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Under Submission 11/29/2012
State: CA | Segment: | 501 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Too much pressure can make a pressure vessel explode.So it is with workers' comp rates. Rather than holding comp premiums steady without an increase, is it better to see those costs rise slowly?Perhaps.This is part of the conundrum facing California Insurance ...Read More
UR: We aren't Ready to have that Conversation Yet 06/13/2012
State: CA | Segment: | 553 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Greg Jones' recent articles in WorkCompCentral highlight the inherent problem in the debate in California around utilization review; there's little data on which to base any assessment, much less draw conclusions. Moreover, the data that is available is not consistent; there are no common de...Read More
Understanding the IME Battleground in Workers' Comp Claims 06/12/2012
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: | 3138 | 0
We recently learned there is a claimant lawyer and physician in Georgia who have created a DVD set that is available for workers' attorneys and claimants to purchase and use to prepare their clients. Their stated goal in creating this DVD is to prepare claimants for the issues associated with an...Read More
U.S. Supreme Court Finally Resolves WC Benefit Issue 03/29/2012
By: Jack Martone
State: NA | Segment: | 728 | 0
Maritime employers have received some good news, courtesy of the U.S. Supreme Court. On Tuesday, the court issued its decision in Roberts v. Sea-Land Services, Inc...Read More
Unfairly Surprised by your Doctor's Work Release? 02/22/2012
State: NV | Segment: | 543 | 0
I caution all injured workers to look carefully at the physician progress report (PPR) they are handed at the end of each  visit to their doctor assigned to treat their industrial injury.  Most doctors and clinics that are on the various third-party administrators' medical provid...Read More
Using the Harvest 10/12/2011
By: Mullen & Filippi
State: CA | Segment: | 701 | 0
All those who live in or near California’s wine growing regions know that this is the time of year for harvesting the grapes that eventually become California’s world-renowned wines. Those who have some familiarity with the process also know that growing and picking the grapes is only th...Read More
Unlawfully Employed Worker Denied Right to Seek Remedy 08/12/2011
State: CA | Segment: | 1255 | 0
By Richard M. "Jake" JacobsmeyerShaw, Jacobsmeyer, Crain & ClaffeyIn a published opinion, the California 3rd District Court of Appeal has held an employee who alleged discrimination by his employer on the basis of a work related injury and or disability was not entitled to main...Read More
Understanding the Chronic Pain MTUS 07/21/2011
State: CA | Segment: | 1313 | 0
By Peggy SugarmanGrancell, Lebovitz, Stander, Reubens and Thomas Treating pain in workers' compensation patients has always been challenging.  Recent studies released by the California Workers Compensation Institute (CWCI) chronicle an alarming use of Schedule II opio...Read More
U.S. Supreme Court Ruling of Note on Class-Actions 06/30/2011
By: Arik D. Hetue
State: NA | Segment: | 498 | 0
By Arik D. HetueKeefe Campbell & AssociatesThe Wal-Mart v. Dukes class action ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court is good news for large employers in general; employees may have a much harder burden to certify a large class under the federal rules.Confirming a longstan...Read More
Understanding the Calif. WC System 03/11/2011
State: CA | Segment: | 600 | 0
By Julius YoungBoxer & GersonIs there a way for the workers' comp system to better serve workers in agricultural communities, many of whom are monolingual Spanish speakers and some of whom are employed by uninsured employers?That's the goal of the Watsonvill...Read More
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