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A Wellness Smell Test 02/10/2015
By: Barry Thompson
State: NA | Segment: Top | 365 | 0
Here is a wellness needs-analysis to help you choose the best approach for your company. ...Read More
 
 
Appeals Court Reverses WCAB Application of Coming and Going Rule 01/08/2015
By: Richard M. Jacobsmeyer
State: NA | Segment: Top | 262 | 0
The California 2nd District Court of Appeal has reversed a Workers' Compensation Appeals Board decision, which had in turn reversed a workers' compensation judge's decision in a going and coming rule case.  In Shultz v WCAB (Joint Test Tactics And Training (JT3)) the Cour...Read More
 
 
A Nifty Tool to Predict Claims Costs 12/08/2014
State: NA | Segment: Top | 949 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A basic article of belief in the field of workers’ compensation claims is that a small number of claims are particularly difficult to manage and account for a large share of claims costs.  An applied Pareto Principle, expressed in a “20-80” rule, would say that 20% ...Read More
 
 
A UR Denial and 12 Months of Peace 11/17/2014
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: NA | Segment: Top | 254 | 0
So, there you are – triumphantly stroking the recent independent medical review decision which upheld the utilization-review determination that the injured worker is not entitled to fresh shipments of caviar to help with his industrial paper cut. What a wonderful feeling – justice is ...Read More
 
 
Asbestos Pokes its Long Nose out from under the Workers' Comp Tent 11/06/2014
State: NA | Segment: Top | 221 | 0
Judgments in two recent court cases held that long-tail asbestos claims are not subject to the comp bar. A very good friend who spends most of his time dealing with asbestos claims for a very large carrier shared this with me in a recent email. Here’s how he put it: If t...Read More
 
 
America's Worst Worksite Disasters 10/09/2014
State: NA | Segment: Top | 280 | 0
When measured in lives lost during concentrated periods of time, these accidents are the worst ones in America. (The occupational victims of asbestos are not included; they deserve their own epitaph in a future column.) April 16, 1947: Texas City, Texas, dockside explosion takes cl...Read More
 
 
Aetna's of Coventry Work Comp Services... 10/02/2014
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 845 | 0
Is off. The latest intel from several folks in the know is consistent: APAX will not be buying Aetna’s Coventry workers’ comp business. While it's possible Aetna will look for another buyer, that is doubtful; the issues that reportedly led to the collapse of t...Read More
 
 
Anyone Notice WC Law Changes? 09/23/2014
Source: Michael T. Berns
State: NA | Segment: Top | 212 | 0
It not only appears that the Workers' Comp Board’s move from Menands to Schenectady was legal, but WCL §146 Office of the Board was changed last year as part of the annual budget bill. The old law read: § 146 Offices of the board. The principal office of th...Read More
 
 
A Beverage you cannot Drink 08/27/2014
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 365 | 0
I was privileged to sit through a discussion of workers' compensation issues and challenges this month. I learned a new term, the "ghost policy." When you sit around with workers' compensation experts, you can learn a great deal by listening carefully. I have had the benefit of ...Read More
 
 
August 2014 California Case Law Update 08/07/2014
By: Michael W. Sullivan
State: CA | Segment: Top | 539 | 0
INJURY In Gonzales v. Dirk Limas Corp., 2014 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS 264, the WCAB held that a carpenter's psychiatric injury was not barred by LC 3208.3(d), even though he had worked only three months at the time of the injury. STATUTES OF LIMITATIONS In Delta Dent...Read More
 
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