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Workers' Compensation News

Five Tips for Managing the Exceptional Claim 04/17/2014
By: Will Smith
State: NA | Segment: | 238 | 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: | 243 | 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: | 237 | 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
State: CA | Segment: | 451 | 0
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
Fighting over Fee Schedules 02/05/2014
State: WI | Segment: | 177 | 0
Referencing a new draft bill in Wisconsin seeking to establish a medical fee schedule for workers’ compensation, Mark M. Grapentine, a senior vice president of government relations for the Wisconsin Medical Society, ...Read More
Form and Function of the Supreme Court's Rule 23 Order 01/31/2014
By: Arik D. Hetue
State: IL | Segment: | 213 | 0
You have heard us discuss what we feel is the dreaded Rule 23 gag or “unpublished” Illinois Appellate Court order in the past with some harsh criticism, but most of the time, and especially in recent courtroom opinions, we feel it is used the right way. We provide a little detail over on...Read More
Finding and Using the Domino Issue 12/23/2013
State: FL | Segment: | 183 | 0
Success can be hard to define in workers' compensation. There are often a myriad of issues presented in a dispute. Compared to a civil personal injury case, workers' compensation claims are often more complex and offer challenges that are simply not presented in other conflicts.A...Read More
FDA 2013: A Study in Inconsistency 11/18/2013
State: NA | Segment: | 250 | 0
Let's review the recent activities of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in the area of prescription opioids.  If you're scratching your head as you read this, know that you won't be alone: April 16, 2013: The ...Read More
Fighting Racism in Workers' Comp Rules 10/22/2013
By: Dave Lundgren
State: NA | Segment: | 125 | 0
As a long-time attorney who has for years fought racism leveled against tribes and individuals by various external groups and institutions of state, local and federal agencies, I was shocked to have to confront racist ideals voluntarily incorporated into tribes’ own workers' compensation p...Read More
Florida Case Law Update 10/15/2013
By: WCC Staff
State: FL | Segment: | 257 | 0
NEW! Anheuser-Busch Companies v. Staples, 1D13-1038, (10/09/2013): A divided Florida appellate court ruled that a single law firm could not represent an employer's workers' compensation lien interest in a ...Read More
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