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Grinberg: DWC (Maybe) Gives Lien Claimants Extra Time to File Declarations 10/24/2017
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 594 | 0 | Popular with Legal
So, awhile back, your humble blogger offered the thought that the Division of Workers' Compensation's intent to dismiss the liens of claimants who had not properly filed their “Supplemental Lien Form and 4903.05(c) Declarations” by the statutory deadline ...Read More
 
 

Gelman: Proposed New Code of Conduct for NJ Judges of Compensation 09/11/2017
By: Jon L. Gelman
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 691 | 0
The state Department of Labor and Workforce Development is proposing repeals, amendments and a new rule that would result in the adoption of a new code of conduct for judges of compensation. ...Read More
 
 
Grinberg: WCAB: No Authority From WCJ to Issue Gag Order 09/06/2017
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 659 | 0
Typically, when a person uses the words “gag” and “workers’ compensation,” it is to describe a certain amount of disapproval with our beloved system of administering benefits (and inflicting costs).  But, in a significantly rarer use of the term, the Wor...Read More
 
 
Grinberg: IC Defense Fails for Deceased Truck Driver Claim 08/24/2017
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 752 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Reform after reform, legislative session after legislative session, trial after trial, the workers’ compensation community has the same issue come up over and over again: employee versus independent contractor. And, to date, the ...Read More
 
 

Gelman: The Facts Don't Change Because You Try a Case 08/14/2017
By: Jon Gelman
State: NA | Segment: Top | 685 | 0
In my early days in the practice of law, when I was eager to try every case, my dad, a lawyer, used to remind me that, "The facts don't change because you try a case." ...Read More
 
 

Goldstein: What You Need to Know About Full and Final Settlements 08/07/2017
By: Jean S. Goldstein
State: AZ | Segment: Top | 900 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Historically, workers’ compensation claims in Arizona have been subject to a number of limitations. If additional medical treatment was needed, a claimant could reopen a claim at any time, despite the finality and resolution of the claim.  ...Read More
 
 

Gelman: Termination and the Lingering Cloud Over Disabled Workers 08/02/2017
By: Jon Gelman
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 718 | 0
Injured workers are in constant fear of losing their jobs as a result of absenteeism caused by injuries incurred at work. ...Read More
 
 

Gavin: Which Arm of the Trial Would You Pick? 07/14/2017
By: Michael Gavin
State: NA | Segment: Top | 822 | 0
For years, critics of opioid guidelines have argued that the absence of evidence on long-term efficacy of opioids wasn't a sufficient reason to declare such use "medically unnecessary." ...Read More
 
 
Grinberg: Yoga Said to Be as Effective as PT vs. Back Pain 06/29/2017
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: NA | Segment: Top | 790 | 0
Back in the ol’ law school days, your humble blogger heard the claim that yoga should be barred from public schools on the grounds that it was a form of Hindu worship, and the separation of church and state would mandate a separation of yoga and public school. Whatever the merits of...Read More
 
 

Goldstein: UR/IMR Process Still Good on Its Face 06/23/2017
By: Jean S. Goldstein
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1254 | 0 | Popular with Empty
The California Supreme Court has determined that it will not review a case involving an i...Read More
 
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