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Workers' Compensation News


Torrey: A Kentucky Lawyer Writes on Black Lung Disease Law and Policy 02/28/2019
By: David B. Torrey
State: NA | Segment: Top | 477 | 0
In an article published in 2018, author Evan Barrett Smith addresses current issues surrounding the federal Black Lung Benefits Act. His focus is principally on legal developments since the ye...Read More

Langham: Definitions, Due Process and Waiver 02/27/2019
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 619 | 0
The Connecticut Appellate Court decision in Melendez v. Fresh Start General Remodeling and Contracting illustrates some interesting aspects of workers' compensation. ...Read More

Duff: More Challenges in WC Teaching: Permanent Partial Disability 02/26/2019
Source: Michael C. Duff
State: NA | Segment: Top | 365 | 0
Nothing more quickly allows me as a teacher to reveal and explore the fault lines of workers’ compensation theory than the subject of permanent partial disability. ...Read More

Moore: Looking for Miracles Under Every Rock 02/25/2019
By: James Moore
State: NA | Segment: Top | 516 | 0
Most workers' comp claim analytics posts I have written were about my search of a good claim analytics package. Unfortunately, my search ended up like my search for workers' comp apps: disappointed with still a hope for the future. ...Read More
Lynch: The Wizard Behind the Curtain, Part 2 02/22/2019
By: Tom Lynch
State: NA | Segment: Top | 502 | 0
Let me tell you a story. The year is 2015, and a workers’ compensation consultant is sitting in a highly respected insurer’s plush conference room. The consultant is meeting with the insurer’s senior vice president of claims to negotiate price for an innovative specialty...Read More

Grinberg: No 'Special Risk/Mission' Exception for MVA After Second Shift at Work 02/21/2019
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 498 | 0
If you ask an applicants' attorney about the “going and coming rule,” nine out of 10 will tell you, “Oh yeah, it means you’re going to find this claim compensable, and I’m coming for your money.” ...Read More

Price: Preparing for the New York Formulary 02/20/2019
Source: David Price
State: NY | Segment: Top | 371 | 0
I recently found myself in a discussion with Mark Pew about the latest version of the proposed New York workers' compensation drug formulary. As is often the case, he had some very good questions. One of those questions really got me thinking: What should payers do —...Read More

Snyder: A Mediation Story 02/19/2019
By: Teddy Snyder
State: CA | Segment: Top | 698 | 0
The claim was decades old. Indemnity was supposedly fully paid. The carrier hadn’t paid a medical bill in years. The applicant had dismissed her attorney but continued to pursue the claim. ...Read More

Sandlin: Firefighters and Cancer: A Broken System 02/08/2019
By: Bennett Sandlin
State: TX | Segment: Top | 1029 | 0
The way we care for firefighters who are diagnosed with cancer needs to be fixed because it isn’t working well for firefighters or the public they serve. ...Read More

Torrey: Taking One for the Team 02/15/2019
Source: David B. Torrey
State: PA | Segment: Top | 477 | 0
The issue of safety incentive programs in the workplace has been current for a number of years now. A common concern is that safety programs that promise a periodic bonus to all, if no injuries occur, may create anxiety among workers that they should avoid reporting their injuries. ...Read More
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