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Cotter: The Continuing Saga of Vocational Evidence 09/20/2018
By: Jim Cotter
State: CA | Segment: Top | 301 | 0
Judges have thus far been somewhat split on whether vocational evidence is even admissible in injuries that occurred after Jan. 1, 2013, given the changes in the law reflected in Labor Code 4660.1. ...Read More

Wickert: State Reverses Itself on Post-Settlement Trials 09/19/2018
Source: Gary L. Wickert
State: AZ | Segment: Top | 139 | 0
In Arizona, a workers’ compensation carrier’s statutory lien under § 23–1023 is subject to being reduced if an employer is found to be negligent by a jury. ...Read More

Jacobsmeyer: Supreme Court Cites Exclusive Remedy in King Decision 09/04/2018
By: Jake Jacobsmeyer
State: CA | Segment: Top | 495 | 0
In one of the most anticipated appellate decisions of 2018, the California Supreme Court has reversed the Court of Appeal decision in King v. CompPartners. ...Read More

Weinmann: UR Physicians Do Not Owe Injured Workers 'Duty of Care' 09/18/2018
By: Robert Weinmann
State: CA | Segment: Top | 360 | 0
That utilization review physicians do not owe a duty of care to injured workers can reasonably be deduced from the recent California Supreme Court decision that trashed Kirk King's tort claim over an in...Read More
Potts: The L.A. Times Got It Wrong 09/17/2018
Source: Julleen Potts
State: CA | Segment: Top | 159 | 0
The Los Angeles Times' recent article on workers' compensation unfairly used the actions of a few to put all public safety officers in a bad light. My story tells you why. ...Read More

Moore: How Every Jurisdiction Can Benefit From an Outcomes-Based Approach 09/14/2018
Source: Gregory Moore
State: NA | Segment: Top | 216 | 0
In recent columns, I have stressed the importance of connecting workers&rsqu...Read More

Wickert: Subrogable: Is It or Isn't It a Word? 09/13/2018
Source: Gary Wickert
State: NA | Segment: Top | 177 | 0
We are just as guilty as everyone else. Gar...Read More

Grinberg: Released Prisoner Wasn't Really Offered Work 09/12/2018
Source: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 219 | 0
There are a lot of crazy movies and shows out there about prison. They all include the same general prison themes, which I won’t repeat here. ...Read More

Kamin: Legislative Update 08/20/2018
By: John P. Kamin
State: CA | Segment: Top | 549 | 0
Legislation targeting apportionment to nonindustrial genetic factors, janitorial services, peace officers and breast cancer claims are headlining Gov. Jerry Brown’s last legislative session as he prepares to leave office. ...Read More

Burns: To Heir Is Human 09/11/2018
Source: Michael P. Burns
State: CA | Segment: Top | 226 | 0
When an applicant dies during a worker’s compensation claim, insurers need to be aware of the requirements for resolving the case. ...Read More
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