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Workers' Compensation News


Torrey: New Labor History by Greenhouse is Tour de Force 11/19/2019
By: David B. Torrey
State: NA | Segment: Top | 185 | 0
Journalist Steven Greenhouse’s new book is a tour de force history of the labor movement, particularly as it has unfolded since the New Deal. ...Read More

Geaney: Requirements of New Supplemental Benefits Law for Dependents of Public Safety Workers 11/18/2019
By: John H. Geaney
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 152 | 0
Effective June 17, 2019, N.J.S.A 34:15-95.6 became law in New Jersey. This law applies to dependents of public safety workers, who are defined as officers of a paid, partially paid or volunteer fire or police department, force, company or district, including the State Police or a first ...Read More

Lakshmikanthan: Automation Makes Time for Scalable Compassion 11/15/2019
By: Jayant Lakshmikanthan
State: NA | Segment: Top | 233 | 0
The modern workers’ compensation system was devised to provide a guarantee of care and medical treatment to injured workers from their employers. ...Read More

Paduda: Opioids and Work Comp Premiums 11/14/2019
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 209 | 0
Two seemingly unrelated papers hit the inbox yesterday: the California Workers’ Compensation Institute's just-completed analysis of opioid usage in California, and the National Council on Compensation Insurance's report on 2019 workers’ comp financials. ...Read More

Snyder: Mediation Opening Statements 11/13/2019
By: Teddy Snyder
State: NA | Segment: Top | 362 | 0
Times have changed. Teddy Snyder ...Read More

Anders: CMS Releases Version 3.0 of WCMSA Reference Guide 11/12/2019
By: Dan Anders
State: NA | Segment: Top | 197 | 0
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently released Version 3.0 of its WCMSA Reference Guide, what we informally call the “MSA bible.” The reference guide provides most CMS policy and procedures relating to its review of workers’ compensation Medicare set-aside...Read More

Geaney: Company's 'Fun Day' Was Not a Work Event 11/11/2019
By: John H. Geaney
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 133 | 0
Any decision from the Appellate Division on recreational or social activities is welcome precisely because there have been so few decisions since the 1979 Amendments. The case of ...Read More

Langham: Intent to Injure 11/08/2019
By: David Langham
State: NY | Segment: Top | 192 | 0
On Sept. 5, 2019, the New York Appellate Court decided Delacruz v. Village of Freeport. The appeal was from a decision by the Workers' Compensation Board (an administrative appellate review body simil...Read More

Moore: 24-Hour Workers' Comp and Health Insurance Policy Fades Away 11/07/2019
By: James Moore
State: NA | Segment: Top | 184 | 0
In 2006, the buzzword (flavor) of the year pointed out that a 24-hour workers' comp and health insurance policy answered the round-the-clock coverage concerns.   ...Read More

Geaney: Counsel's Failure to Comply With Rules Leads to Order for Petitioner 11/06/2019
By: John H. Geaney
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 113 | 0
Motions for medical and temporary disability benefits are urgent matters that are treated as such by judges of compensation. Because injured workers are not receiving benefits, motions for medical and temporary disability benefits require all parties to work swiftly to prepare for court hear...Read More
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