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Workers' Compensation News


Langham: Mesothelioma and Asbestos in the News 05/17/2019
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 430 | 0
In 2018, I penned Territorial Jurisdiction in Workers' Compensation. The litigation mentioned there involved a cancerous condition called mesothelioma. That post included a link to the...Read More

Duff: Why Federal Equal Protection Challenges to WC Statutes Don't Work 05/16/2019
By: Michael C. Duff
State: NA | Segment: Top | 381 | 0
I do not believe that interference with workers’ compensation rights are subject to vindication under the equal protection clause of the United States Constitution (even when the interference is vicious or unfair), because the obstruction does not disadvantage a suspect class or i...Read More

Snyder: How to Write a WC Mediation Brief 05/15/2019
By: Teddy Snyder
State: NA | Segment: Top | 509 | 0
Why do so many advocates stumble when it comes to preparing for mediation? ...Read More

Gelman: Leased Employment Has Consequences 05/14/2019
Source: Jon L. Gelman
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 295 | 0
An employee leased to another company (ER) — a placement agency (PA) — does not have the rights and benefits available to a regular employee. A recent case illustrates how the leased employee is prohibited...Read More

Anders: 'Lead, not Follow' Approach Yields Compliant, Cost-Effective MSAs 05/13/2019
Source: Dan Anders
State: NA | Segment: Top | 428 | 0
Just like all of us, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services makes occasional errors. Believe it or not, the government is not infallible. ...Read More

Castillo: The Big Four 05/10/2019
By: Michael Castillo
State: CA | Segment: Top | 701 | 0
Let's face it: The Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau (WCIRB) has put a target on injured workers suffering from cumulative trauma. ...Read More

Young: Hard to Define 05/09/2019
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 592 | 0
One of the most contentious issues in this year’s Sacramento legislative session is the debate over several bills that would define who is designated an employee under California laws. ...Read More

Slyngstad: Finding the Right Doctors to Improve Claim Outcomes 05/08/2019
By: Colleen Slyngstad
State: NA | Segment: Top | 547 | 0
Today, workers' compensation leaders understand that by using physicians who have a track record of achieving superior outcomes, such as enabling prompt recovery and early return to work, they can facilitate improved results and significant savings on each and every claim — spanning fro...Read More

Langham: Adjudicate, not Litigate 05/07/2019
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 378 | 0
On April 5, the Florida First District Court decided Marocco v. Russel Brabec. This is not a workers' compensation case, but bears consideration. This litigation fo...Read More

Paduda: The CBO's Single-Payer Report and Worker's Comp 05/06/2019
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 388 | 0
The Congressional Budget Office's 34-page analysis of single payer is out, and there are no references to workers’ comp or occupational injuries/illnesses.  ...Read More
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