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Texas Case Law Update 11/11/2015
By: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: Top | 433 | 0
NEW! Pinkus v. Hartford Casualty Insurance Co., 05-14-00892-CV, (11/05/2015): A business traveler's car accident while on his way to have dinner with his son was not within the course and scope of his employment, a Texas appellate court ruled. NEW! Painter v. Amerimex D...Read More
The IMR Debate is Focusing on the Wrong Metric 11/04/2015
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 310 | 0
Now that California’s courts have ruled the independent medical-review process is constitutional, we can hope things will settle down, docs will start learning what is acceptable and what isn’t, and needless friction will decrease. Unfortunately that isn’t likely. I...Read More
Texas Case Law Update 10/19/2015
By: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: Top | 503 | 0
NEW! Taylor v. Lubbock Regional MHMR, 07-13-00381-CV, (10/07/2015): A Texas appellate court ruled that an injured worker's failure to appeal a ruling excluding his exhibits from evidence was fatal to his appeal of an adverse grant of summary judgment since without the exhibits, there was...Read More
The Hunt for Premium Shirkers 10/12/2015
State: NA | Segment: Top | 526 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Workers’ compensation insurers lose a lot more money from policyholders who pay less than they should in premiums than from injured workers who received indemnity benefits they shouldn’t. There are no reliable overall figures, but it is noteworthy that Texas Mutual, the larg...Read More
The AI Robotic Tsunami: Coming to a Workplace Near You! 09/02/2015
By: Tom Lynch
State: NA | Segment: Top | 383 | 0
In 2013, Oxford professors Carl Frey and Michael Osborne published what became a highly read and highly cited study suggesting that machines could replace 47% of America’s jobs over the next 25 years. To say that they got the business world’s attention is a little bit like saying Ted ...Read More
Texas Case Law Update 08/28/2015
State: NA | Segment: Top | 436 | 0
NEW! Najera v. Recana Solutions, 14-14-00332-CV, (08/20/2015): A Texas appellate court ruled that the nonsubscribing employer of a worker attacked by a colleague was not negligent for failing to perform a criminal background check on the assailant, as a matter of law. NEW! ...Read More

The Painful (and Shocking) Realities of Pain Therapies 08/25/2015
State: NA | Segment: Top | 608 | 0 | Popular with Vendor
The votes are in and everyone agrees: pain is bad. But what everyone does not agree on is how to treat pain most effectively in a fiscally sensible manner. As you may know, “acute” pain lasts less than 30 days, “subacute” pain lasts one to six months, and “ch...Read More
The Copy Service Fee Schedule 07/16/2015
Source: Nedda Safi
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1086 | 0 | Popular with Medical
If we took a poll, 100 out of 100 employers, administrators and defense attorneys would likely concur as to the level of extreme frustration they have faced in defending against unreasonable and exorbitant copy service liens. It’s no wonder, considering what little help Labor Code sections ...Read More
Texas Case Law Update 07/02/2015
By: WorkCompCentral
State: NA | Segment: Top | 322 | 0
NEW! Seabright Insurance Co. v. Lopez, 14-0272, (06/12/2015): The Texas Supreme Court upheld an award of death benefits to the family of a worker who was killed while traveling to a remote job site. NEW! Austin v. Kroger Texas, 14-0216, (06/12/2015): The Supreme Court unanimously ruled th...Read More
The Uber Cases 06/26/2015
By: Julius Young
State: NA | Segment: Top | 723 | 0
One of the most significant issues on the workers’ comp horizon is how the courts will deal with the so-called “new economy.” What are the requirements for workers’ comp coverage in the “shared economy?” Uber, the most prominent of the new “shared...Read More
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