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Business Writing for the Claims Examiner 04/26/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 522 | 0
The workers compensation claims examiner is probably the ultimate example of the old school educational emphasis on the three r's: reading, [w]riting and [a]rithmetic. The claims examiner needs be adept at math for performing calculations related to disability and indemnity. Reading all day long is ...Read More
Selecting a QRR Does the Choice Matter? 04/26/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 739 | 0
Some applicant attorneys and claim examiners adamantly insist on using only certain counselors. Others maintain that the choice of QRR doesn't matter - the plan will cost $16,000 regardless of the QRR selected so why bother negotiating or disputing a particular choice? Who is right? ...Read More
Fundamentals of Work Comp Law - Part 7 04/26/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 4299 | 0
The following article is the seventh in a series for attorneys and other professionals just getting started in workers' compensation. A list of the earlier segments is at the end of this article. This article goes over the review process including reconsideration and appellate review. Aut...Read More
Should You Settle Vocational Rehabilitation? 04/12/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 1801 | 0
Injured workers received a bonus in recently passed California legislation with the amendment of Labor Code section 4646 and CCR section ...Read More
Rehabilitation Settlements - A Defense Analysis 04/12/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 450 | 0
L. C. section 4646 and CCR section 10131.2 provide that prospective VR benefits and services for ...Read More
Troubling Thomas Dilemma - Questions & Answers 04/12/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 780 | 0
Question: When an applicant's case is settled with a Thomas C&R, what is the effect on the lien claimants? Answer: The employer offers them 10 cents on the dollar. If the lien claimants refuse to acce...Read More
Remedy Temp and What it Means to the Employer 04/12/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 440 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The "Remedy Temp" case Miceli vs. Jacuzzi, Inc.(68 CCC (2003) (En Banc), 3/28/03) issued just recently by the CA Workers' Compensation Appeals Board Revisited has caused quite a bit of controversy in the workers'...Read More
Fundamentals of Work Comp Law - Part 6 04/12/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 4391 | 0
The following article is the fifth in a series for attorneys and other professionals just getting started in workers' compensation. The first article reviewed the history of w...Read More
AB 749 and the Minimum TD Rate 04/12/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 3541 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Introduction: One of the most frequently asked questions that I have encountered in presenting training programs for clients on AB 749/486 is whether payment of full wages by an employer will prevent the necessity of making payment of TD at the new minimum rate of $126.00. It is puzzling ...Read More
Work Comp and FMLA: Concurrent Leave 03/30/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 2637 | 0
Workers' compensation injuries that require time off of work will typically also have Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) issues as well. Knowing how these two laws interact can save an employer time and expense, and result in a more productive work force. This article will briefly review how these ...Read More
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