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Workers' Compensation News

 

Bradford & Barthel: Addressing Multiple Body Parts, Post-Kite 09/19/2019
By: Bradford & Barthel
State: CA | Segment: Top | 381 | 1
Following the 2013 decision in Kite v. Athens Administrators (2013) 78 CCC 213 (writ denied), applicant’s attorneys have attempted to take full advantage of this method of increasing total permanent disability ratings without increasing the level of actual impairment allocated to ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: Where Have All the WC Opioids Patients Gone? 09/18/2019
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 321 | 0
Workers’ comp has done an admirable job reducing the volume and potency of opioids dispensed to work comp patients. ...Read More
 
 

Moore: Combined Ratio Means Market Extremely Healthy 09/17/2019
By: James Moore
State: VA | Segment: Top | 271 | 0
Workers' comp combined ratio remained a hot topic from last year. Last week, at the NCCI Virginia State Advisory Conference, the workers' comp combined ratio stunned the audience, and even the NCCI presenters.   ...Read More
 
 

Luna: Employers, Work Comp Stakeholders Sound Off 09/16/2019
By: Carlos Luna
State: CA | Segment: Top | 467 | 0
The nation’s largest workers’ compensation community came together recently in Dana Point, California, to attend one of the country’s more prominent trade conferences. ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: Work Comp's Ongoing Soft Market 09/13/2019
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 227 | 0
Work comp rates continue to drift ever lower, with new declines announced pretty much every week. While this is great for employers and taxpayers, the impact on insurers, third-party administrators and the work comp ecosystem is rather less than “great.” ...Read More
 
 

Fitzpatrick: Medical Malpractice and Workers' Compensation Subrogation in the Golden State 09/12/2019
By: Peter V. Fitzpatrick
State: CA | Segment: Top | 500 | 0
One of the quirks of California workers’ compensation law is that insurance carriers cannot subrogate against medical malpractice lawsuits. ...Read More
 
 

Snyder: A Mediation Quiz 09/11/2019
By: Teddy Snyder
State: NA | Segment: Top | 460 | 0
Find out how much you really know about mediation with this short true/false quiz. ...Read More
 
 

Nassif: Addressing the Opioid Epidemic Through Prevention 09/10/2019
By: Ron Nassif
State: NA | Segment: Top | 697 | 0
On Sept. 3, the California Legislature passed Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 64, which designates September as Opioid, Heroin, Fentanyl and Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Month. ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: Chronic Pain, Opioids and Workers' Comp 09/09/2019
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 348 | 0
The hammer is starting to fall on the opioid industry, and the repercussions are echoing through the comp industry. ...Read More
 
 

Ko: Are Employers Liable After Authorization of Treatment? 09/06/2019
By: Gina Ko
State: WA | Segment: Top | 254 | 0
To authorize or not to authorize? Gina Ko ...Read More
 
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