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Zachry: Sub Rosa in WC Claims 06/08/2020
By: Bill Zachry
State: NA | Segment: Top | 583 | 0
During the time of virus, there is an increased opportunity to effectively use sub rosa to impact the outcome of workers' compensation claims. ...Read More
Langham: Attorney Fee Legislation 06/05/2020
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 636 | 0
During the 2020 legislative session, I had multiple people mention their happiness that attorney fees were not on the agenda. There have been multiple discussions of attorney fees in workers' compensation since the Supreme Court imposed its reasonableness standard, which the Court originally ...Read More

Grinberg: WCAB, Call Me! 06/04/2020
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 515 | 0
The Workers' Compensation Appeals Board announced last week that the telephonic appearance procedures will continue through the month of June. Electronic filing will continue as well. ...Read More

Torrey: Mental-Mental Laws in All 50 States 06/03/2020
By: David B. Torrey
State: NA | Segment: Top | 367 | 0
The law of mental stress causing mental disability, and its compensability under workers’ compensation (the law of the “mental-mentals”), has been the subject of considerable study. ...Read More

Jacobsmeyer: Appeals Court Provides Bright-Line Limitation to Hikida Application 06/02/2020
By: Richard Jacobsmeyer
State: CA | Segment: Top | 204 | 0
Since the early days after passage of Senate Bill 899 in 2004, the California Legislature’s intent in overhauling the statutes governing apportionment of permanent disability and the issue of direct causation and apportionment have been the subject of multiple decis...Read More

Paduda: What's Keeping Workers' Comp Execs Up at Night 06/01/2020
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 459 | 0
After 28 calls with workers’ comp execs over eight days it’s quite clear that many are very concerned about specific issues. ...Read More

Grinberg: A Moment on 4060 Exams 05/29/2020
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 723 | 0
I am guessing that your inbox is pretty saturated with coronavirus posts, articles, webinars, etc. Since California is looking at an exposure rate of 90,000 cases as of May 23, for a population of around 40 million, the odds of exposure at the moment are relatively low .225%. Maybe it&r...Read More

Duff: I Hate to Burst Your Bubble 05/28/2020
By: Michael C. Duff
State: IL | Segment: Top | 359 | 0
The new Illinois workers' compensation COVID-19 presumption is actually three presumptions. The full text of the statutory language is ...Read More

Langham: A Strenuous Policy 05/27/2020
By: David Langham
State: AZ | Segment: Top | 311 | 0
Arizona made the news recently with a memorandum regarding COVID-19/Wuhan/SARS-CoV-2. ...Read More

Paduda: Hey, Legislators, Don't Do Stupid Stuff 05/26/2020
By: Joe Paduda
State: CA | Segment: Top | 580 | 0
Four months into the COVID pandemic, early data show workers’ comp insurers are doing the right thing. ...Read More
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