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Workers' Compensation News


Keefe: WC Reform Proposals to Get Our Claims Industry Out of Legislative Cross-Hairs 05/24/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 1055 | 0
We find it a bit puzzling that workers’ compensation reform continues to be such a focus of concern to the extent it is seen as a sticking point for our state’s budget. ...Read More

Keefe: A New and Blurring Part of WC Reforms 05/18/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 1931 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Chicago Democrat presented new Illinois workers' compensation reform legislation incorporating a “resource-based relative value scale,” or RBRVS, as the physician-health care payment system and a cost savings mega-plum for state employers and local governments....Read More

Keefe: ADA, Comp Interact — and Sometimes Oddly Intertwine 05/04/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1148 | 0 | Popular with Legal
At the suggestion of one of our readers, I want to provide some thoughts on this federal ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) and typically state-run work comp concepts. Sometimes they work in unison and harmony, sometimes the results are odd. ...Read More

Kamin: Fore! Take Care When Hitting the Greens This Summer 05/03/2017
Source: John P. Kamin
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1097 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Millions of American golfers will hit the links this summer, not knowing the dangers that lurk afoot. ...Read More

Keefe: Can't Legislate Causation in State Workers' Comp 04/25/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 1327 | 0
Gov. Bruce Rauner, state Sen. Christine Radogno and other Illinois legislators were fighting to change “causation” in workers’ comp with an eye on saving billions for business and local government. ...Read More

Keefe: Holy Smokes! Firefighter Loses WC Claim 04/19/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 1295 | 0
In an astounding development to all Illinois workers' compensation observers, a majority of the members of our very, very, very liberal Appellate Court, Workers’ Comp Division, joins with the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission and lower court to deny a claim by an&n...Read More

Keefe: Hacking May Change Workers' Comp Record-Keeping, Billing 04/12/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1008 | 0
If your financial stuff has ever been hacked, consider a challenging new statistic: By 2024, everyone in the U.S. may have had health care and workers’ comp data compromised if online theft keeps accelerating at the current pace. ...Read More

Keefe: Will Our Country Ever Be Smart Enough to Allow Dying With Dignity? 04/04/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1338 | 0
I am on vacation in Jamaica and met a wonderful couple from Guelph, Ontario. They gave me the inside scoop on a new socio-legal development in Canada — dying with dignity. In short, if you or a loved one are suffering from a terminal condition, it is OK to follow the safeguards with yo...Read More

Keefe: One Baffling Appellate Ruling After Another 03/15/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 804 | 0
With respect to the five members of the Illinois Appellate Court, Workers' Compensation Division and the Circuit Court judges who hear workers' comp appeals, I want to confirm my new position that our state would be better served to have our work comp claims adjudicated&nbs...Read More

Keefe: Comp Commission Faces Shutdown Deadline 02/01/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 1308 | 0
I had a reader tell me Illinois state government appears to be filling in for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus that is soon to close. Everything that is happening in our state government appears to make our leaders look like clowns and teetering out of control. ...Read More
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