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Workers' Compensation News

The Copy Service Fee Schedule 07/16/2015
Source: Nedda Safi
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1167 | 0 | Popular with Medical
If we took a poll, 100 out of 100 employers, administrators and defense attorneys would likely concur as to the level of extreme frustration they have faced in defending against unreasonable and exorbitant copy service liens. It’s no wonder, considering what little help Labor Code sections ...Read More
Texas Case Law Update 07/02/2015
By: WorkCompCentral
State: NA | Segment: Top | 357 | 0
NEW! Seabright Insurance Co. v. Lopez, 14-0272, (06/12/2015): The Texas Supreme Court upheld an award of death benefits to the family of a worker who was killed while traveling to a remote job site. NEW! Austin v. Kroger Texas, 14-0216, (06/12/2015): The Supreme Court unanimously ruled th...Read More
The Uber Cases 06/26/2015
By: Julius Young
State: NA | Segment: Top | 780 | 0
One of the most significant issues on the workers’ comp horizon is how the courts will deal with the so-called “new economy.” What are the requirements for workers’ comp coverage in the “shared economy?” Uber, the most prominent of the new “shared...Read More
Texas Case Law Update 05/22/2015
By: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: Top | 442 | 0
NEW! Tran v. Broadway Family Dental Care, 14-14-00318-CV, (05/14/2015): A dental office employee's premises liability suit against her employer for her slip-and-fall on a wet floor was not a health care liability claim governed by the Texas Medical Liability Act, the 14th Court of Appeal...Read More
The Fiasco Starts Here: MPNs and Workers' Compensation in Calif. 05/07/2015
By: Alan Z. Gurvey
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1706 | 0
Recently I was interviewing a candidate for a vacant attorney position at our firm. I asked the attorney, who had spent most of his career as a defense attorney, what he thought the three most difficult challenges would be as an applicant attorney in today’s post-SB 863 environment. He firs...Read More
The worst Kind of "Whack-a-Mole" 04/28/2015
State: NA | Segment: Top | 662 | 0
I've heard the "whack-a-mole" analogy applied to nearly every facet of business. Frankly, it's a tired and worn out analogy. But it's also an image that paints a clear picture of a common issue and, thus, we can't seem to escape its constant use. We're always solving...Read More
Texas Case Law Update 04/23/2015
By: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: Top | 601 | 0
NEW! Insurance Co. of the State of Pennsylvania v. Hughes, 10-12-00414-CV, (04/16/2015): A Texas appellate court rejected an insurance carrier's challenge to a jury's finding that a worker had given her employer timely notice of her occupational disease and that she was entitled to benefi...Read More
The aging Workforce; Standing Up for better Health 04/20/2015
State: NA | Segment: Top | 613 | 0 | Popular with Other
There's a funny thing about pain. You don't realize it's gone until it comes back. When it does, you get an 'oh yeah, I remember this,' feeling. Getting out of my car recently after an unusually long ride gave me such a moment of realization. After sitting for several ...Read More
The Fight Comes to my own Backyard 04/22/2015
By: Michael Gavin
State: NA | Segment: Top | 715 | 0
Fulton County, Georgia, has filed a lawsuit against several of the major drug distribution companies (McKesson, Cardinal, etc.) seeking damages related to the prescription drug abuse epidemic. I haven't read...Read More
The Bodam Decision – Timely Utilization Review 04/01/2015
By: David Chun
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1150 | 0
Since its inception, utilization review (UR) has become an essential tool in curbing runaway and unnecessary medical treatment. The Legislature strengthened the power of UR with the passing of SB 863 by taking disputes regarding UR decisions out of the hands of workers' compensation judges an...Read More
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