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Workers' Compensation News

Medical Transportation and Resonableness - What to Pay 01/17/2004
State: CA | Segment: | 2841 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 87 min read
As is often the case, a dialogue in our Forums essentially take on an educational route by themselves, providing excellent practice article material with a bit of editing for clarity and readability. The following article is a summation of a Professional Forum thread concerning medical transportatio...Read More
PG&E Teaches HOW to Present a Psyche Case 01/17/2004
State: CA | Segment: | 972 | 0
The First Appellate District of the California Court of Appeals certified for publication an opinion that further clarifies what constitutes "actual events of employment" under Labor Code section 3208.3 - but the opinion really provides a road map for the proper handling of psychiatric claims by app...Read More
Employers and Disabled Workers Both Lose 01/17/2004
State: CA | Segment: | 680 | 0
In a desperate attempt to claim savings in the workers' compensation reform package, vocational rehabilitation services, job placement, and related financial assistance were eliminated for California's disabled workers. This action is anticipated to result in the denial of viable assistance to those...Read More
Reform Package Should Improve Provider Cash Flow 01/17/2004
State: CA | Segment: | 1177 | 0
One of the messages sent by the Legislature in the AB227/SB228 package of reform bills that are now law is that the California work comp system needs to modernize and implement the tools of 21st Century business in a more wholesale manner - that's right, computer networking for medical billing and r...Read More
Clean-up Legislation vs. More Workers' Comp Reform 01/17/2004
State: CA | Segment: | 685 | 0
AB 227 and SB 228 were only the beginning of the Legislature's efforts at reform. Spurred by "holes" in these statutes as written, not to mention pressure from the new governor, the Legislature commenced a Special Session on November 18th where the State's budget problems and workers' compensation ...Read More
The Workers' Compensation Crisis; The Hidden Truth 3 01/03/2004
State: CA | Segment: | 2140 | 0
The Men in Black Part 3 in a 5 part series In the second article of this series, we discussed three keys to significantly lower your workers' comp premium...Read More
Lump Sum Settlements: Should You Sign? 01/03/2004
State: CA | Segment: | 6936 | 0
Common questions arise all the time in the workcompcentral Injured Workers Forum. The following dialogue, edited for clarity and readability, concerns lump sum settlements in California (though the advise is applicable to mos...Read More
Discovery and the Unrepresented Injured Worker 01/03/2004
State: CA | Segment: | 3483 | 0
One of the more confusing topics in advanced claims management is discovery, and in particular discovery rights when an injured worker is not represented by an attorney. This topic was recently addressed in the workcompcentral.com ...Read More
Millbauer & UEF - WCAB Guidance on the Uninsured 01/03/2004
State: CA | Segment: | 863 | 0
Attorneys that have had the great misfortune of filing a case against an uninsured employer in the past have had to deal with what seemed like the never ending bureaucratic nightmare of the Uninsured Employers Fund (UEF). In its best permutation, it would seem that both the applicant and the defense...Read More
VR for Pre 2004 Cases (Or We Didn't Get Names...) 01/03/2004
State: CA | Segment: | 983 | 0
VR for Pre 2004 Cases (Or, we didn't get names but the rumor is false...) Defense attorneys, at their recent conference in Monterey, were advised by a Legislative staff member that the Legislature "intended" to end VR services for all pre-2004 cases effective 12/31/03...Read More
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