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Exclusive Remedy Holds Stong in California 11/02/2001
State: CA | Segment: | 349 | 0
2 recent cases have issued from the California Supreme Court and the Second Appellate District emboldens the Exclusive Remedy doctrine relative to Labor Code sections 3600, 3601 and 3602. On 8/30/01 the California Supreme Court rendered its decision in Torres v. Parkhouse Tire Service holding ...Read More
 
 
Work Comp Insurance Prices Rising Nationally 10/10/2001
State: CA | Segment: | 304 | 0
The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, 10/08/01, that the most significant increase in insurance premiums to be experienced by businesses in the near future will be workers...Read More
 
 
Predesignated Chiropractors & 4600 09/18/2001
State: CA | Segment: | 294 | 0
Can Predesignated Chiropractors Perform Initial Treatment?We all know that Labor Code ...Read More
 
 
Cal/OSHA Assistance for Contractors is FREE 09/17/2001
State: CA | Segment: | 325 | 0
A recent Cal/OSHA inspection of 28 residential construction sites in Santa Maria and San Luis Obispo Counties of California yielded a 100% citation rate for workplace safety violations with some violators receiving up to $16,000 in fines. With workers...Read More
 
 
Injured Workers - Back Injury Study Underway 08/12/2001
State: CA | Segment: | 254 | 0
If you have a recent, work-related back injury you may be eligible to participate in an innovative patient education project on the internet, coordinated by the Stanford Center on Patient Education and Research. More information can be found ...Read More
 
 
New Regulation 10124.1 08/12/2001
State: CA | Segment: | 239 | 0
Effective 6/29/01 is new Regulation section 10124.1. This new section concerns vocational feasability determinations made by Qualified Rehabilitation Representatives. The Rehabilitation Unit Administrative Guidelines were amended 8/16/01 to add section 08-30-03 in order to implement this new R...Read More
 
 
Recognizing Questionable Medical Billing Practices 07/25/2001
By: Beverly A. Hartin
State: CA | Segment: | 239 | 0
By: Beverly A. Hartin, President and CEO, Lien On Me, Inc./LOM Medical Bill Review Anyone who has ever reviewed a medical bill for payment in the workers...Read More
 
 
Recognizing Questionable Medical Billing Practices 07/25/2001
By: Beverly A. Hartin
State: FL | Segment: | 420 | 0
By: Beverly A. Hartin, President and CEO, Lien On Me, Inc./LOM Medical Bill Review Anyone who has ever reviewed a medical bill for payment in the workers' compensation arena has, at some time, questioned with disbelief the charges on the page. The next thought usually is "Is this fr...Read More
 
 
Who Really Pays For Work-Related Injuries? 07/20/2001
State: CA | Segment: | 259 | 0
The expense to the U.S. of work-related injuries and diseases is estimated to be $155 billion, as high as the cost of cancer, a study recently found. [fn 1]. This figure accounts for both direct and indirect costs. Who is bearing these costs? Who should bear these costs? In recent years, co...Read More
 
 
Who Really Pays For Work Injuries? The Medicare Debate 07/20/2001
State: FL | Segment: | 317 | 0
The expense to the U.S. of work-related injuries and diseases is estimated to be $155 billion, as high as the cost of cancer, a study recently found. [fn 1]. This figure accounts for both direct and indirect costs. Who is bearing these costs? Who should bear these costs? In recent year...Read More
 
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