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Workers' Compensation News

 
Mandatory Continuing Education for Claims Professionals 12/20/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 1051 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An important theme to the recent wave of California workers' compensation reform bills running through Sacramento is claims examiner continuing education and certification. SB 228 added to the Insurance C...Read More
 
 
An Explanation of Psychological Tests 12/20/2003
State: FL | Segment: | 720 | 0
Explanation of Psychological Tests Bernard Bauer, Ph.D. Psychology Psychological testing in the medical-legal arena is of great importance, and understanding the role tests play in the formation of a medical-legal psychiatric or psychologic opinion is critical to the attor...Read More
 
 
A Reminder on the Change of TD and PD Rates 12/06/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 1196 | 0
While Sue Hutchings is a Technical Supervisor for the defense law firm of McDermott and McNamara, the editors felt that the information in her article on disability indemnity rates was of importance to injured workers.This is just a reminder to keep ...Read More
 
 
Psychiatric Issues in Treating and Reporting 12/06/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 1304 | 0
Recent California cases have, I believe, created an unknowing malpractice bear trap for physicians practicing industrial medicine, necessitating ever more vigilance by the primary treating physician, and subsequent physicians, in the initial intake and subsequent patient interviews. The issue is psy...Read More
 
 
Debate: Medicare Set Aside Trusts and Informed Consent 12/06/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 978 | 0
Attorney George E. Corson IV, of the Law Offices of John D. Bredfeldt, posted the following inquiry to the Legal section of the workcompcentral.com Professional Forums. The editors felt the question by Mr. Cors...Read More
 
 
Causation and Diagnosis of Sick Building Syndrome - 2 12/06/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 1696 | 0
This is the second of a two part series of articles on sick building syndrome by Donald Lee, D.O., a specialist on environmental and occupational medicine. With an increase in mold related workers' compensation claims, essentially a form of sick building syndrome, a review of the history, causation ...Read More
 
 
The Workers' Compensation Crisis; The Hidden Truth 12/06/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 797 | 0
The Workers' Compensation Crisis; What You Need to Know & What They Don't Want You to Find Out: "The Hidden Truth" Part 1 of 5 A lot of money is made in the workers' compensation system. This year, California employers will spend 29 billion ...Read More
 
 
Debate: Medicare Set Aside Trusts and Informed Consent 12/06/2003
State: FL | Segment: | 890 | 0
Attorney George E. Corson IV, of the Law Offices of John D. Bredfeldt, posted the following inquiry to the Legal section of the workcompcentral.com Professional Forums. The editors felt the question by Mr. Cors...Read More
 
 
Causation and Diagnosis of Sick Building Syndrome - 2 12/06/2003
State: FL | Segment: | 2245 | 0
This is the second of a two part series of articles on sick building syndrome by Donald Lee, D.O., a specialist on environmental and occupational medicine. With an increase in mold related workers' compensation claims, essentially a form of sick building syndrome, a review of the history, causation ...Read More
 
 
Overtime Pay not Worked: The Fenn Case and TTD 11/22/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 635 | 0
The California Court of Appeals in April ruled that un-worked overtime pay of full salary made to a firefighter pursuant to LC 4850 is not to be included in the calculation of wages for determination of indemnity benefits, resolving an obscure but common issue in public entity claims.In ...Read More
 
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