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Grinberg: Hospital Worker Convicted of Fraud 04/10/2018
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 309 | 0
Your humble blogger has been frustrated to the point of shaking his head disapprovingly and judging silently by the relationship between workers’ compensation fraud and actual conviction and restitution.  Being in the trenches, it is an unfortunate everyday occurrence that some...Read More
 
 

Langham: The Gig Economy Post Redux 04/09/2018
Source: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 147 | 0
This blog recently focused on the "gig economy" in The Gig Economy: Can it Be Socialized? That post focuses in part on a New York innovation, a fund for drivers engaged i...Read More
 
 

Weinmann: What Happens When Mistakes Are Signed Into Law? 04/05/2018
By: Robert Weinmann
State: CA | Segment: Top | 366 | 0
Physicians who accept injured workers as patients know that adverse utilization review (UR) decisions can devastate well-planned diagnostic and therapeutic programs. Some major facilities won't tolerate this risk and refuse to accept injured workers. ...Read More
 
 

Duff: Handyman Special or New Flavor of Opt Out? 04/06/2018
By: Michael C. Duff
State: TN | Segment: Top | 264 | 0
Tennessee recently passed a law that will undoubtedly make it significantly easier for companies to classify their workers as independent contractors rather than employees, thereby lowering their operating costs and creating a class of individuals with fewer legal protections when suffering on-th...Read More
 
 

Kass: Suing Premium Schemers Earns Paycheck 04/04/2018
By: Dennis B. Kass
State: NA | Segment: Top | 319 | 2
A workers' compensation insurer’s audit reveals that the 10-person clerical business the insurer thought it covered actually is a 100-person window-washing firm, specializing in high-rise buildings. That can be dangerous work, high up on the scaffolding. ...Read More
 
 

Keefe: IME Background Letters in U.S. Work Comp Claims 04/03/2018
By: Eugene Keefe
State: NA | Segment: Top | 142 | 0
I have been in workers' compensation defense litigation almost four decades. One unusual trend that has developed in the last five years or so is the concept of IME providers that set up independent medical exams and take away such concerns from adjusters, nurse case managers and WC...Read More
 
 

Gelman: Beryllium Exposure Standard Enforcement Delayed Until May 03/30/2018
Source: Jon L. Gelman
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 337 | 0
The Trump administration has yet again delayed the implementation of a stricter standard for occupational exposure to beryllium. The new date for enforcement is May 11, 2018. ...Read More
 
 

Duff: White May Not Be Case to Cite for Workers' Compensation Quid Pro Quo 03/29/2018
By: Michael C. Duff
State: NA | Segment: Top | 264 | 0
I (and many others) have argued that, in the Supreme Court’s decision, New York Central Railroad Company v. White (1917), the court implicitly held that a state’s workers’ compensation b...Read More
 
 

Young: Not Even a Mention 03/28/2018
Source: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 186 | 0
An eagerly awaited 2018 report on the future of health care in California fails to mention workers’ compensation at all. ...Read More
 
 

Wickert: Recovering Workers' Compensation Lien Out of Legal Malpractice Award 03/27/2018
Source: Gary L. Wickert
State: CA | Segment: Top | 636 | 0
There is little law in California regarding the subrogation/reimbursement and/or future credit rights of an employer or workers’ compensation carrier when an employee makes a third-party recovery because of legal malpractice in the handling of the employee’s attorney. ...Read More
 
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