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Risk Management - Proper Safety Measure Allocation 08/03/2002
State: FL | Segment: | 1063 | 0
Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, the second largest workers' compensation insurance company in the nation according to the most recent A.M. Best statistics, published its 2002 safety index in April. The "2002 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index" not only provides important information for those ...Read More
Medical Privacy is Your Concern - Keep It That Way 08/03/2002
State: FL | Segment: | 943 | 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
Timely Payment of a Settlement 07/22/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 949 | 0
A user from California writes: I am looking for something that says how much time is allowed for payment of a C & R Order, but haven't found anything specific. I heard it was 20 days. Can you direct me?.. I can't seem to find a written period of time. The answer is as convoluted ...Read More
Proposed Regs for VR Settlement 07/21/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 889 | 0
The proposed regulation for settlement of prospective rehabilitation rights has garnered all the attention but the DWC has actually proposed modifications to several of the regulations governing vocational rehabilitation. The proposals cover several subject areas and can be viewed on line at: ...Read More
IMC Guidelines and Reimbursement - Part 2 07/21/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 1042 | 0
The first article in this series discussed generally the IMC Guidelines and their importance in the review and payment of medical bills. Now we will start looking at some of the specific guidelines and how they impact your practice in the treatment of injured workers and medical reporting. Remember ...Read More
Newspaper Boys - Independent Contractors? 07/21/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 1017 | 0
The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reports a curious anomaly in an exception to child labor laws, and the problems that occur where a child newspaper delivery person is hurt on the job typically they are not covered by workers compensation.In Children Injured on Paper Routes Often Go Uninsured (F...Read More
Using the Multiple Disabilities Table 07/21/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 3690 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The is the final installment of the apportionment series based on the article by Mark Kahn.USING THE MULTIPLE DISABILITIES TABLE When there is one injury causing disability to multiple body parts, duplication must be taken into account before applying the MDT. The MDT is used becau...Read More
When You Can Legally Fire Employees 07/06/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 960 | 0
In California it is illegal to discriminate against any employee who makes a claim of work injury, or who claims to be a witness to a work injury. Termination can be discrimination. The penalties are heavy, up to $10,000 per incident PLUS job reinstatement and other sanctions. See generally ...Read More
IMC Guidelines and Reimbursement 07/06/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 1778 | 0
Starting in 1997, the California Industrial Medical Council began developing and publishing guidelines for the treatment of common work injuries, and evaluation protocols for the writing medical-legal reports. These guidelines can be found at the IMC web site, ...Read More
Proposed VR Settlement Regulation - A Critique 07/06/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 882 | 0
The DWC recently published its proposed regulation for settlement of vocational pursuant to the AB 749 modification of L.C. ...Read More
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