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Workers' Compensation News


 
What Would You Do? An Interactive Quiz - Part 1 10/11/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 443 | 0
WHAT WOULD YOU DO?The small business is in a particularly difficult situation when it comes to workers' compensation. Not only is coverage typically limited, but the small employer does not have the resources that big business has to manage safety programs or claims when they do happ...Read More
 
 
Why a Medicare Fee Schedule Won't Work in CA 08/30/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 636 | 0
The California Medial Association has published a position paper on the Official Medical Fee Schedule, the revision of it and tying the schedule to the Medicare schedule, as proposed by Senator Richard Alarcon (D, SF Valley). With California (and other state) health practitioners under fire from all...Read More
 
 
What Happens When Your Attorney is Disabarred 08/17/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 391 | 0
What if you just found out the State Bar Association had suspended your attorney's license? Worse yet, what if you took your file to another attorney (or a number of other attorneys) and were told that they would not represent you because the file was so poorly handled? What do you do? Af...Read More
 
 
Writing a Decent Med-Legal Report - Part 5 08/02/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 294 | 0
Our earlier articles on writing a decent medical-legal report essentially presumed that the physician was dealing with an accepted, compensable claim. There are, quite often however, occasions where the injury is not clearly of industrial origin, giving rise to questions of causation. This is especi...Read More
 
 
Who is Liable for Out-of-State Vocational Rehab? 08/02/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 377 | 0
Who is Liable for Out-of-State Vocational Rehab? Eligibility for vocational rehabilitation benefits and services outside the state of California continues to be a cause of much confusion. Is a QIW injured employee eligible for benefits and services once s/he moves outside California? If...Read More
 
 
Writing a Decent Med-Legal Report - Part 4 07/20/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 370 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Writing a Decent Med-Legal Report - Part 4 It is absolutely essential that the physician practicing workers' compensation medicine understand and utilize the correct factors to describe permanent disability. One of the biggest complaints workers' professionals have is that medical reports...Read More
 
 
Writing a Decent Med-Legal Report - Part 3 07/06/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 353 | 0
This is the third in a series on writing decent medical-legal reports. Part 1 reviewed some of the basics necessary for a medical-legal report, including the required elements specifie...Read More
 
 
Writing a Decent Med-Legal Report - Part 2 06/22/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 1063 | 0
In our last article we went over some of the basics necessary for a medical-legal report, including the required elements specified by Regulation section ...Read More
 
 
Writing a Decent Med-Legal Report - Part 1 06/07/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 756 | 0 | Popular with Injured worker
One of the most frustrating things for an attorney involved in workers' compensation litigation is a poorly written medical-legal report. The basic reality is that there simply are not enough physicians that know how to write good, soundly supported medical reports, let alone solid, rateable, perman...Read More
 
 
Work Comp as an Employer Marketing Tool 04/26/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 375 | 0
Workers' compensation is typically viewed upon as a cost item for most employers - that line item on the budget that recently has grown out of control adding millions of dollars in cost to business' ability to earn a profit. But at this moment in current history employers have a very unique opportun...Read More
 
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