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Paduda: Comments on Conduent 09/24/2021
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 0
As we march through the list of big, bigger and likely gonna-be-biggest workers' comp services entities, we are now at the single service providers. ...Read More

Grinberg: Extended QME COVID Regs 09/23/2021
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
Are we all planning on attending the Zoom public hearing at 9 a.m. Friday regarding proposed changes to the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board regulations? Rumor has it that the news regarding ...Read More

Moreno: More to Come 09/22/2021
By: Cynthia Moreno
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1
Last week, California voters unanimously voted not to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom. It wasn’t much of a surprise, given the polling numbers as election day approached. ...Read More

Young: The Cost of Doing Business 09/21/2021
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
California workers’ comp is an expensive system to operate. That has been a frequent focus of this blog over the years. ...Read More

Moore: Physical Therapists as Primary Treatment Providers 09/20/2021
By: James Moore
State: ND | Segment: Top | 0
Workers' comp physical therapists have received a huge amount of good press over the last two months. I had always thought that physical therapists could treat certain injuries from the onset. ...Read More

Tolbert: Most Physicians Fail to Fully Explain Kite 09/17/2021
By: Kenneth Tolbert
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
Since the 2013 decision in Athens Administrators v. WCAB (Kite), doctors have found ways of increasing total permanent disability by adding disabilities rather than using the Combined Values Chart (CVC). ...Read More

Rothe-Kushel: Entitlement to TTD: Special Circumstances 09/16/2021
By: Brittany H. Rothe-Kushel
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
Temporary total disability seems like a relatively simple wage replacement concept at first glance but can get complicated quickly when one adds terminations, resignations and strikes into the mix. ...Read More

Snyder: Three Reasons Honest Witnesses Tell False Stories 09/15/2021
By: Teddy Snyder
State: NA | Segment: Top | 0
Many cases turn on the recollection of “percipient” or “occurrence” witnesses. These are people who used their senses to see or hear relevant evidence. ...Read More

Grinberg: Subsidizing Rent Sufficient to Establish Partial Dependency 09/14/2021
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
We are more than a month away from Halloween, but that doesn’t stop store displays from going all out on spooky decorations, candy and costumes. In that same spirit, I offer a rather grim panel opinion having to do, of course, with the spookiest of aspect to our beloved swamp...Read More

Grinberg: COVID and Asbestos 09/13/2021
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
I theorized that industrial COVID deaths resulting in transmission to and death of the employee’s family members could possibly follow the path of asbestos and pursue remedies against the employer in civil court rather than ...Read More
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