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Workers' Compensation News

Overpaid PD and Liability for Attorney Fees 11/08/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 2366 | 0 | Popular with Legal
What is the liability of the carrier where there is an award for attorney fees but permanent disability has been overpaid? A user in the workcompcentral.com Professional Forum, Legal topics, presented the following ...Read More
Getting Womped - What's Wrong with Comp Part 1 11/08/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 1013 | 0
Every once in a while, someone writes in to the workcompcentral editorial office with a question or opinion, and sometimes, as in this case, what is submitted originally as just someone's thoughts on a topic in fact is expressive of a population's collective feelings. Henry W. Coe Jr., an injured wo...Read More
California Physicians: Adjusting to AMA Guidelines 11/08/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 1066 | 0
The "Garamendi Plan", second phase, envisions a restructuring of the permanent disability rating system, and it is highly anticipated that a new permanent disability rating system will adopt the widely used (in 40 states) American Medical Association's Guide to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment...Read More
Controlling Comp Costs, A Broker Perspective - Part 1 11/08/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 3267 | 0
This is the first of a series of articles providing tips and advice to employers from the insurance brokerage perspective - the level of interaction that is most frequent and common to the employer experience with workers' compensation. The right broker can have a significant impact on the cost of y...Read More
'For Cause' Termination and Rehab 11/08/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 862 | 0
Can an employer use a "for cause" termination to argue that it otherwise would have offered the QIW injured employee a modified or alternative job? "It depends...." In ...Read More
Medicare, Settlement, Set-Asides & Guidance 10/25/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 876 | 0
Medicare and workers' compensation have conflicts in all 50 states. Medicare officials have indicated that money should be set-aside for possible future medical bills, and memorandum issued by Medicare officials provide clear guidance (albeit, perhaps unconstitutional though untested) on what Medica...Read More
Vax-D Alternative to Back Surgery 10/25/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 973 | 0
Vertebral Axial Decompression -- also known as VAX-D -- is a non-surgical alternative to end back pain. This procedure alleviates most of the underlying problems that cause back pain by relieving pressure on vital structures of the spine, including discs and spinal nerves. VAX-D is FDA approved, h...Read More
More Workers' Comp Reform? 10/25/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 826 | 0
Insurance Commissioner Garamendi and a number of prominent legislators are indicating that workers' compensation will be a high priority item on the agenda when the Legislature re-convenes in early January 2004. Governor-elect Schwarznegger has also advised that he considers workers' compensation t...Read More
Common Adjusting Mistakes, Part 5: Earnings 10/25/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 756 | 0
This is the final article in this series of common adjusting mistakes, this time on failure to present evidence of earnings when presenting a settlement with an in pro per applicant for approval. We have reviewed ...Read More
What Would You Do? Part 2 10/25/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 643 | 0
The first part of this article series posited three different scenarios for the small business owner in a "what would you do?" format. While an experienced claims person could...Read More
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