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Grinberg: WCAB: No Authority From WCJ to Issue Gag Order 09/06/2017
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 509 | 0
Typically, when a person uses the words “gag” and “workers’ compensation,” it is to describe a certain amount of disapproval with our beloved system of administering benefits (and inflicting costs).  But, in a significantly rarer use of the term, the Wor...Read More
 
 

Zachry: Collateral Issues for Workers' Compensation 09/05/2017
By: William Zachry
State: NA | Segment: Top | 579 | 0
When employers are self-insured or retain risk associated with their workers’ compensation program, it is easy for collateral costs to spin out of control. It is essential that risk managers and claims examiners understand the collateral process in order to make appropriate, conscious and f...Read More
 
 

Young: Zalewski Gets Leadership Post 09/01/2017
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 842 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Gov. Jerry Brown has now promoted Workers' Compensation Appeals Board Commissioner Katherine Zalewski to chair of the organization. ...Read More
 
 
Barklage: 10 Ways to Help Injured Employees Recover 08/31/2017
By: Andrew Barklage
State: NA | Segment: Top | 581 | 0
You can’t escape it. The message is everywhere. An enormous shift in claims management ideology is upon us. An advocacy-based approach to managing injured workers is taking hold. Why? Because it works. What is different about this approach? Rather than focusing solely on costs ...Read More
 
 

Langham: Picking Doctors 08/30/2017
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 503 | 0
I ran into a lawyer recently at a Florida Worker's Compensation office. Our conversation turned to medical care within the Florida system. He described frustration, an issue of trust and a system where the employer's carrier selects virtually all of the physicians. ...Read More
 
 

O'Gorman: PTSD Claim Fails Due to Treatment Delay 08/29/2017
By: Timothy O'Gorman
State: IL | Segment: Top | 534 | 0
In RPRD Dykman Inc. v. Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, the claimant was an over-the-road truck driver who witnessed a horrific accident en route to making a delivery. ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: There's No BIG Problem in WC Pharmacy — and That's Scary 08/28/2017
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 532 | 0 | Popular with Vendor
In the 14 years I’ve been surveying work comp payers on their views on pharmacy, I’ve never seen so little consensus among respondents on emerging issues. ...Read More
 
 

Young: To Be? No, Not to Be 08/25/2017
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 790 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A bill to reform the $120 million Return to Work Fund is dead for this year. ...Read More
 
 
Grinberg: IC Defense Fails for Deceased Truck Driver Claim 08/24/2017
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 578 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Reform after reform, legislative session after legislative session, trial after trial, the workers’ compensation community has the same issue come up over and over again: employee versus independent contractor. And, to date, the ...Read More
 
 

Wickert: The 'Domtar Paper' Chase Continues 08/23/2017
By: Gary L. Wickert
State: PA | Segment: Top | 679 | 0 | Popular with Legal
It seems that there are no lengths parties won’t go to in order to destroy what they perceive as the evil known as “subrogation.” ...Read More
 
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