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Med-Legal Reports and Unrepresented Injured Workers 05/08/2004
State: CA | Segment: | 1185 | 0
Obtaining Admissible Medical Legal Reports With Unrepresented Injured Workers By Richard JacobsmeyerOne of the issues that has been frequently discussed since the passage of SB 899 is the ability of defendants to obtain medical legal exams under LC sections 4060, 4061...Read More
 
 
SB 899 - A Detailed Review, Part 2: TD, Penalties, More 05/08/2004
State: CA | Segment: | 3911 | 0
This is the second in a series of articles extracted and edited from a new booklet attorney Michael Sullivan has prepared on the substantial changes to California workers' compensation laws instituted by SB 899. The first article dealt with various imple...Read More
 
 
SB 899 and Return to Work 05/08/2004
State: CA | Segment: | 944 | 0
SB 899 and Return to Workby Alan Leno RTW Incentives: Early in 2003, the Legislature created monetary incentives for employers to retain injured employees in temporary light duty, modified jobs, alternative positions. L.C. section 139.48 allowed for re...Read More
 
 
Why Workers' Comp Reform Is Not the Solution - Part 2 05/08/2004
State: CA | Segment: | 822 | 0
Why Workers' Comp Reform Is Not the Solution - What You Can Do Now, if I was only clear on what it meant! By Brent Heurter In the first article in this series we took a look at how the California workers' compensation system ended up the way it is, cost...Read More
 
 
An Alternative to Back Surgery 05/08/2004
State: FL | Segment: | 596 | 0
An Alternative to Back Surgery by Lynn HartzellBelow you will find a letter to Newsweek's Editor in follow up to a story printed recently in that magazine, "The Great Back Pain Debate." The letter is from the Manufacturer of Vax-D. Vax-D has become a mainstream non-surgical treatment...Read More
 
 
San Joaquin Case Resolves Recurrent PDA Problems 04/25/2004
State: CA | Segment: | 1289 | 0
The Court of Appeal in a published decision has reversed a WCAB decision that denied credit for Permanent Disability (PD) advances in a Compromise and Release (C&R) that were claimed as a credit by defendant where the credit was larger that the amount listed on the C & R but the agreement contained ...Read More
 
 
SB 899 - A Detailed Review, Part 1: TimeLine, Discovery 04/25/2004
State: CA | Segment: | 5170 | 0
This is the first in a series of articles extracted and edited from a new booklet attorney Michael Sullivan has prepared on the substantial changes to California workers' compensation laws instituted by SB 899. This first article looks at the various commencement dates of different provisions, and a...Read More
 
 
Why Workers' Comp Reform Is Not the Solution - Part 1 04/25/2004
State: CA | Segment: | 800 | 0
Why Workers' Comp Reform Is Not the Solution - What You Can Do Now, if I was only clear on what it meant! By Brent Heurter Chapter 1: How Did We Get Into This Mess? The California workers' compensation system has been in a sta...Read More
 
 
SB 899 - Vocational Rehabilitation & Return to Work, 1 04/25/2004
State: CA | Segment: | 1067 | 0
SB 899, signed by Governor Schwarzenegger this month, makes substantial changes that will take many months, perhaps years, for the workers' compensation industry to understand and assimilate. The provisions impacting vocational rehabilitation and return-to-work were relatively minor compared to tho...Read More
 
 
The Effect of Pebworth on VR Settlements 04/11/2004
State: CA | Segment: | 1154 | 0
The 2nd District Court of Appeal recently issued its decision in Pebworth v. WCAB, finding that the settlement of prospective VR benefits and services was not limited to 2003 dates of injury but, in fact, applied to all pre-2004 dates of injury. It is unlikely the decision will be app...Read More
 
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