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Taking Charge of Your Case is Essential 06/07/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 298 | 0
The following dialogue (edited for brevity and clarity) appeared recently in the workcompcentral.com Injured Workers Forum. The editors felt this dialogue was an excellent example of some of the considerations that need to...Read More
Troubling Thomas Dilemma - Questions & Answers 04/12/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 726 | 0
Question: When an applicant's case is settled with a Thomas C&R, what is the effect on the lien claimants? Answer: The employer offers them 10 cents on the dollar. If the lien claimants refuse to acce...Read More
The Benefits of Working Following an Industrial Injury 01/19/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 1075 | 0
This can be viewed from two directions, one as the employer and the other as the injured worker. I will try to answer both. From the employer's standpoint, an injured worker has less temporary disability the sooner he returns to work. It follows, the more the worker is at home with nothing ...Read More
Tips to Avoid a Holiday Party Work Comp Hangover 12/10/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 446 | 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: | 438 | 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: | 375 | 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: | 475 | 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: | 461 | 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: | 483 | 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: | 510 | 0
The Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), as modified by last year...Read More
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