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
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
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
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 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
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
As the school year comes to an end and temperatures begin to rise, so too will the number of workplace-related accidents and deaths involving teenage workers. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, approximately 2 million teenagers will enter the workplace this summer. Tragically, each year some...Read More