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Workers' Compensation News

Last Chance to Avoid Higher Comp Costs in Fla. 12/03/2009
State: FL | Segment: | 414 | 0
By Joe PadudaFlorida is scheduled to dramatically change the way hospitals get paid to care for workers comp patients, and if payers don't get their act together, they're going to be paying more a lot more for medical care.WorkCompCentral reported that a hearing, te...Read More
L&I and Moving Out of State 07/21/2009
By: Terri L. Herring-Puz
State: WA | Segment: | 574 | 0
By Terri L. Herring-PuzI am often asked by an injured worker if they can move out of state if they have an open Department of Labor & Industries claim. The quick and easy answer is: "of course!" You can live anywhere you choose. Sometimes workers relocate because of a spo...Read More
Like Lazarus, anti-Emma Murray bill rose from the ashes and passed 05/09/2009
By: Michael Rabinowitz
State: FL | Segment: | 420 | 0
By Michael RabinowitzMaking me eat my own words, the Florida Legislature reconciled the two versions of the anti-Emma Murray bill and decided to go with the much simpler House version, HB 903, which simply removes the word "reasonable" from section 440.34.  As everyone knows, the st...Read More
Labor Code 4658 With 15% Included is Issue With PD 05/02/2009
State: CA | Segment: | 523 | 0
By Richard M. "Jake" JacobsmeyerThe Court of Appeal (4th District) has reversed a WCAB decision which had determined that the provisions of Labor Code 4658 implementing the 15% increase or decrease in a Partial Permanent Disability award had been waived by failing to specifically r...Read More
Light Duty Trap 11/19/2008
By: David B. Condon
State: WA | Segment: | 225 | 0
By David B. CondonIn a previous post I encouraged you to have an open mind if your employer offers light duty work while you are recovering from your injury. It is generally a good thing to remain connected to your employer and the work force. I touch on this topic again to a...Read More
Later, Alligator 10/24/2008
State: CA | Segment: | 318 | 0
By Julius YoungLater, alligator.That's the message Acting Division of Workers' Compensation Administrative Director Carrie Nevans delivered to future injured workers in her talk to a Sacramento workers' compensation conference on Oct. 20.Earlier this y...Read More
Legislature Should Opt Out of SB 1096 03/20/2008
State: CA | Segment: | 471 | 0
--By Julius YoungHere's a legislative stinker for you: SB 1096.The bill would allow pharmacies to sell patient information to pharmaceutical companies, who would then be able to communicate directly with patients about prescription refills.The rationale? Some ...Read More
Liability for Negligent Hiring of an Incompetent For-Hire Motor Carrier 08/11/2007
State: CA | Segment: | 738 | 0
By Thomas D. Foti The New Jersey Supreme Court considered the propriety of an order granting summary judgment in favor of a trash hauler where the complaint alleged that it had a duty to ensure the safety of trucks used by an independent contractor. In Puckrein v. ATI Tra...Read More
Lawsuits Won't Make W.Va. Miners Safer 07/28/2007
State: CA | Segment: | 444 | 0
West Virginia is sensitive on the issue of coal mine safety for good reason. It's personal. The industry employs more than 17,000 of our fathers and mothers, sons and daughters, husbands and wives. Miners know from the first moment they strap on their helmets that theirs is o...Read More
Leno Answers Your Voc Rehab Questions 07/14/2007
State: CA | Segment: | 451 | 0
By Allan Leno BPPVE The Bureau for Private Post-secondary Vocational Education ceased to exist as of midnight June 30. There are two bills pending in the Legislature to address the transition to a new agency (AB 1525) and the creation of a new agency to succeed BPPVE ...Read More
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