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Geaney: The Crucial Importance of Investigating Subsequent Accidents 09/02/2020
By: John H. Geaney
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 215 | 0
Workers’ compensation claims professionals know how important it is to ask about prior injuries in workers’ compensation. That information can bear directly on causation and will often lead to credits at the time of settlement. ...Read More
 
 

Barthel: Are Temp Job Assignments to Religious Employers Unconstitutional? 09/01/2020
By: Donald R. Barthel
State: CA | Segment: Top | 370 | 0
You've been there: The injured employee has temporary work restrictions that the employer cannot accommodate. What are your options? ...Read More
 
 

Wickert: The Danger of Not Intervening in Third-Party Litigation 08/31/2020
By: Gary L. Wickert
State: KS | Segment: Top | 229 | 0
The Kansas Court of Appeals is holding class on why it is important to have subrogation counsel in workers’ compensation subrogation third-party cases, even in states that are favorable to carriers. ...Read More
 
 

Moore: Whatever Happened to Recorded Statements? 08/28/2020
By: James Moore
State: NA | Segment: Top | 243 | 0
Not too long ago, workers' comp recorded statements appeared in every file where the injured worker received any type of weekly comp benefits, such as a mailed check.  ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: BWC's Dividends and Drug Costs 08/27/2020
By: Joe Paduda
State: OH | Segment: Top | 191 | 0
Last week, Ohio’s Bureau of Workers’ Compensation announced it will consider $1.5 billion in dividends to policyholders. ...Read More
 
 

Grinberg: Post-C&R Voucher Obligations 08/26/2020
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 342 | 0
I bring you the panel decision in the case of Juan Quinonez v. Bodega Latina Corporation. Therein, the parties had reached a compromise and release agreement, but apparently the C&R did not cover the issue of the Supplemental Job Displacement Benefit voucher, which th...Read More
 
 

Castillo: Threats and Scare Tactics 08/25/2020
By: Michael Castillo
State: CA | Segment: Top | 528 | 0
Uber and Lyft can continue to misclassify their drivers as independent contractors, at least until October, due to a California Court of Appeal ruling issued in the wake of the companies’ threats and scare tactics to shutter operations in the state. ...Read More
 
 

Young: Rope-a-Dope 08/24/2020
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 364 | 0
Uber and Lyft won’t be shutting down just yet. ...Read More
 
 

Moore: Subs of Subs Become Employees 08/21/2020
By: James Moore
State: NA | Segment: Top | 343 | 0
Early in my career, my insurance company employer sent me to what was a whirlwind of legal terms and concepts known as subrogation.  ...Read More
 
 

Barthel: The Trials and Tribulations of Subpoenas 08/20/2020
By: Donald R. Barthel
State: CA | Segment: Top | 264 | 0
Every adjuster has been there: You're sitting at your claims desk (or, in the era of coronavirus, on your couch wearing your bunny slippers) when you receive a subpoena for your file. ...Read More
 
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