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FEHA Standard, Not ADA, Applies in Back Injury Case 07/19/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 735 | 0
FEHA Standard, Not ADA, Applies in Back Injury Case The California Supreme Court has confirmed that the State's Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) disability provisions were intended to provide broader protections than the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In ...Read More
CA Court of Appeal, Employee Right To Privacy 07/19/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 633 | 0
The California Court of Appeal (1st District) has decided a case involving workers' compensation exclusive remedy and the constitutional right to privacy. In Operating Engineers v. Joh...Read More
Reform from Within; Employers Take Control - 3 07/19/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 384 | 0
Reform From Within: Placing Control of Work Comp in the Hands of the Employers - Where it Belongs - Part 3 This is part 3 of a 5 part series for employers on taking charge of workers' compensation reform. In ...Read More
Your Medical Destiny is Within Your Control 07/06/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 412 | 0
Click on the "Employer" tab on this site and you'll find a lot of discussion about medical control. The fight for medical control during the first 30 days following a work injury is critical to the employer for contr...Read More
Reform from Within; Employers Take Control - 2 07/06/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 333 | 0
This is part 2 of a 5 part series for employers on taking charge of workers' compensation reform. In Part 1 we identified the many problems contributing to the national workers' compen...Read More
Writing a Decent Med-Legal Report - Part 3 07/06/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 410 | 0
This is the third in a series on writing decent medical-legal reports. Part 1 reviewed some of the basics necessary for a medical-legal report, including the required elements specifie...Read More
A Temporary Exception to the New RU Forms 07/06/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 445 | 0
Use of the revised RU forms became mandatory May 1, 2003. Forms affected are the RU-94, RU-102, RU-103, RU-105, RU-120, and RU 122 as well as the RB-105. The RU-101 has been eliminated; the information necessary for the Unit to set up a file is included on each action document. The Unit will reje...Read More
Understanding Industrial Hearing Loss - Part 1 07/06/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 781 | 0
The following article is part 1 of a 3 part series on occupational hearing loss by Dr. Stuart Gherini, a qualified medical examiner and expert in the field of otology. Part 1 provides a brief history on the condition and a comprehensive analysis on causes, specific types and costs associated with oc...Read More
CA Supreme Court, TTD, Treatment, and 132a 07/06/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 792 | 0
The California Supreme Court has decided that the law does not require payment of temporary disability indemnity to an injured worker for time off work for medical appointments after he has become permanent and stationary. The Court also ruled that, while the failure to pay temporary disability fo...Read More
Suggestions for a Well-Drafted Doctor Letter 06/22/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 6823 | 0 | Popular with Medical
While doctors have a responsibility to prepare an objective, thorough report, the best way for claims or legal specialists to enhance the outcome of their doctor's medical-legal evaluation in a workers' compensation AOE/COE, QME or AME is to prepare a well-thought-out Doctor Letter. In fact, the fir...Read More
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