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Thomas: The Pike Decision 07/18/2018
Source: Joanne M. Thomas
State: CA | Segment: Top | 50 | 0
I was less than hopeful that Pike would become a defining decision on the crucial issue of entitlement to temporary total disability five years subsequent to the date of injury. ...Read More
 
 

Torrey: New Article Describes VA Disability Claims Procedure, Advocates for Change 07/06/2018
Source: David B. Torrey
State: NA | Segment: Top | 211 | 0
In a new, well-crafted article, a recent law graduate and former naval officer outlines in brief the law and procedure of veterans’ disability benefits claims, and sets forth a criti...Read More
 
 

Torrey: Identifying the Source of Recent Constitutional Challenges 06/12/2018
By: David B. Torrey
State: NA | Segment: Top | 109 | 0
In a new article, the articulate chair of the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission discusses the unprecedented number of constitutional challenges we have seen the last two years or so surrounding state worker...Read More
 
 
Teague Campbell: Change to Framework in Supreme Court's Landmark Wilkes Decision 06/22/2017
By: Teague Campbell
State: NC | Segment: Top | 1300 | 0
In addition to creating a medical presumption for accepted claims, the North Carolina Supreme Court’s decision in Wilkes v. City of Greenville has significantly altered the lan...Read More
 
 
Teague Campbell: Attendant Care Updates 03/02/2017
By: Teague Campbell
State: NC | Segment: Top | 984 | 0
Thompson v. International Paper Co. On Feb. 23, 2012, Darrell Thompson was involved in an at-work accident and suffered severe burns that covered more than 23% of his body, mostly to his left shoulder and arm. Following the injury, Thompson underwent three major...Read More
 
 
The Debate of Mental-Mental and PTSD 01/20/2017
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 2522 | 0
There is a debate raging across America related to mental health. There are those who see disparity and injustice in the treatment of psychological illness in workers' compensation. It appears that state's treatment of mental illness falls into some reasonably defined categories. ...Read More
 
 
Teague Campbell: The Last Medical Payment Is the Last Medical Payment 12/20/2016
State: NC | Segment: Top | 1126 | 0
Kelly Lewis worked as a bus operator for Transit Management of Charlotte (“Charlotte Transit”). He suffered an admittedly compensable back injury on June 15, 2009, when the bus he was driving was rear-ended. A Form 25R was completed wherein Lewis was assigned a 0% permanent ...Read More
 
 
Teague Campbell: Retaining an Independent Medical Expert 09/22/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 804 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Gurney Harris suffered two separate alleged at-work back injuries while working for different employers, Southern Commercial Glass Inc. (“Glass”) and Southeastern Installation Inc. (“Southeastern”).  The first back injury occurred on July 13, 2010, w...Read More
 
 
Tchoukadarian: LC §132 Claims and Lost Wages 06/20/2016
State: CA | Segment: Top | 965 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
In the case of Victoria Lacheta v. Olympic Security Services (2014 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS 324), applicant prevailed in her wrongful termination claim against her employer. However, she failed to sustain her burden of entitlement to lost wages six years after the initial findings and awar...Read More
 
 
Teague Campbell: Two-Year Limit on Occupational Disease Claims 05/26/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 537 | 0
Ervin Rainey worked as an automotive mechanic assistant for the City of Charlotte, N.C., where he had worked for 18 years. This job required frequent, strenuous use of both his arms and shoulders.  On May 9, 2000, Rainey’s doctor advised him that he had severe osteoarthrit...Read More
 
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