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Castillo: The Fight for Farmworkers Continues 03/26/2021
By: Michael Castillo
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
National Farmworkers Awareness Week takes place at the end of March each year, this year celebrated March 25-31. While some victories have recently been won in instilling greater protections for workers in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, other challenges remain. ...Read More

Walls: COVID-19 Is NOT an Occupational Disease 03/25/2021
By: Mark Walls
State: NA | Segment: Top | 0
When workers’ compensation was conceived over 100 years ago, it was designed to cover traumatic injuries in an industrial setting. ...Read More

Geaney: Court Rejects Compensability for Worker Who Fell En Route to Coffee Shop 03/24/2021
By: John H. Geaney
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 0
What if two lawyers leave their separate offices to meet at a coffee shop to discuss a case? Is the commute to the coffee shop compensable for either or both of them? ...Read More

Paduda: The Cost/Benefit of Catastrophic Case Management 03/23/2021
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 0
A well-designed, thorough and much-needed study of the impact of nurse case management on catastrophic claims was completed late last year by the University of ...Read More

Luna: Government Dignitaries Praise Ag Community Amid Height of Pandemic 03/22/2021
By: Carlos Luna
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
State and federal dignitaries echoed one another during AgSafe’s innovation virtual conference Feb. 15 in vocalizing high praise for America’s agriculture community amid the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. ...Read More

Kamin: New Med-Legal Fee Schedule Likely to Take Effect April 1 03/19/2021
By: John P. Kamin
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Division of Workers’ Compensation has submitted a controversial set of amendments to the Med-Legal Fee Schedule that could take effect on April 1. ...Read More

Young: A Pandemic Year 03/18/2021
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
We’re a year into the pandemic now. Juli...Read More

Torrey: COVID Long-Haulers and Their Disability Remedy 03/17/2021
By: David B. Torrey
State: NA | Segment: Top | 0
Many in the workers’ compensation insurance industry have been trying to predict what costs COVID-19 will ultimately impose. ...Read More

Grinberg: Emergency Med-Legal Regs Extended to Mid-October 2021 03/16/2021
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
One of the very, very thin silver linings of the lockdowns we’re still slogging through has been the compulsory trial of remote litigation and work for the workers’ comp bar. For the last year, depositions have been done almost exclusively via videoconference, hearings over the p...Read More

Moore: Why Does Loss Run Stay Open? 03/15/2021
By: James Moore
State: NA | Segment: Top | 0
A new blog and newsletter reader asked a question last week after reviewing loss runs: We have a very old workers' comp subrogation claim open after seven years. Will that affect our experience mod? Why is it not closed? ...Read More
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