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Teague Campbell: Two-Year Limit on Occupational Disease Claims 05/26/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 555 | 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
Teague Campbell: A Reminder About Attorneys' Fees 05/11/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 464 | 0
Allan Campbell suffered two workplace injuries on December 2011 and July 2012 while working for Garda USA Inc. in North Carolina. The first was a left ankle injury and was paid on a medical-only basis pursuant to a Form 63. The second was a low back injury that was fully denied.&nb...Read More

Thompson: Where New Smart Money Should Invest 05/04/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 589 | 0
The force of transformation in our technological age is undeniable, unpredictable, rapid and without controls to slow or stop. No one industry can freeze a convenient moment in time while its commodity has high value safe from competitive disruption and in perfect alignment with technology. ...Read More

Thompson: Make Workers' Comp Ignorance Your Advantage 04/19/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 505 | 0
Employers, you may be missing opportunities to disrupt and re-focus wayward workers’ comp claims. You can end the usual reality of waiting for an adjuster to set a claim’s pace or strategy. ...Read More
Thompson: Claimant "Apps" and the "Internet of Comp-Things" 03/14/2016
By: Barry Thompson
State: NA | Segment: Top | 620 | 0 | Popular with Injured worker
While “smart” technology deliberately surges to attach and change every known part of our greater human experience, the work comp claims world is timidly fumbling with concepts for “stupid” claimant apps. So far, no breakthrough product is on the verge. The oh-so d...Read More
To Dream the Impossible Dream 02/17/2016
By: Eugene Keefe
State: NA | Segment: Top | 372 | 0
To reverse and reinstate this claim based on an unachievable reinstatement effort would have required basically rewriting over 100 years of the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act and Rules—one has to wonder if sanctions should lie? In ...Read More
The Bern, the Buffoon, and Health Care 02/11/2016
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 455 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Well, I never thought I’d be writing about the healthcare plans of Bernie Sanders (!!) and Donald Trump (double !!) as the leading candidates for president. ...Read More
The Uncompensated Worker 02/01/2016
Source: Peter Rousmaniere (Featured Columnist)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1073 | 0
Last week, WorkCompCentral released a report, The Uncompensated Worker, that I authored. It is about how a work injury affects family finances. I applied several realistic wor...Read More
Targeting Psychosocial Barriers to Reduce Delayed Recovery Cases 01/05/2016
By: Ruth Estrich
State: NA | Segment: Top | 447 | 0 | Popular with Employer
In recent years, the managed care industry has focused on pain management solutions to address delayed recovery cases. However, recent studies show that while pain is an obstacle to returning to meaningful work and life roles, it is not as significant a deterrent as many assume. In fact, ...Read More
The Comp Awakens! 12/31/2015
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 794 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
I hope you have concluded your annual Christmas, Festivus, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or “other” celebration. The year draws inexorably to a close. I reflect back this week on the year that was, a collection for all of us of ups, downs, and so much in between. This is my last post for 2015....Read More
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