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Ruling Clarifies Workers' Comp Subrogation in Death Cases 08/22/2014
By: Gary Wickert
State: NA | Segment: Top | 580 | 0
Texas has historically been a very favorable venue for workers’ compensation subrogation. It has not been without its gray areas. In death cases, when an employee dies and either he and/or his surviving family members have received workers’ compensation benefits, a careful ana...Read More
 
 
Recent Case Law for Texas 07/22/2014
By: WCC Staff
State: TX | Segment: Top | 545 | 0
NEW! Zurich American Insurance Co. v. Debose, 01-13-00344-CV, (07/15/2014): A Texas appellate court ruled that an insurance carrier did not waive its ability to contest the compensability of a worker's degenerative knee condition after it accepted liability for an injury to her knee from a wo...Read More
 
 
Rousmaniere: No more vehicle accidents? 07/14/2014
State: NA | Segment: | 273 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Motor vehicle accidents have been declining.  What if they disappeared? It would remove a factor in over one third of work fatalities.  It would save around $2 billion in workers’ compensation claims. A goal to eliminate all vehicular fatalities might be provocatively asp...Read More
 
 
Racing to the Courthouse still a Consideration in Comp Cases 07/08/2014
By: Michael I. Fish
State: AL | Segment: | 232 | 0
With Tennessee implementing its new administrative system this week, Alabama is now one of the only states left to use state courts to adjudicate its workers’ compensation cases. For that reason, if more than one venue is proper, it is still possible to gain a strategic advantage in Alabama by...Read More
 
 
Rousmaniere: Important Drug Trends 06/30/2014
State: NA | Segment: | 343 | 0
Summer has come in and the annual flock of reports on medications in workers' comp have arrived. Pharmacy benefit managers publish them to review the prior year, point out trends, and profile their techniques for managing drugs.   The ...Read More
 
 
Rousmaniere: Important Drug Trends 06/23/2014
State: NA | Segment: | 346 | 0
Summer has come in and the annual flock of reports on medications in workers' comp arrived.  Pharmacy benefit managers publish them to review the prior year, point out trends, and profile their techniques for managing drugs.  The most notable news from 2013 is that powerful painkillers...Read More
 
 
Rousmaniere: Ensnared by Workers' Comp 06/13/2014
State: NA | Segment: | 661 | 0
We may look back to this time as a period when one out of every 10 injured workers faced the risk of criminal prosecution and deportation for the act of submitting a legitimate workers' compensation claim. Michael Whiteley of  ...Read More
 
 
RFAs: Are They Mandatory? 06/06/2014
State: CA | Segment: | 2206 | 0
As most of us in the defense community are aware, applicants' attorneys are testing the court’s jurisdiction over treatment and utilization review issues post SB 863. A common situation is when the Primary Treating Physician submits a treatment request without a DWC Form RFA (“Reques...Read More
 
 
Rousmaniere: Sparking Better Employer Practices 05/30/2014
State: NA | Segment: | 400 | 0
Public Citizen, a Washington D.C.-based public interest group, issued on May 6 "Aim Higher: New York Should Reform Its Workers' Compensation Laws to Reduce Injuries." The report zeros in on...Read More
 
 
Ruling Adds Insult to Injury on Issues of Credit, Medical Testimony 05/21/2014
By: Timothy J. O'Gorman
State: IL | Segment: | 330 | 0
In Compass Group v. Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, 2014 Ill.App.3d 121283WC, petitioner alleged an injury while lifting a case of pop when he felt an onset of pain and purports to have ...Read More
 
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