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This week’s Annual Issues Symposium put on by the National Council on Compensation Insurance in Orlando will feature a talk on May 14 by Salim Ismail, a Silicon Valley notable. NCCI promises he will address a “series of accelerating technologies, like artificial intelligence, robotics...Read More
In Byars v. New York Jets, 2015 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS 125, the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board held that California did not have jurisdiction over a professional football player's cumulative trauma claim when he played nine games in California out of approximately 250 games over ...Read More
Will the Florida Chamber of Commerce be successful in "Bending the Cost Curve for Florida's Families?" The Florida Legislature is in session through early May. These 60 days each year are challenging. There are many topics to follow, and various bills will be debated, amended and fo...Read More
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In Yepes v. St. Supery Vineyard Winery, 2014 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS 735, the WCAB granted removal of a WCJ's order setting a matter for trial when the applicant was being prosecuted for workers' compensation fraud under IC 1871.4.
Here's the story we're working on right now: a utilization-review physician with a California license is being challenged for a decision that is reported to have resulted in harm to a patient. As we go to press, here's what we know:
1) Patient X sustained a brain and spinal co...Read More
What is Morales v. Zenith, and why is the Florida workers' compensation community watching for the Supreme Court's decision in that case?
Perhaps the community is interested because they think that this case will be instructive. It is an interesting case in at least one regard: it...Read More
Why do occupational medicine clinics in Aurora, Colorado, vary so much in their quality of services to injured workers?
The leading workers’ compensation insurer in the state, Pinnacol Assurance, names and rates the clinics in that city. You can find the scores at Pinnacol’s C...Read More
JURISDICTION AND SUBROGATIONIn Smith v. New York Giants, 2014 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS 109, the WCAB declined to exercise jurisdiction over a professional football player's claim because his last two employment contracts provided that exclusive jurisdiction for resolving workers...Read More
JURISDICTION AND SUBROGATIONIn Randle v. Seattle Seahawks, 2013 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS 621, the WCAB held that it had jurisdiction over a professional football player's workers' compensation claim even though the employment contract selected the state of Washington for all su...Read More