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Reform from Within; Employers Take Control - 2 07/06/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 712 | 0
This is part 2 of a 5 part series for employers on taking charge of workers' compensation reform. In Part 1 we identified the many problems contributing to the national workers' compen...Read More
Writing a Decent Med-Legal Report - Part 3 07/06/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 760 | 0
This is the third in a series on writing decent medical-legal reports. Part 1 reviewed some of the basics necessary for a medical-legal report, including the required elements specifie...Read More
A Temporary Exception to the New RU Forms 07/06/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 923 | 0
Use of the revised RU forms became mandatory May 1, 2003. Forms affected are the RU-94, RU-102, RU-103, RU-105, RU-120, and RU 122 as well as the RB-105. The RU-101 has been eliminated; the information necessary for the Unit to set up a file is included on each action document. The Unit will reje...Read More
Understanding Industrial Hearing Loss - Part 1 07/06/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 1375 | 0
The following article is part 1 of a 3 part series on occupational hearing loss by Dr. Stuart Gherini, a qualified medical examiner and expert in the field of otology. Part 1 provides a brief history on the condition and a comprehensive analysis on causes, specific types and costs associated with oc...Read More
CA Supreme Court, TTD, Treatment, and 132a 07/06/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 1311 | 0
The California Supreme Court has decided that the law does not require payment of temporary disability indemnity to an injured worker for time off work for medical appointments after he has become permanent and stationary. The Court also ruled that, while the failure to pay temporary disability fo...Read More
Suggestions for a Well-Drafted Doctor Letter 06/22/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 13019 | 0 | Popular with Medical
While doctors have a responsibility to prepare an objective, thorough report, the best way for claims or legal specialists to enhance the outcome of their doctor's medical-legal evaluation in a workers' compensation AOE/COE, QME or AME is to prepare a well-thought-out Doctor Letter. In fact, the fir...Read More
Writing a Decent Med-Legal Report - Part 2 06/22/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 1627 | 0
In our last article we went over some of the basics necessary for a medical-legal report, including the required elements specified by Regulation section ...Read More
Minimum TD Rates and Volunteers 06/22/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 2911 | 0
The following question regarding TD rates for volunteer employees was posted to our Professional's Legal Forum. The editors at workco...Read More
RU-94 Job Offers and Undocumented Workers 06/22/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 841 | 0
Can a carrier/employer modify the DWC Form RU-94 to indicate that an employee must provide proof of employability before starting a modified or alternative position? I have recently received several inquiries on this subject. You may recall that the Rehabilitation Unit was going to ...Read More
Reform From Within; Employers Take Control 06/22/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 800 | 0
This is part 1 of a 5 part series for employers by workers' compensation consultant Linda Benoit on taking charge of workers' compensation reform from an employer perspective. The Problem - Looking in The Wrong Place For The Solution The workers' compensation system is i...Read More
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