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Snyder: Evaluating the Denied Claim 07/10/2019
By: Teddy Snyder
State: NA | Segment: Top | 0
I recently mediated a partially denied claim where the attorney for the injured worker had no idea what the value of the future medical costs might be. It was an old dog claim, and treaters had been deposed multiple times. ...Read More
 
 

Gelman: The Dangers of Heat Illness 07/09/2019
By: Jon L. Gelman
State: NA | Segment: Top | 0
As temperatures rise in Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reminds employers to protect their employees from the dangers of working in hot weather. ...Read More
 
 

Grinberg: City of Los Angeles Moves to Limit Port Automation 07/08/2019
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
Come on, let’s get real. For at least 85% of you, today is Monday because who in their right mind would come in on Friday, July 5, right? So, you did the sane thing and took a four-day weekend. What better way to celebrate Independence Day than to exercise a bit of freedom an...Read More
 
 

Langham: Labels Matter 07/05/2019
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 0
In June, the Florida First District Court of Appeal rendered Lafleur v. The Arbor Holding Co. The court reversed the trial judge, citing ...Read More
 
 

Young: Presiding Judges 07/03/2019
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
PJs are important. No, I’m not talking about pajamas. ...Read More
 
 

Grinberg: WCAB Rules on Catastrophic Injuries 07/02/2019
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
As you will recall, toward the end of 2012, the California Legislature passed Senate Bill 863, which, among other things limited increases in permanent disability as a result of compensable consequence psyche cases.  ...Read More
 
 

Gelman: AI and Workers' Compensation: Who's Watching the Machine? 07/01/2019
By: Jon L. Gelman
State: NA | Segment: Top | 0
Artificial intelligence is the new challenging frontier in the administration of workers’ compensation benefits. While there are cost savings benefits that will be achieved through deep learning and machine intervention, there are also serious ethical concerns coming to the forefront as thi...Read More
 
 

Moore: WCRI Covers Trends in 27 States 06/28/2019
By: James Moore
State: NA | Segment: Top | 0
The Workers Compensation Research Institute has released a vast pharmaceutical study that covers trends in 27 states.  ...Read More
 
 

Caton: The Heat Is On 06/27/2019
By: Trina Caton
State: NA | Segment: Top | 0
Broad areas of Northern and Southern California are forecasted to reach near or above triple-digit highs in the coming weeks. With these high temperatures, the risk for heat-related illness increases, especially for those who spend a significant amount of their day working outdoors. ...Read More
 
 

Langham: Final or Not? 06/26/2019
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 0
There is a recurring challenge in Florida workers' compensation: the finality of a "final" order. The topic seemingly frustrates the most seasoned attorneys periodically, and the challenge relates to the nature of workers' compensation. ...Read More
 
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