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Fresh Thinking about Work Fatalities 02/02/2015
By: Peter Rousmaniere (Featured Columnist)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 510 | 0
Traumatic work-related deaths are a rare tragedy in America. As measured by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 4,405 workers died on the job in 2013. We are far from the killing fields of a century ago, when Pittsburgh alone accounted for over 400 work fatalities a year. Yet work deaths have...Read More
Florida Case Law Update 01/21/2015
Source: WCC Staff
State: FL | Segment: Top | 908 | 0
NEW! Hector v. State of Florida...Read More
Florida Case Law Update 11/20/2014
By: WCC Staff
State: NA | Segment: Top | 716 | 0
NEW! Lane v. Workforce Business Services, 1D14-959, (11/12/14): The Florida 1st District Court of Appeal ruled that sanctions allowed in civil courts for the deliberate maintenance of a baseles...Read More

Focus on Opioids 10/30/2014
By: Julius Young
State: NA | Segment: Top | 765 | 0
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation has yet to unveil opioid guidelines, though a draft was circulated for public comment in April. The DWC isn’t the only California agency working on the topic. ...Read More
Florida Case Law Update 10/23/2014
Source: WCC Staff
State: FL | Segment: Top | 651 | 0
NEW! Panzer Law v. Palm Beach County School District, 1D14-0908, (10/13/2014): The failure of an employer and its insurance carrier to seek dismissal of a petition for benefits on the basis tha...Read More
Five Ways to Improve Work Safety for our Adolescents 09/29/2014
By: Peter Rousmaniere (Featured Columnist)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 663 | 0
Editor's note: This is Part 2 of a series on adolescent work injuries. Twenty million kids below the age of 18 are at work, almost all part-time, mostly in fairly safe employment. Federal and state laws bar them from the more hazardous jobs (such as mining) and tasks (such as...Read More
Five Tips for Managing the Exceptional Claim 04/17/2014
By: Will Smith
State: NA | Segment: | 569 | 0
Good claims management is all about anticipating and avoiding the unexpected and managing the situation to a positive outcome. It's about recognizing the signs that a case may be morphing into a crisis, noticing the waves receding before the tsunami, observing the silence and realizing that a storm ...Read More
Frivolous FEHA Action Costs Employee $100,000 04/10/2014
By: Ameneh K. Ernst
State: CA | Segment: | 527 | 0
Robert v. Stanford University, H037514 (Feb. 25, 2014): The California Court of Appeal recently affirmed an award of $100,000 in attorneys’ fees to a prevailing employer in a case where a former employee brou...Read More
False Buzz: App. Attorneys Do Not Make a Case more Expensive 02/21/2014
State: CA | Segment: | 585 | 0
There’s some talk online of how horrible it is to have a litigated case – the California Workers' Compensation Institute has a study out that would have you believe the presence of an applicant’s attorney will dramatically inflate a workers’ compensation claim’s cos...Read More
February Case Law Update 02/06/2014
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JURISDICTION AND SUBROGATIONIn KS Industries, LP v. WCAB (Brock), 2013 Cal. Wrk. Comp. LEXIS 192 (writ denied), the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board held that it had jurisdiction over an injury occurring in North Dakota even though the employer argued that the acceptance of the em...Read More
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