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Castillo: Key Facts to Consider 08/18/2020
Source: Michael Castillo
State: CA | Segment: NATIONAL | 217 | 0
State lawmakers are considering three separate bills, all of which will be heard in their respective Appropriations Committees in the next two weeks, that would establish various levels of workers’ compensation presumptions for essential workers who contract COVID-19 on the job. ...Read More
 
 

Carnahan: COVID Offers Chance to Rethink Work Comp 08/17/2020
By: Karlyn Carnahan
State: NA | Segment: Top | 211 | 0
Workers’ compensation pre-COVID was an extremely competitive market and now, as we’re in the midst of COVID, continues to be a highly competitive line of business. ...Read More
 
 

Moore: Think Again About Those COVID-19 Numbers 08/14/2020
By: James Moore
State: NA | Segment: Top | 260 | 0
Many prognosticators and the press have rushed to publish or make sense of any workers' comp COVID-19 numbers, including claim counts and rating information.  ...Read More
 
 

Duff: Some Quick Thoughts on Presumptions 08/13/2020
By: Michael C. Duff
State: NA | Segment: Top | 295 | 0
I am very clear on why certain people do not “understand” COVID-19 workers’ compensation causation presumptions. There is that very old (gendered) Upton Sinclair saw: “It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding i...Read More
 
 

Snyder: Why Your Cases Aren't Settling 08/12/2020
By: Teddy Snyder
State: NA | Segment: Top | 279 | 0
Why aren’t your cases settling? In his book, "How to Talk to Strangers," best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell explains that we normally DTT — default to truth — when we receive communication. When we default to lies instead of to truth, we undermine our abili...Read More
 
 

Moore: Telecommuting Employee Accidents: Risk Management and Claims Nightmare? 08/11/2020
By: James Moore
State: NA | Segment: Top | 358 | 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 | 181 | 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 | 806 | 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 | 346 | 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 | 522 | 0
The implications of Mitchell’s acquisition of Coventry’s workers’ comp business are broad, from insight into the futu...Read More
 
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