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Hearing Loss is a Safety and Work Comp Issue 11/24/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 925 | 0
Occupational hearing loss is becoming more of a problem for both employees and employers according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). About 30,000,000 United States workers are exposed to potentially damaging noise on the job and another 9,000,000 are at risk for ...Read More
Understanding Medical-Legal Evaluations - Part 1 11/24/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 1378 | 0
A workers' compensation case is very similar to other legal proceedings in that decisions are made based on evidence provided to a decision maker. In workers' compensation, the vast majority of that evidence is medical information. This information is typically presented to the decision make...Read More
AB 749 and Physicians 11/24/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 907 | 0
The following is a brief description of the various changes to the Labor Code (and in one instance, Insurance Code) that were made law by AB 749, effective 1/1/03, that affect physicians. workcompcentral will be reviewing these provisions in more detailed analysis in later articles. Insur...Read More
Penalties, Interest and Taxes 11/24/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 1116 | 0
Are penalties and interest paid on a workers' compensation award taxable? Basically, no. In California, all payments made pursuant to Division 4 of the Labor Code are deemed "compensation" (Labor Code section ...Read More
Claim File and System Documentation Part 1 11/24/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 695 | 0
Importance of Documentation File documentation is critical from both a communication as well as a legal standpoint. This documentation represents the lifeline and history of the claim. There are potentially many people that will be reviewing a claim throughout the course of the clai...Read More
Enforcement of Medical Liens - Accepted Treatment 11/09/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 1054 | 0
In the past we've talked about providing workers' compensation medical services on a lien basis. There are steps that need to be taken to ensure that your lien is properly filed and en...Read More
FEHA, C&R Settlements and the DFEH 11/09/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 2651 | 0
Can a potential Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) employment discrimination complaint be resolved in a Compromise and Release agreement? The answer is - Yes and No. In Mary J. Jefferson v. Californi...Read More
Medicare Set-Aside Trusts - Part 4 11/09/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 1150 | 0
This is the last of a four part series on Medicare Set Aside Trusts by expert attorney on the topic, Susan G. Haines. First was an introduction to the concept and reasons for it. ...Read More
How to Give Deposition Testimony - Part 2 11/09/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 857 | 0
Our first articlereviewed the basics of giving deposition testimony. Now we'll review some of the basic rules to keep in mind that will ensure your presentation in a deposition is the ...Read More
Underwriting Terminology for the Claims Examiner - 2 11/09/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 904 | 0
In our first article we reviewed the definitions of common underwriting terms, and what they mean to the claims administrator. This article continues with some definitions, and also reviews some classes of employees who typically are, or are not, covered under a work comp policy despite what you mig...Read More
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