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Moore: Telecommuting Employee Accidents: Risk Management and Claims Nightmare? 08/11/2020
By: James Moore
State: NA | Segment: Top | 138 | 0
The coronavirus pandemic grew what was a “cottage industry” type job to one of the most popular jobs in existence today. Most telecommuting employee accidents will involve in-home hazards. ...Read More

Geaney: Respondents Can Reopen Cases, Too 08/10/2020
By: John H. Geaney
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 90 | 0
Employers and workers’ compensation professionals are very familiar with reopener petitions or applications for modification of awards.  ...Read More

Paduda: COVID Is Crushing Work Comp Claim Counts 08/07/2020
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 556 | 0
Thank you, California Workers' Compensation Institute. Due to its diligence and foresight, we now know: ...Read More

Peabody: WCAB Explains That SIBTF PD Should Be Added, Not Combined 08/06/2020
By: Michael Peabody
State: CA | Segment: Top | 239 | 0
The Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board issued an en banc decision in June clarifying that prior and subsequent injuries should be “added” and not “combined” to determine whether the Subsequent Injuries Benefits Trust Fund (SIBTF) should be involved. ...Read More

Paduda: Implications Abound in Mitchell's Coventry Acquisition 08/05/2020
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 372 | 0
The implications of Mitchell’s acquisition of Coventry’s workers’ comp business are broad, from insight into the futu...Read More
Mussack: Keep It Simple When Rating Heart Conditions With AMA Guides 08/04/2020
By: Tim Mussack
State: CA | Segment: Top | 172 | 0
With more and more applicants pleading internal issues, it’s important for defendants to understand how to properly rate impairment under the AMA Guides. That starts with understanding AMA Guides Chapters 3 and 4, which address the cardiovascular system and disorders of the heart. T...Read More

Duff: Report Recommends OSHA Private Right of Action 08/03/2020
By: Michael C. Duff
State: NA | Segment: Top | 239 | 0
Departing sharply from notions of “liability immunity,” member scholars at the Center for Progressive Reform (CPR) — including yours truly — have offered in a new report ...Read More

Castillo: Remember Their Faces 07/31/2020
By: Michael Castillo
State: CA | Segment: Top | 237 | 0
With the rebuttable presumption enacted by Gov. Gavin Newsom having expired on July 5, millions of essential workers are counting on the state Legislature to act quickly to pass new protections as COVID-19 cases spike across California. ...Read More

Moore: Use the 3-3-3 Rule for Efficiency 07/30/2020
By: James Moore
State: NA | Segment: Top | 204 | 0
The 3-3-3 Rule was invented by me in 1997 to help workers' comp adjuster communications become more efficient and effective. The rule still applies — even more today in the age of social media.  ...Read More

Grinberg: COVID Presumption Inching Forward 07/29/2020
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 228 | 0
The state Assembly Insurance Committee was scheduled today to hear testimony regarding SB 1159, the proposed legislation codifying Gov. Gavin Newsom’s COVID-19 presumption executive order. Apparently, this has now been postponed until Aug. 11. However, all signs poi...Read More
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