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O'Gorman: Worker Needs to Show More Than Simply Being at Work to Get Benefits 09/21/2017
By: Timothy O’Gorman
State: IL | Segment: Top | 948 | 1
Herff Jones v. Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, 2017 IL App (4th) 160346WC-U again confirms that the Illinois courts have rejected the use of the “positional risk” doctrine in the state workers' compensation system. ...Read More

O'Gorman: PTSD Claim Fails Due to Treatment Delay 08/29/2017
By: Timothy O'Gorman
State: IL | Segment: Top | 1027 | 0
In RPRD Dykman Inc. v. Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, the claimant was an over-the-road truck driver who witnessed a horrific accident en route to making a delivery. ...Read More

O'Gorman: Appellate Court Overturns 19L Penalties 03/28/2017
By: Timothy O'Gordon
State: IL | Segment: Top | 1042 | 0
If an Illinois claimant seeks penalties and fees on medical bills, the documents have to be tendered. ...Read More
Ownership Failure: If Other Operations Were Treated Like Workers' Comp 02/08/2016
By: Barry Thompson
State: NA | Segment: Top | 530 | 0 | Popular with Vendor
Imagine yourself a manufacturer purchasing a machine to enhance your production line. Imagine a salesperson closing the deal by providing a 1-800 number to call and report any new machine operators. ...Read More
OneCall's New CEO Has Tough Row to Hoe 01/27/2016
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 786 | 0 | Popular with Legal
OneCall's new CEO is Dale Wolf. Wolf, OCCM’s executive chair, was named CEO yesterday after serving as the interim CEO since Joe Delaney’s departure last summer. Wolf’s history includes a stint running the small group health insurance business at th...Read More
Opt Out: A Painful Reassessment 11/23/2015
By: Peter Rousmaniere (Featured Columnist)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1230 | 0
Two sessions on opt out at the National Workers' Compensation and Disability Conference this month showed this movement is at a crossroads. The advocates can decide whether their idea is a serious advance in injury risk management at a time ripe for change or an elaborate ruse ...Read More
October 2015 Case Law Update 10/05/2015
By: Michael W. Sullivan
State: NA | Segment: Top | 2828 | 0
JURISDICTION AND SUBROGATION In Melendrez v. Ameron International Corp. (2015) B256928, B259423, the 2nd District Court of Appeal held that exclusive remedy applied to an employee's injury, which was caused in part by nonwork-related activities, because the applicant's employment ...Read More
Ones to Watch 08/13/2015
By: Julius Young
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1891 | 0
I recently had the pleasure of speaking on a California workers’ comp case law update panel. The panel was at the Disneyland conference of the California Coalition on Workers’ Compensation, an employer-side workers’ comp research and advocacy group. Co-presenting at my s...Read More
One Sorry Grape 08/03/2015
By: Peter Rousmaniere (Featured Columnist)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1408 | 0 | Popular with Array
America, you need to see this from my point of view: a dark red Flame Seedless grape. I know how nice humans are, but they can do strange things.    I was born in the spring of 2015 in the city in Coachella, east of Palm Springs, California. I had as sunny a childhood ...Read More
OSHA to Employers: Shame on You! 07/13/2015
By: Nancy Grover (Featured Columnist)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 518 | 0 | Popular with Array
It's not often that you hear terms such as, "conspiracy" applied to OSHA, especially by workers' comp experts. But that's exactly what some are saying about the agency's apparent stepped up enforcement actions. A recent policy paper released "coincidentally&...Read More
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