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Wilcox: Triangle Factory Fire a Reminder of Need for a Just Work Comp System 03/25/2016
By: Art Wilcox
State: NA | Segment: Top | 444 | 0
It is extremely ironic that the negotiation of the New York State budget is taking place in late March and that weaved into the process is an attempt to further complicate the New York state workers' compensation cystem for injured workers. The reason for the irony is that March 25 marks the ...Read More
Wickert: Mass. Supreme Court Ignores Wording of Work Comp Subrogation Statute, Intent of Legislature 03/10/2016
By: Gary Wickert
State: NA | Segment: Top | 523 | 0
Since 1939, § 15 has provided that a workers’ compensation carrier receives first priority recovery from a third-party settlement or judgment. In particular, it provides that “the sum recovered” in the third-party action (also defined as the “gross sum received in pay...Read More
Weinmann: Trigeminal Neuralgia -- One Helluva Headache! 03/09/2016
By: Robert Weinmann
State: NA | Segment: Top | 497 | 0
President Obama made this ringing declaration when he was promoting the Affordable Care Act: "I will ensure that no government bureaucrat gets between you and the care that you need."  Now comes Trigeminal Neuralgia, known in medical neurological parlance as a particul...Read More
WILG Applauds Rousmaniere's 'The Uncompensated Worker' Report 01/29/2016
By: Workers’ Injury Law and Advocacy Group
State: NA | Segment: Top | 592 | 0
Peter Rousmaniere published a special report for WorkCompCentral on January 28, 2016 entitled “The Uncompensated Worker: The Financial Impact of Workers’ Comp on Injured Workers and...Read More
WHY? 01/20/2016
By: Julius Young
State: NA | Segment: Top | 286 | 0
On Jan. 7, 2016 the WCIRB unveiled a report analyzing changes in indemnity claim frequency (see link below). The report will continue to stoke the fires of those who are concerned about cumulative trauma claims in California. Of course, the classic cumulative trauma claim would be that of...Read More
Workers' Comp Foreign Worker Agenda 01/18/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 708 | 0
When was the last time immigration was as controversial as it is now? Politicians with serious presidential aspirations have come to wink at xenophobia. It’s not just anger over the 11 million undocumented people, of which eight million are workers. A lot of people in this La...Read More
When Opioids Almost Kill You, Chances Are You'll Get More Opioids 01/08/2016
By: Michael Gavin
State: NA | Segment: Top | 365 | 0
I really wanted the first post of 2016 to be positive, uplifting, inspiring ... but a study I read over the break was so unnerving, I had to go and ruin "return to work" day, already a day that lives in infamy, with even more depressing news. Researchers at Boston Medical Center...Read More

What Will the Next 30 Years Teach Us? 01/07/2016
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 738 | 0
The Center for Disease Control appears to be quietly working on guidelines for physicians prescribing opioids. There are a few truths that influence the debate and likely there are some misconceptions and misperception also. One truth is that bodily injury can result in pain. Anyone that has ever...Read More
Workers' Comp Fraud: The Drobot Case Grinds On 12/03/2015
By: Tom Lynch
State: NA | Segment: Top | 702 | 0 | Popular with Legal
In late February, 2014, we wrote about the sordid tale of corruption perpetrated in southern California by Michael Drobot and his gang of thieves. Honor Sold, Trust Betrayed: U...Read More
What Happens When Clinicians Don't Trust Regulators? 12/02/2015
By: Dr. Robert Weinmann
State: NA | Segment: Top | 375 | 0
USA Today published a piece on whether or not physicians should be forced to check a prescription database before writing opioid prescriptions. In Massachusetts, Gov. Charlie Baker proposed measures to obstruct physicians from prescribing these medications. Among the irresponsible provisions reco...Read More
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