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Workers' Compensation News


 
Wolken: Zombie Liens, Round Two 04/13/2018
Source: James Wolken
State: CA | Segment: Top | 391 | 0
We all remember the notion of "zombie liens" from a few years ago, which the Legislature tried to combat by enacting regulations to allow dismissal of liens for failure to prosecute a lien (8 CCR § 10582.5), and enacting legislation requiring payment of the controversial lien activ...Read More
 
 

Weinmann: What Happens When Mistakes Are Signed Into Law? 04/05/2018
By: Robert Weinmann
State: CA | Segment: Top | 411 | 0
Physicians who accept injured workers as patients know that adverse utilization review (UR) decisions can devastate well-planned diagnostic and therapeutic programs. Some major facilities won't tolerate this risk and refuse to accept injured workers. ...Read More
 
 

Wickert: Recovering Workers' Compensation Lien Out of Legal Malpractice Award 03/27/2018
Source: Gary L. Wickert
State: CA | Segment: Top | 805 | 0
There is little law in California regarding the subrogation/reimbursement and/or future credit rights of an employer or workers’ compensation carrier when an employee makes a third-party recovery because of legal malpractice in the handling of the employee’s attorney. ...Read More
 
 

Wilson: What Do Medicare Part D, Medicare Set-Asides and Parenting Have in Common? 03/15/2018
Source: Rita Wilson
State: NA | Segment: Top | 327 | 0
For those who have raised children or are in the process of doing so, one of our biggest challenges is to instill in our children some sort of positive decision-making paradigm.  ...Read More
 
 

Wickert: Temps Who Don't File Comp Claim Can Sue Special Employers 02/20/2018
By: Gary L. Wickert
State: WI | Segment: Top | 528 | 0
It seems that in Wisconsin, the exclusive remedy rule, which prevents an employee from suing his employer in tort, isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. ...Read More
 
 
When it Stinks 02/12/2018
State: NA | Segment: Top | 498 | 0
The workplace can be a challenge. There is work to be done, deadlines to meet, and challenges to face. And, there are coworkers. Sometimes they assist with the tasks and sometimes they can add to the challenges. Over the years, the subject of perfume and cologne has become the subject of sarcasm ...Read More
 
 

Wickert: Texas Supreme Court Denies Appeal in Waiver of Subrogation Case 02/05/2018
By: Gary L. Wickert
State: TX | Segment: Top | 501 | 0
On Jan. 26, the Texas Supreme Court refused to review the July 14, 2016, decision by the Texas Court of Appeals in Ins. Co. of the State of Pennsylvania v. Roberts. Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer S.C. had filed an amicus brief on behalf the National Association of Subrogation Pro...Read More
 
 

Wingenroth: The CRC Dark Days Are Coming 01/23/2018
By: Jessica M. Wingenroth
State: NA | Segment: Top | 477 | 0
The highly anticipated Commercial Repayment Center contractor transition from CGI Federal to Performant Recovery was discussed in a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services town hall presentation Thursday. The stated goal: seamless, painless and efficient transition, with zero impac...Read More
 
 

West: When Is Communication not Communication? 01/17/2018
By: Jeremy P. West
State: CA | Segment: Top | 441 | 0 | Popular with Legal
When is communication not communication? When it’s information. ...Read More
 
 

Wickert: Medical Billing, Insurance Write-Offs and the Collateral Source Rule 01/15/2018
By: Gary L. Wickert
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1377 | 0
To recover damages for past medical expenses in a personal injury lawsuit, a plaintiff must present evidence and prove that the medical expenses incurred were both “reasonable” and “necessary.” ...Read More
 
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