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How to Give Deposition Testimony - Part 1 10/26/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 754 | 0
A deposition of the injured worker is often taken in contested workers' compensation claims. While it is an important event, there isn't any reason to be nervous about giving deposition testimony, however there are certain "rules" you should be aware of to ensure that your best testimony is recorded...Read More
 
 
RU-94 Job Offers and Undocumented Workers 10/14/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 685 | 0
Federal law prohibits employers from making a job offer to an undocumented worker so many employers have avoided using the RU-94, even though they have modified or alternative work available. This has caused some problems at the Rehabilitation Unit where Consultants (understandably) want to see som...Read More
 
 
Work Comp Insurance Options for Small Business 10/13/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 377 | 0
When it comes time to buy or renew your workers' compensation insurance, there are several options. Work comp will be available through a state insurance pool or fund, a commercial insurance carrier or self-insurance. The differences are: State insurance pool - Most states have at a minimum...Read More
 
 
Creating Opportunities in Work Comp 10/13/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 312 | 0
In the past we have explored some of the more technical aspects of claims handling. However, a big part of the claims examiner's job is career management. There is a lot of room for growth and expansion in the workers' compensation industry. The workers' compensation employment scene, like other ind...Read More
 
 
Financial Alternatives When You a Work Injury 10/13/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 385 | 0
Workers' compensation is not a financial panacea when you are injured and cannot earn a living. At best work comp financial solutions represent a stop gap measure, and the frank reality of the situation is that if you have not saved up some money in the emergency fund you will find the periodic paym...Read More
 
 
Medicare Set-Aside Trusts - Part 2 10/13/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 824 | 0
Our first article in this series introduced the Medicare Set Aside Trust and compared the application of Medicare in tort claims versus workers' compensation. This next article in the series will discuss applicable definitions and the difference between a commutation and a compromise and release as ...Read More
 
 
Medicare Set-Aside Trusts - Part 2 10/13/2002
State: FL | Segment: | 1137 | 0
Our first article in this series introduced the Medicare Set Aside Trust and compared the application of Medicare in tort claims versus workers' compensation. This next article in the series will discuss applicable definitions and the difference between a commutation and a compromise and release as ...Read More
 
 
Financial Alternatives When You a Work Injury 10/13/2002
State: FL | Segment: | 364 | 0
Workers' compensation is not a financial panacea when you are injured and cannot earn a living. At best work comp financial solutions represent a stop gap measure, and the frank reality of the situation is that if you have not saved up some money in the emergency fund you will find the periodic paym...Read More
 
 
Creating Opportunities in Work Comp 10/13/2002
State: FL | Segment: | 270 | 0
In the past we have explored some of the more technical aspects of claims handling. However, a big part of the claims examiner's job is career management. There is a lot of room for growth and expansion in the workers' compensation industry. The workers' compensation employment scene, like other ind...Read More
 
 
Work Comp and the ER Doctor Part 3 10/13/2002
State: FL | Segment: | 602 | 0
In our first article we took a look at the great diversity of workers' compensation cases that the Emergency Room Doctor (ED) sees. Our second article reviewed how work comp systems differ from other systems, and why the ED doctor's first report has such a huge impact on an injured workers' comp cla...Read More
 
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