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Grinberg: The New Med-Legal Fee Schedule, Part II 04/09/2021
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
There are now new duties imposed on the parties in sending documents to the medical-legal evaluator. Section 9793(n) requires “[a]ny d...Read More

Grinberg: The New Med-Legal Fee Schedule 04/08/2021
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
This swampland or ours is all abuzz with the new fee schedule issued by the Division of Workers' Compensation and I'm eager to bring you some of the highlights. ...Read More

Snyder: COVID Is Messing This Up, Too 04/07/2021
By: Teddy Snyder
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
Due to the pandemic, very few cases are being tried. Reports from the legal community indicate that the absence of an imminent trial date is inducing parties to put off settlement as well. ...Read More

Castillo: Give Kids a Fighting Chance 04/06/2021
By: Michael Castillo
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
For the children of workers who have been killed or seriously injured on the job, Kids’ Chance of California gives them a fighting chance at earning a college education through needs-based scholarship programs. ...Read More

Langham: Medical Mileage and Legislative Lessons 04/05/2021
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 0
In 1935, workers' compensation came to Florida. We were not among the first to adopt this social safety net; in fact, we were among the very last. We are perhaps forever grateful to have beaten Mississippi to the punch; Mississippi was last in 1948. ...Read More

Young: 'Tales From a Working Man's Shrink' 04/02/2021
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
Readers may be interested to note a recently published book, “Wounded Workers: Tales from a Working Man’s Shrink.” ...Read More

Paduda: Latest Research on Chronic Pain, Opioids and Other Drugs 04/01/2021
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 0
Dr. Steve Feinberg pointed me to two studies conducted by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality on chronic pain, both systematic reviews (reviews of published studies of a specific topic). One focused on ...Read More

Grinberg: WCAB Comments on CT Claims 03/31/2021
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
Cumulative traumas are tricky things sometimes. ...Read More

Zaglin: Expanding Presumptive Injuries for Health Care Workers 03/30/2021
By: Aaron C. Zaglin
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
Senate Bill 213 is still working its way through the California Legislature and, as such, is not yet in effect. Because health care workers have significantly increased exposure or susceptibility to particular work-related injuries or illnesses, Senate Bill 213 aims to protect them by provid...Read More

Geaney: Worker Injured in Shared Parking Lot Can Sue Employer 03/29/2021
By: John H. Geaney
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 0
When an employee is injured on the employer’s premises, including a parking lot owned and controlled by the employer, it is fundamental that such a claim is work-related. ...Read More
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