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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

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
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