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The Right to Independent Discovery for Injured Workers 11/24/2015
By: Stephen Schneider
State: CA | Segment: Top | 701 | 0 | Popular with Legal
I have been contacted by a couple of respected copy service companies asking my thoughts about the injured worker’s “independent right to discovery.” I think the concept being inferred is that injured workers and their attorneys should have a right to any and all discovery they ...Read More
The Case for Physician Education in Light of Rising Death Rates 11/12/2015
By: Michael Gavin
State: NA | Segment: Top | 268 | 0
Two recent and related op-ed pieces in the New York Times lay out the logic I articulated in my last blog post on addiction and mental health. The two pieces, taken together, ...Read More
Texas Case Law Update 11/11/2015
By: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: Top | 480 | 0
NEW! Pinkus v. Hartford Casualty Insurance Co., 05-14-00892-CV, (11/05/2015): A business traveler's car accident while on his way to have dinner with his son was not within the course and scope of his employment, a Texas appellate court ruled. NEW! Painter v. Amerimex D...Read More
The IMR Debate is Focusing on the Wrong Metric 11/04/2015
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 352 | 0
Now that California’s courts have ruled the independent medical-review process is constitutional, we can hope things will settle down, docs will start learning what is acceptable and what isn’t, and needless friction will decrease. Unfortunately that isn’t likely. I...Read More
Texas Case Law Update 10/19/2015
By: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: Top | 559 | 0
NEW! Taylor v. Lubbock Regional MHMR, 07-13-00381-CV, (10/07/2015): A Texas appellate court ruled that an injured worker's failure to appeal a ruling excluding his exhibits from evidence was fatal to his appeal of an adverse grant of summary judgment since without the exhibits, there was...Read More
The Hunt for Premium Shirkers 10/12/2015
State: NA | Segment: Top | 590 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Workers’ compensation insurers lose a lot more money from policyholders who pay less than they should in premiums than from injured workers who received indemnity benefits they shouldn’t. There are no reliable overall figures, but it is noteworthy that Texas Mutual, the larg...Read More
The AI Robotic Tsunami: Coming to a Workplace Near You! 09/02/2015
By: Tom Lynch
State: NA | Segment: Top | 409 | 0
In 2013, Oxford professors Carl Frey and Michael Osborne published what became a highly read and highly cited study suggesting that machines could replace 47% of America’s jobs over the next 25 years. To say that they got the business world’s attention is a little bit like saying Ted ...Read More
Texas Case Law Update 08/28/2015
State: NA | Segment: Top | 463 | 0
NEW! Najera v. Recana Solutions, 14-14-00332-CV, (08/20/2015): A Texas appellate court ruled that the nonsubscribing employer of a worker attacked by a colleague was not negligent for failing to perform a criminal background check on the assailant, as a matter of law. NEW! ...Read More

The Painful (and Shocking) Realities of Pain Therapies 08/25/2015
State: NA | Segment: Top | 682 | 0 | Popular with Vendor
The votes are in and everyone agrees: pain is bad. But what everyone does not agree on is how to treat pain most effectively in a fiscally sensible manner. As you may know, “acute” pain lasts less than 30 days, “subacute” pain lasts one to six months, and “ch...Read More
The Copy Service Fee Schedule 07/16/2015
Source: Nedda Safi
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1162 | 0 | Popular with Medical
If we took a poll, 100 out of 100 employers, administrators and defense attorneys would likely concur as to the level of extreme frustration they have faced in defending against unreasonable and exorbitant copy service liens. It’s no wonder, considering what little help Labor Code sections ...Read More
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