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Workers' Compensation News

Combining Succesive Industrial Injuries 07/06/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 815 | 0
Under the cases of Wilkinson v. WCAB, 42 CCC 406 and Bauer v. County of Los Angeles, 34 CCC 594, when two industrial injuries to the same part of body become permanent and stationary on the same date, no L.C. ...Read More
Duplication vs. Pyramiding and the MDT 06/23/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 1756 | 0
The last article reviewed the Hegglin, Mihesuah and ...Read More
RU-94 Job Offers and the FEHA 06/23/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 733 | 0
The Labor Code allows insurers to identify and offer a modified or alternative position (whichever is more convenient) to a QIW injured employee on a ...Read More
The Body Parts Market - Permanent Disability 06/23/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 878 | 0
Permanent disability indemnity is intended to compensate a worker for the loss of ability to compete in the open labor market. Essentially, it is putting a value on body parts. Most permanent disability indemnity schemes attempt to make adjustments to the value of a body part dependent on the age of...Read More
Transportation to Cure or Relieve - LC 4600 06/23/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 908 | 0
An injured workers wrote in recently, apparently anxious about getting to the hospital for scheduled surgery related to his industrial injury. How was he going to get to and from the hospital since he had to move 4 hours away due to financial circumstances? California ...Read More
Subrogation for the Claims Examiner - Part 2 06/23/2002
State: FL | Segment: | 859 | 0
In our last article we introduced subrogation and noted the focus of subrogation was purely a cost/benefit analysis. Now we will review some of the more technical aspects of subrogation. Think subrogation if the work injury arose out of or was related to any of the following situations: ...Read More
VAX-D Part 2 - How it Works 06/17/2002
State: FL | Segment: | 934 | 0
Our first article introduced the VAX-D technology. Next, let's look at the difference between VAX-D and pelvic traction, as well as other treatments.The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has twice examined this device/treatment. VAT-Tech, Inc., the manufacturer of the table has had the lice...Read More
Back Office Marketing - Issuing The Medical Report 06/09/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 761 | 0
In our last article we examined the requirements for an admissible medical report that has evidentiary weight ...Read More
Disease Management and Work Comp - Part 2 06/09/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 741 | 0
In our last article we explored the issues of tuberculosis in the work place. Getting more press time, meanwhile, are Hepatitis A, B and C, and AIDS. Hepatitis A, B and C are viral infections that can damage the live...Read More
RU-94 Offers 06/09/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 649 | 0
There are three essential elements of a successful RU-94 job offer ...Read More
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