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Why Work Comp Costs Are Going Up 09/29/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 582 | 0
There are several reasons for the sharp increase in workers' compensation insurance costs in California. The California Department of Insurance offers the following reasons why costs are climbing, and probably will continue to climb for some time: 1. One of the main cost drivers in workers'...Read More
 
 
Requesting Change of Physicians - Part 2 09/29/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 1210 | 0
In our last article we took a look at the various elements to review before moving forward with a Petition for Change of Treating Physician. Now we will look at the examiner's workflow and...Read More
 
 
Work Comp and the ER Doctor Part 2 09/29/2002
State: FL | Segment: | 488 | 0
In our last article we took a look at the great diversity of workers' compensation cases that the Emergency Room Doctor (ED) sees. Now we'll discuss how work comp systems differ from other systems - your understanding of how workers' compensation differs is important not only in how you treat the pa...Read More
 
 
Cost of Delay by Txing Dr re Report Born by Carrier 09/15/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 614 | 0
The injured employee is determined P&S by his/her treating physician on 5/15/02 but the examiner doesn't get the report until 9/15/02. TTD benefits were paid through 9/15/02 so the examiner notifies the employee that TTD benefits will terminate effective 5/14/02, PDA's will commence 5/15/02 and the...Read More
 
 
Work Comp and the ER Doctor 09/15/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 459 | 0
In our past articles we looked at Industrial Medical Council Guidelines relative to treatment, and the impact those guidelines may have on reimbursement. Though we stray just a bit here from the topical integrity of that series, the following discussion is of equal importance to those who typically ...Read More
 
 
How To Prevent Fraud at Work: An Employer's Guide 09/15/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 502 | 0
There are some basic steps the employer can do to help prevent workers' comp fraud. Implementation of some or all of these tips will help: All accidents need to be investigated. Not only will an investigation assist in correcting any hazardous conditions that could have contributed to the...Read More
 
 
Common Sense to Guide Your Comp Case 09/15/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 418 | 0
When you enter the workers' compensation system most feel a loss of connection, disorientation, and a resignation that the system will take care of you. The fact of the matter is that you are responsible for yourself, and taking charge of your claim is the best way to ensure that your claim comes to...Read More
 
 
Marketing Work Comp Legal Services - Part 2 09/15/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 601 | 0
Our first article discussed various methods to get your name out in front of decision makers and those that are going to hire a lawyer - what everyone otherwise recognizes as marketing. These techniques are very important for name recognition, but are not the complete answer. The legal professional ...Read More
 
 
Marketing Work Comp Legal Services - Part 2 09/15/2002
State: FL | Segment: | 494 | 0
Our first article discussed various methods to get your name out in front of decision makers and those that are going to hire a lawyer - what everyone otherwise recognizes as marketing. These techniques are very important for name recognition, but are not the complete answer. The legal professional ...Read More
 
 
Common Sense to Guide Your Comp Case 09/15/2002
State: FL | Segment: | 397 | 0
When you enter the workers' compensation system most feel a loss of connection, disorientation, and a resignation that the system will take care of you. The fact of the matter is that you are responsible for yourself, and taking charge of your claim is the best way to ensure that your claim comes to...Read More
 
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