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Workers' Compensation News

Tips to Avoid a Holiday Party Work Comp Hangover 12/10/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 389 | 0
Holiday parties are almost a foregone conclusion, but along with the fun, camaraderie and joviality is a measure of workers' compensation risk that is generally not appreciated.Though case law goes both was, generally, injuries incurred at the annual holiday party will probably be compensabl...Read More
Time Management for Claims Examiners - Part 2 09/02/2002
State: FL | Segment: | 389 | 0
The first part of this series started off with some basic concepts on time management, applied to the claims examiner's special duties. Of course, there are more techniques to implement, otherwise this wouldn't be a two part series! Daily Task Management, as noted in the prior article, is si...Read More
Time Management for Claims Examiners - Part 1 08/18/2002
State: FL | Segment: | 333 | 0
Being a claims examiner is a demanding job. Not only is there the stress of dealing with people who are injured and need your help, but time deadlines are constantly looming while the case load seems to always increase. That's why learning proper time management techniques is such an important part ...Read More
Timely Payment of a Settlement 07/22/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 444 | 0
A user from California writes: I am looking for something that says how much time is allowed for payment of a C & R Order, but haven't found anything specific. I heard it was 20 days. Can you direct me?.. I can't seem to find a written period of time. The answer is as convoluted ...Read More
The Body Parts Market - Permanent Disability 06/23/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 417 | 0
Permanent disability indemnity is intended to compensate a worker for the loss of ability to compete in the open labor market. Essentially, it is putting a value on body parts. Most permanent disability indemnity schemes attempt to make adjustments to the value of a body part dependent on the age of...Read More
Transportation to Cure or Relieve - LC 4600 06/23/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 450 | 0
An injured workers wrote in recently, apparently anxious about getting to the hospital for scheduled surgery related to his industrial injury. How was he going to get to and from the hospital since he had to move 4 hours away due to financial circumstances? California ...Read More
The FEHA is Different than Work Comp 03/17/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 473 | 0
The Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), as modified by last year...Read More
The Four Stages Of A Physical Therapy Program 02/17/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 766 | 0
By Steven Danchik, MA, RPT The primary goal of physical therapy should always be the restoration of function. Purpose and direction are necessary for effective treatment. There are four general stages of an effective physical therapy program. This article will discuss the first two, an...Read More
The 1st 90 Days - Part 2 01/23/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 462 | 0
The first in this series of articles explained the importance in general terms of the first 90 days of a claim's life, and why it is critical for a claims examiner to conduct a thorough investigation during ...Read More
Take Charge of Your Claim 12/15/2001
State: FL | Segment: | 452 | 0
Unfortunately workers' compensation ends up adversarial because of competing interests. The purpose of workers' compensation systems are to "pay now, ask questions later" in order to take care of the injured worker. When this system was devised, this philosophy made sense because of the ter...Read More
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