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Hegglin, Mihesuah & Morgan: Duplicate Disability 09/02/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 1130 | 0 | Popular with Legal
In the case of a single injury causing disability to multiple parts of the body, the question is whether there are duplicating factors of disability. In the case of Hegglin v. WCAB, 36 CCC 93, (the Hegglin holding was rejected in the cases of Mihesuah and Morgan, see below), the injured worker fe...Read More
Marketing Work Comp Legal Services - Part 1 09/02/2002
State: FL | Segment: | 928 | 0
The practice of law is necessarily a personal service. Marketing the law practice is also a personal activity. The general rule is that advertising is good for name recognition and building leads, but when it comes down to hiring a lawyer, the prospective client is going to remember personal attribu...Read More
Understand Who Does What in Work Comp 09/02/2002
State: FL | Segment: | 904 | 0
The work comp equation is a complex one, and involves numerous individuals, each with a distinct job, a distinct goal, and many times these goals conflict. Understanding what everyone does in the system, what they hope to achieve, and how they do their jobs can provide the employer with some strateg...Read More
Time Management for Claims Examiners - Part 2 09/02/2002
State: FL | Segment: | 927 | 0
The first part of this series started off with some basic concepts on time management, applied to the claims examiner's special duties. Of course, there are more techniques to implement, otherwise this wouldn't be a two part series! Daily Task Management, as noted in the prior article, is si...Read More
Defending Against Medical-Legal Liens 08/18/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 2201 | 0
In our last article we looked at defending against medical treatment liens, and discussed going back to basics with the facts and the law. Defending against unscrupulously billed medical-l...Read More
Managing Medical Treatment for the Employer 08/18/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 979 | 0
Dramatically increasing workers' compensation prices are a fact, and have been for the past 3 years, with no relief in sight any time soon. The biggest cost driver in workers' compensation, according to several studies lately, is the medical component. There are several options available to the work...Read More
IMC Guidelines and Reimbursement - Neck 08/18/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 953 | 0
My last three articles in this series discussed the IMC Guidelines relative to diagnosis and treatment of low back injuries. The IMC has published guidelines for neck injuries independently of the back, so they need to be reviewed as well. The guidelines introduction tell the practitioner w...Read More
Preparing for a Formal Conference 08/18/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 958 | 0
When an applicant attorney files an RU-103 requesting dispute resolution by the Unit, many claims examiners assume the attorney submitted copies of all documents relevant to the dispute. While they should do so, many attorneys file only those documents supporting their position; the obligati...Read More
Time Management for Claims Examiners - Part 1 08/18/2002
State: FL | Segment: | 810 | 0
Being a claims examiner is a demanding job. Not only is there the stress of dealing with people who are injured and need your help, but time deadlines are constantly looming while the case load seems to always increase. That's why learning proper time management techniques is such an important part ...Read More
Medical Privacy is Your Concern - Keep It That Way 08/03/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 932 | 0
While most people think that only medical information that is relevant to the condition for which workers' compensation benefits are being provided are discoverable by the insurance company, in fact the standard is much broader.Once you bring a workers' compensation claim, any medical inform...Read More
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