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Paduda: The Skies Are Blue, but This Won't Last 09/27/2019
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 0
There are no challenges facing today’s work comp insurance industry.  ...Read More

Durham: Return to Sender; Address Unknown 09/26/2019
By: Robert Durham
State: TN | Segment: Top | 0
As a judge, I appreciate the opportunity this blog affords me. It gives me a chance to vent to the world at large (or at least, the tiny part that cares about Tennessee workers’ compensation) about some of my pet peeves. Today’s pet peeve: email addresses. ...Read More

Castillo: A Fair Gig 09/25/2019
By: Michael Castillo
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
Last week, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill 5, authored by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, signaling a big win for labor groups in California. ...Read More

Kamin: Vaping Could Play a Big Role in Defending Respiratory Claims 09/24/2019
By: John P. Kamin
State: NA | Segment: Top | 0
Defendants need to keep reports about the potentially damaging side effects of vaping in mind during the discovery process in cases with allegations of respiratory illness. ...Read More

Addington: Rest in Peace, Scheduled Members 09/23/2019
By: Brian Addington
State: TN | Segment: Top | 0
I went out for lunch the other day and heard an ’80s song that I had not heard in years, "Head to Toe," by Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam. That song really got in my head, and I came back to the office thinking about it. Eventually, it led me to think about injuries from head to toe. ...Read More

Langham: Ex Parte Yet Again 09/20/2019
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 0
The Florida First District recently rendered Godwin v. Hillsborough County School Board. The decision discusses two issues that will be familiar to regular readers, ex parte co...Read More

Bradford & Barthel: Addressing Multiple Body Parts, Post-Kite 09/19/2019
By: Bradford & Barthel
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1
Following the 2013 decision in Kite v. Athens Administrators (2013) 78 CCC 213 (writ denied), applicant’s attorneys have attempted to take full advantage of this method of increasing total permanent disability ratings without increasing the level of actual impairment allocated to ...Read More

Paduda: Where Have All the WC Opioids Patients Gone? 09/18/2019
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 0
Workers’ comp has done an admirable job reducing the volume and potency of opioids dispensed to work comp patients. ...Read More

Moore: Combined Ratio Means Market Extremely Healthy 09/17/2019
By: James Moore
State: VA | Segment: Top | 0
Workers' comp combined ratio remained a hot topic from last year. Last week, at the NCCI Virginia State Advisory Conference, the workers' comp combined ratio stunned the audience, and even the NCCI presenters.   ...Read More

Luna: Employers, Work Comp Stakeholders Sound Off 09/16/2019
By: Carlos Luna
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
The nation’s largest workers’ compensation community came together recently in Dana Point, California, to attend one of the country’s more prominent trade conferences. ...Read More
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