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September 2013 Case Law Update 09/11/2013
State: CA | Segment: | 1551 | 0
JURISDICTION AND SUBROGATIONIn Cherry v. County of Los Angeles/DCFS AIMS Santa Clarita, 2013 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS 249, the WCAB held that an employer was not collaterally estopped from litigating an applicant's claim that he sustained an injury arising out of and in the course ...Read More
 
 
SB 863 and the DSM-5: One Door Closes and another Opens 08/27/2013
By: Dr. Bruce Leckart
State: CA | Segment: | 951 | 0
As you all know, SB 863 indicates that although an injured worker is entitled to treatment for sleep dysfunction and sexual dysfunction, they are not to be compensated for any permanent disability in these areas. In addition, injured workers will not be compensated for psychiatric injuries that are ...Read More
 
 
Sandbagged 07/22/2013
State: CA | Segment: | 786 | 0
An excellent July 12 piece on independent medical review by Greg Jones of WorkCompCentral notes a troubling trend.It seems that some IMR decisions are being rendered without the IMR physician reviewer having the medical records.As of July 1, IMR is now in effect for medical d...Read More
 
 
Sports Fans - Don't Stipulate in California 07/08/2013
State: CA | Segment: | 664 | 0
In many workers' compensation litigated disputes, much of the factual issues are stipulated because the legal issues are so limited.But sometimes a stipulation will work against a party when the existing law is shifting in scope and context.One of the noted trends sweepin...Read More
 
 
Sometimes Back to Basics 06/26/2013
State: FL | Segment: | 480 | 0
The last two weeks have brought two interesting settlement issues to my attention. Both were drafted and signed by attorneys with significant experience in Florida workers’ compensation. Therefore, I conclude that some reminders would be of assistance.Workers’ compensation in...Read More
 
 
SAWCA Announces National Regulators Roundtable 06/05/2013
By: Workers Compensation Institute
State: NA | Segment: | 742 | 0
Editor’s Note: The 68th annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference (WCEC), held by the Workers' Compensation Institute, will be held Aug. 18-21 at the Orlando World Center Marriott. This article is part of a series highlighting some of the upcoming sessions....Read More
 
 
Safety in Home Health Care 05/30/2013
By: Steve Bills
State: NA | Segment: | 482 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
When people talk about safety in the health care field, many immediately think about hospital safety, but there is another facet of health care to consider Normal 0 ...Read More
 
 
Sedgwick CEO David North to Keynote Workers' Comp Conference 05/29/2013
By: Workers Compensation Institute
State: NA | Segment: | 522 | 0
Editor’s Note: The 68th annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference will be held August 18-21 at the Orlando World Center Marriott. Presented by the Workers’ Compensation Institute, the WCEC is the largest gathering of its kind in the nation and offers  discipline-s...Read More
 
 
Schwarzenegger's Workers' Comp 'Reform' Killed my Client 05/23/2013
By: Ernest A. Canning
State: CA | Segment: | 2123 | 0 | Popular with Legal
In a white paper issued in March, the California Federation of Labor called for reforms to "undo the damage" wrought by Senate Bill 899, a California GOP-sponsored workers' compensation "reform" bill that was touted by the Associated Press in April 2004 as “one of the biggest victories of ...Read More
 
 
Setting Aside a Form 60 04/22/2013
By: Julia S. Hooten
State: NC | Segment: | 702 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Dennis Ray Spivey was employed by Wright’s Roofing as a laborer for approximately three years. Wright’s Roofing contracted with AMS Staff Leasing, who provided workers’ compensation coverage for its employees whose employment had been reported to AMS. Spivey completed forms require...Read More
 
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