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Bring Back Voc Rehab 04/07/2007
State: CA | Segment: | 664 | 0
By Allan Leno Q: Prison inmates frequently work for the California Department of Corrections (CDC). Inmates receive neither TD nor PD while in prison, but receive minimum TD and PD rates after their release from prison. An inmate is injured on Jan. 3, 2005. The injury is accepted. Th...Read More
 
 
Bits and Pieces of Workers' Comp 03/10/2007
State: CA | Segment: | 228 | 0
By Jake Jacobsmeyer Welcher Arguments Set The California Supreme Court has set the oral arguments in the Welcher/Lopez/Brodie consolidated cases for April 3, 2007 in Los Angeles at 9:00 am. The oral arguments will be at the Ronald Reagan State Office Building , 300 South...Read More
 
 
BPPVE Vouchers Set to Sunset 03/10/2007
State: CA | Segment: | 477 | 0
By Allan Leno I know injured workers with 2004 and later dates of injury can only use their vouchers at BPPVE (Bureau for Private Post-secondary and Vocational Education) approved training facilities. It appears that funding for the Bureau will end July 1, 2007 (see "Sunset Letter" at ...Read More
 
 
Busted on Fairway Five 02/10/2007
State: CA | Segment: | 174 | 0
By Tom Reitze Our subject was out on a total disability claim, from a back injury. That disability claim was paying our subject enough money to maintain a rather high-level lifestyle, which included a late-model luxury car, country club membership, and a gated house in the hills. There wa...Read More
 
 
Billing Codes, Therapists and Fee Schedules 07/15/2006
State: CA | Segment: | 1377 | 0
Robert Physical Therapy, P.C. a/a/o David Cardoza, Ayodele Sunmola et al. v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 2006 NY Slip Op 26240, Decided on June 21, 2006, (Civil Court, Kings County) (Bluth, j). (index no. 46885/05) These were three cases consolidated for trial on June 5, 2006. The i...Read More
 
 
Bar-Coding to Prove Service - a Case Study 04/08/2006
State: CA | Segment: | 482 | 0
Editors Note: While the below discussion by NY attorney Larry Rogak is about proofs of service in no-fault auto claims, his discussion is relevant to documentation of service of claim denials in the workers compensation setting  we felt the discussion and Rogaks proposed solution of interest and...Read More
 
 
Bus Passenger, Work Comp, and Loss Transfer 10/22/2005
State: CA | Segment: | 342 | 0
BUS PASSENGER'S COMP CARRIER MAY BRING LOSS TRANSFER ARBITRATION AGAINST BUS'S LIABILITY INSURER A.I. Transport v. New York State Ins. Fund, 301 A.D.2d 380, 753 N.Y.S.2d 466 (1st Dept 2003) A liability insurer brought a petition to stay loss transfer arbitration demanded...Read More
 
 
Bolles Case Increases Liability for Uninsureds 03/27/2005
State: CA | Segment: | 192 | 0
EMPLOYER WHO DOES NOT BUY WORKERS COMP INSURANCE MAY BE IMPLEADED INTO EMPLOYEE'S LAWSUIT DESPITE LACK OF "GRAVE INJURY"by Larry Rogak Douglas Boles v Dormer Giant, Inc. , NYLJ 2/23/05 (Court of Appeals 2005) The Court of Appeals has ruled that an employer w...Read More
 
 
Buying a Policy or Selecting an Insurance Partner? 11/07/2004
State: CA | Segment: | 164 | 0
Though the following article mentions the Texas workers' compensation system, the author's suggestions are universal - thus the editors felt it of universal import. Recently, while conducting an education program for a group of agency professionals on the subject of workers' compensation, I...Read More
 
 
Buying a Policy or Selecting an Insurance Partner? 11/07/2004
State: TX | Segment: | 172 | 0
Recently, while conducting an education program for a group of agency professionals on the subject of workers' compensation, I realized that for many agents, the workers' compensation policy is the "red-headed stepchild" of insurance policies. It has the reputation of not requiring, or deserving, a...Read More
 
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