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7 Ways Claims Management Reduces Your Costs 08/30/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 682 | 0
Employers can control and reduce their workers' compensation annual direct costs by 25 to 50 percent by utilizing an effective case management system. The system directs injured workers toward approved medical care, at the inception of the claim. This type of program merits consideration based on ...Read More
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Explained 08/30/2003
State: FL | Segment: | 919 | 0
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Eugene Baciocco, M.D. Orthopedic Surgery Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is, perhaps, one of the most common repetitive stress injuries in the industrial arena. While the increased incidence of CTS over the past ten years seems to have paralleled the increased ...Read More
What Happens When Your Attorney is Disabarred 08/17/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 938 | 0
What if you just found out the State Bar Association had suspended your attorney's license? Worse yet, what if you took your file to another attorney (or a number of other attorneys) and were told that they would not represent you because the file was so poorly handled? What do you do? Af...Read More
You Must Fight Fire with Fire; Admissible Evidence 08/17/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 1312 | 0
The workcompcentral.com Professional Forums continue to be a ripe resource for instructive materials. The following are excerpts from a recent on line discussion in the Forums on ...Read More
Pebworth, Voc Rehab and Pre-'03 Injuries 08/16/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 1157 | 0
AB 749 was the first time in California workers' compensation history that settlement of prospective vocational rehabilitation entitlement was permitted. Labor Code section 4646 was amended into three sub-sections, providing the framework for a scheme that permitted settlement of "the employee's rig...Read More
Reform from Within; Employers Take Control - 5 08/16/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 1588 | 0
Reform From Within: Placing Control of Work Comp in the Hands of the Employers - Where it Belongs - Part 5 This is part 5 of a 5 part series for employers on taking charge of workers' compensation reform. In ...Read More
Understanding Occupational Hearing Loss - 4 08/16/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 924 | 0
The following article is the fourth installment of a 4 part series for physicians and non-physicians on occupational hearing loss by Dr. Stuart Gherini, a qualified medical examiner and expert in the field of otology. In this installment, Dr. Gherini reviews the various audiometric testing procedur...Read More
Writing a Decent Med-Legal Report - Part 5 08/02/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 782 | 0
Our earlier articles on writing a decent medical-legal report essentially presumed that the physician was dealing with an accepted, compensable claim. There are, quite often however, occasions where the injury is not clearly of industrial origin, giving rise to questions of causation. This is especi...Read More
The Mosby Case; Stay Professional if Fraud Alleged 08/02/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 950 | 0
When the Fourth Appellate District of the California Court of Appeals issued its ruling in Freddie Curtis Mosby, Jr vs. Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. (G030304, 07/23/03) holding that an inju...Read More
Who is Liable for Out-of-State Vocational Rehab? 08/02/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 776 | 0
Who is Liable for Out-of-State Vocational Rehab? Eligibility for vocational rehabilitation benefits and services outside the state of California continues to be a cause of much confusion. Is a QIW injured employee eligible for benefits and services once s/he moves outside California? If...Read More
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