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Keefe: Effort to Slash Attorneys' Fees in Settlement Smoothly Rebuffed 10/11/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 293 | 0
This claim involved three of Illinois’ more prominent and successful claimant firms that Keefe, Campbell, Biery and Associates respects as solid advocates for the injured workers they diligently represent. ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: Claims, They Are A-Shifting 10/10/2017
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 410 | 0
There appears to be a trend among many work comp insurers to shift more and more claims-handling responsibilities to third party administrators (TPAs). ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: Watch Out for 'Innovation' 10/09/2017
Source: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 340 | 0 | Popular with Legal
In any very mature industry — and workers’ comp is certainly that — certain truths are immutable. Scale, margin compression, consolidation are all inevitable — or at least two out of three are. ...Read More
 
 

Langham: Proving Reasonable Fees in Florida 10/06/2017
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 578 | 0
An interesting, but brief, decision came from the Florida 1st District Court of Appeal in July. The court addressed attorney fees in Clancy Co. v. Smith. This is not a workers' co...Read More
 
 

Keefe: When Riding a Zombie Dragon, Try Not to Get Eaten 10/05/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 306 | 0 | Popular with Legal
As part of making a permanent impairment or workers' compensation claim, some claimants and their attorneys encourage high medical bills to make “special damages” respectively high for settlements. I feel that strategy, like the zombie dragon from "Game of Thrones,&...Read More
 
 

Ruiz: Close That File: A New-Fangled Thomas Finding to the Rescue 10/04/2017
Source: Manuel A. Ruiz
State: CA | Segment: Top | 453 | 0 | Popular with Legal
As time passes, we are handling fewer and fewer pre-Jan. 1, 2013, injuries. As such, we are going to be encountering more instances where settling a voucher becomes an issue. ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: Why the Foresight Deal Is Different 10/03/2017
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 329 | 0
There are two big takeaways: the price, and why Paradigm paid so much. ...Read More
 
 

Wickert: Is Waiver of Third-Party Rights by Employee Enforceable? 10/02/2017
By: Gary L. Wickert
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 212 | 0
There is seemingly no end to the attacks on a workers’ compensation carrier’s rights of subrogation and reimbursement when a third-party is liable for a work-related injury. In New Jersey, however, the Supreme Court will soon be deciding whether the employee is prohibited from su...Read More
 
 

Keefe: Do We Really Need So Many WC Arbitrators? 09/29/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 608 | 0
Almost as fast as I stopped whining about the secret process to select Illinois workers' compensation arbitrators, I learn we just added two more. ...Read More
 
 

Langham: Can We Make Ourselves Safe(er)? 09/28/2017
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 215 | 0
There will be disagreements. People are very different from one another. Despite our differences, we are drawn together through socialization, in communities that include towns, schools and workplaces. And, as people are brought together, they have disagreements. ...Read More
 
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