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Workers' Compensation News

Personal Injury Attorney Suspended for Poor Handling of Medicare Reimbursement 12/08/2015
By: Jennifer Jordan
State: NA | Segment: Top | 202 | 0
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Parsons Presumption for Entirely Different Injury 10/20/2015
By: Teague Campbell
State: NA | Segment: Top | 223 | 0
Johnnie Wilkes was a 62-year-old landscaper working in the Recreation and Parks Department for the City of Greensboro. He had worked for the city for approximately nine years. On April 21, 2010, Wilkes was involved in a car accident. He was treated for an abrasion to his head, broken ri...Read More
Protz v. WCAB Ruling Muddles IRE Process 09/30/2015
By: Joseph C. Romano
State: NA | Segment: Top | 376 | 0
In a significant and surprising decision in Protz v. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (Derry Area School District), No. 1024 C.D. 2014 (Pa.Cmwlth. 2015), the Commonwealth ...Read More
PFR Maine: Simplest Chance for Major System Redesign? 09/28/2015
State: NA | Segment: Top | 277 | 0
Initiatives to radically change the 100-year-old workers’ compensation system are growing, despite the daunting state legislative barriers of status quo defenders and inertia. Now it turns out that Maine has a statute on its books that offers a strikingly direct and unclut...Read More
Prevent Double Dipping! 07/14/2015
By: Nathan S. Bernard
State: NA | Segment: NORTH | 335 | 0
It's imperative workers' compensation settlement contracts or commission decisions clearly reflect credit to be taken from the final payment. In the Estate of Burns v. Consolid...Read More
Phones May Be Smart; Users – not so much 06/29/2015
State: NA | Segment: Top | 358 | 0 | Popular with Legal
For all our knowledge and good intentions, we humans tend to be a stupid bunch. We do lots of dumb things we know perfectly well are not good for us; eat the wrong foods, smoke, stay up too late, drive too fast, etc. A recent study demonstrates the latest idiotic thing many of us do: completely d...Read More
ProPublica, Indiana, and the Problem with Perception 04/06/2015
State: NA | Segment: Top | 206 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Perception can be a dangerous thing. One need look no further than Indiana to see that. The religious freedom restoration act signed by Gov. Mike Pence last month created an impression that screamed the message, INDIANA HATES GAYS! Major companies rebelled. Angie's List promised to cancel exp...Read More
ProPublica's Demolition of Workers' Comp 03/06/2015
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 290 | 0
Yesterday ProPublica published the first in what is apparently a series of articles on the workers' comp systems around the country. This first effort focused on "reforms" and gene...Read More

Private Cause of Action under the Medicare Secondary Payer Act 02/25/2015
By: Daniel Hayes
State: NA | Segment: Top | 445 | 0
We all know that before finalizing a settlement in a workers' compensation claim, the parties need to determine whether Medicare has already made any payments and, if so, whether there is a conditional payment lien. The obvious risk in not addressing conditional ...Read More
Parties Must Protect their Due Process 02/06/2015
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 474 | 0
A couple of recent decisions around the country have provided reminders of the confines of the adversarial process and how much process is due. A worker alleges an injury. The employer denied compensability. The employer alleged that during the litigation, the worker sought and received m...Read More
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