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Attorney Fees Must Come From VRMA 01/24/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 182 | 0
Should applicant attorney fees for rehabilitation be deducted from an injured employee...Read More
 
 
The 1st 90 Days - Part 2 01/23/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 214 | 0
The first in this series of articles explained the importance in general terms of the first 90 days of a claim's life, and why it is critical for a claims examiner to conduct a thorough investigation during ...Read More
 
 
Downsizing Breeds Increased Claims 01/20/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 273 | 0
If your company is downsizing because of a cooling economy, it wouldn't be unusual for you to see a temporary increase in workers' compensation (WC) claims. There are different reasons for increasing WC claims during downsizing. We'll look at some of the reasons claims increase, and what you can do ...Read More
 
 
Downsizing Breeds Increased Claims 01/20/2002
State: FL | Segment: | 273 | 0
If your company is downsizing because of a cooling economy, it wouldn't be unusual for you to see a temporary increase in workers' compensation (WC) claims. There are different reasons for increasing WC claims during downsizing. We'll look at some of the reasons claims increase, and what you can do ...Read More
 
 
Online Scheduling and Reporting in Comp 01/17/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 207 | 0
Typically, scheduling an MRI/CT involves telephoning, or faxing a scheduling request. Radiological services are leading the automation initiative in industrial medicine with on line scheduling and reporting.An example is the MedFocus Radiology Network website ...Read More
 
 
Be Careful What You Ask For - Demise of VR 01/16/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 165 | 0
Vocational rehabilitation costs are going down as a percentage of total losses - at the same time the Legislature considers a reduction, or trade, of the benefit to help 'pay' for an increase in TD and PD benefits. VR benefits peaked at $534 million in 1990 but are expected to total $261 for ...Read More
 
 
1st 90 Days Can Get Injured Worker Life (Pension) 01/15/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 165 | 0
The claims representative's actions during the first 90 days are so critical that errors in judgment can stay with you for the life of the applicant's workers' compensation case. Oftentimes, a delay in gathering information and facts at the inception of the claim can lead to increased costs in admi...Read More
 
 
RESEARCH PRIOR WORK COMP CLAIMS!! 01/02/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 243 | 0
Employers can now access workers' compensation case information via workcompcentral.If you have had a workers' compensation case in litigation before, you know how frustrating it is trying to get a status, or how difficult it can be to learn of other work comp cases that affect your employment f...Read More
 
 
New California legislation for 2002 01/01/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 194 | 0 | Popular with Legal
AB 196 amends Labor Code section 3212, 3212.6, ...Read More
 
 
Legal Audit Firm Owes No Duty to Law Firm Audited 12/26/2001
State: CA | Segment: | 104 | 0
In an appeal from entry of Summary Judgment on all causes of action, a federal Court of Appeals found in favor of a legal bill auditing firm that was sued by a workers...Read More
 
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