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Gov. Brown Should Sign the Neuropsych Bill 09/29/2015
By: Devon J. Mathis
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If you suffered a traumatic head or spinal cord injury at work, you would need to be evaluated by a neuropsychologist, not a psychologist. But as of Sept. 1, the chance of getting that evaluation became almost impossible in California. That’s because the state Division of Workers&...Read More
 
 
Appellate Court Upholds Exclusive Remedy Bar for Asbestos Exposure 09/25/2015
By: Richard M. Jacobsmeyer
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In a case issued Sept. 17, the California 2nd Appellate District declined to open a new avenue to avoid the exclusive remedy of workers’ compensation in Melendrez v. Ameron International Corp., not on...Read More
 
 
2015 California Workers' Compensation & Risk Conference and Expo Announces Keynote Speakers 09/22/2015
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0 | Popular with Legal
Risk Management Education Associates announced the keynote speakers for the 2015 California Workers’ Compensation & Risk Conference. The annual conference and expo will be held Sept. 29 through Oct. 2, at the St. Regis Monarch Beach hotel in Dana Point, Calif. ”This i...Read More
 
 
Florida Case Law Update 09/22/2015
By: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: Top | 0
NEW! Gutierrez v. The Port Royal Club, 1D15-0002, (09/09/2015): Florida's 1st District Court of Appeal overturned a judge's order compelling an injured worker to attend a psychological evaluation since the parties had not asked the judge for such a ruling. NEW! Moradiellos v. Comm...Read More
 
 
California Case Law Update 09/24/2015
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0 | Popular with Legal
NEW! Matute v. Los Angeles Unified School District, ADJ984305, (09/17/2015): The Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, sitting en banc, ruled that a party wishing to appeal from an adverse independent medical review determination gets 35 days to file a petition for review with the board....Read More
 
 
How to Avoid Lien Fees and Deferral of Med-Legal Expenses 09/23/2015
By: Stephen Schneider
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If you are paying lien-filing fees on your medical-legal expenses I think you are (a) wasting your money, and (b) causing unnecessary deferral of your receivables until after the case in chief gets resolved. The Workers' Compensation Appeals Board has given clear regulations inst...Read More
 
 
Recent Texas Case Law 09/21/2015
By: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: Top | 0
NEW! United Scaffolding v. Levine, 13-14-00377-CV, (09/01/2015): A Texas appellate court ruled that civil liability for a worker's injury in falling through a loose board in a scaffold had to come in the form of a negligence claim against the owner of the scaffold, not in a premises liability...Read More
 
 
Recent Florida Case Law 09/18/2015
By: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: Top | 0
NEW! Gutierrez v. The Port Royal Club, 1D15-0002, (09/09/2015): Florida's 1st District Court of Appeal overturned a judge's order compelling an injured worker to attend a psychological evaluation since the parties had not asked the judge for such a ruling. NEW! Moradiellos v. Comm...Read More
 
 
2015 California Workers' Compensation & Risk Conference and Expo Announces Keynote Speakers 09/16/2015
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Risk Management Education Associates announced the keynote speakers for the 2015 California Workers’ Compensation & Risk Conference. The annual conference and expo will be held Sept. 29 through Oct. 2, at the St. Regis Monarch Beach hotel in Dana Point, Calif. ”This i...Read More
 
 
Illinois Case Law Update 09/17/2015
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NEW! Pekin Insurance Co. v. Martin Cement Co., 3-14-0290, (09/02/2015): The Illinois Appellate Court ruled that a commercial general liability insurance carrier was not entitled to summary judgment on its denial of its duty to defend a cement company from a negligence claim by a subcontracto...Read More
 
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