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Moore: Workers' Comp Insurance Crisis Comes From Outside U.S. — or Does It? 01/22/2018
Source: James Moore
State: NA | Segment: Top | 123 | 0
I have written often that China’s banking crisis could cause quite large rumblings in most of the domestic financial markets, including insurance. Where would the crisis be the most devastating? ...Read More
 
 
Are Injuries Sustained While Driving From AME Exam Compensable? 01/19/2018
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 421 | 1
Minarik v. Del Taco is a somewhat recent panel decision, and now writ-denied claim, in which a workers' compensation judge and the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board held that injuries sustained en route to an agreed medical evaluator exam on an accepted case were compensa...Read More
 
 

Young: 2018 California Workers' Comp Quiz 01/18/2018
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 417 | 0
Every new year I kick off January with a quiz on likely developments in California workers’ comp. Readers can test their insight into probable 2018 happenings in the comp world by taking the following test. ...Read More
 
 

West: When Is Communication not Communication? 01/17/2018
By: Jeremy P. West
State: CA | Segment: Top | 231 | 0 | Popular with Legal
When is communication not communication? When it’s information. ...Read More
 
 

Biery: Difficulty Increases When Claimant Doesn't Take Initiative 01/16/2018
By: Shawn Biery
State: IL | Segment: Top | 238 | 0
We advise our clients, law students and seminar attendees to always pay attention to subrogation issues and to ensure close awareness, sometimes even intervening after a petitioner files a third-party claim. ...Read More
 
 

Wickert: Medical Billing, Insurance Write-Offs and the Collateral Source Rule 01/15/2018
By: Gary L. Wickert
State: NA | Segment: Top | 439 | 0
To recover damages for past medical expenses in a personal injury lawsuit, a plaintiff must present evidence and prove that the medical expenses incurred were both “reasonable” and “necessary.” ...Read More
 
 

Langham: Mediation Cost in Florida Is Value 01/12/2018
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 320 | 0
In Florida workers’ compensation most petitions for benefits (PFBs) must be mediated before they proceed to final hearing. In an effort to provide greater detail regarding mediation efforts of the Office of the Judges of Compensation Claims, a Settlement and Mediation Statistics Report was ...Read More
 
 

Young: Special Deal 01/10/2018
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 373 | 0
Should California extend special workers’ comp protections to day laborers? ...Read More
 
 

Langham: California on My Mind 01/09/2018
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 403 | 0 | Popular with Legal
It is intriguing to experience the processes and procedures used by various states' workers' compensation systems. I recently had the opportunity to discuss the California system and conclude that there are many distinctions between Florida and California. ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: Predictions for Work Comp in 2018 01/08/2018
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 298 | 0
Good to be back at work — and ready to opine on what 2018 holds for work comp. Here, in no particular order, are my educated guesses, considered opinions and wild-assed speculations. ...Read More
 
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