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
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
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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
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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
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
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