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Workers' Compensation News


Snyder: Winning the Zero Sum Game 04/11/2019
Source: Teddy Snyder
State: NA | Segment: Top | 472 | 0
Many negotiators approach resolution as a zero sum game. Each side’s gain or loss is exactly equal to the other party’s gain or loss. Viewing the resources available as limited can obstruct getting to settlement. ...Read More

Gelman: Nonsmokers Suffer From COPD 04/10/2019
Source: Jon L. Gelman
State: NA | Segment: Top | 503 | 0
Approximately 25% of adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have never smoked, and workplace exposures likely contribute to much of their disease. ...Read More

Langham: The End of a Relationship 04/09/2019
Source: David Langham
State: LA | Segment: Top | 421 | 0
The more intense the relationship, the more intense perhaps its dissolution. ...Read More

Paduda: What Worked Then Works Now 04/08/2019
Source: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 526 | 0
In 1992, workers' compensation case managers were finding their patients were often unable to get to their doctor’s office, physical therapy appointments or to the drug store to get their prescriptions filled. Many didn’t have their own vehicles or relied on friends, fam...Read More

Grinberg: Automated Claims Handling? It's Coming 04/05/2019
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: NA | Segment: Top | 551 | 0
You know, dear readers, our workers’ compensation system is darn near perfect. Really, it is. Stop laughing. ...Read More

Duff: Are State's Undocumented Workers Covered by WC? It's Complicated 04/04/2019
By: Michael C. Duff
State: TN | Segment: Top | 419 | 0
In a remarkable case just decided by the Tennessee Supreme Court, Sandoval v. Williamson, the court concluded that a provision in the Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Act, “wh...Read More

Bobik: It's Groundhog Day for WC Claims Handling 04/03/2019
Source: John Bobik
State: CA | Segment: Top | 373 | 0
The popularity of the 1993 Bill Murray movie rendered the phrase “Groundhog Day” with a common reference to a continually occurring unpleasant situation, according to Wikipedia. ...Read More

Fein: Visions of Safety and Pictures of Success 04/02/2019
Source: Lewis Fein
State: NA | Segment: Top | 333 | 0
Sight is the savior of the insurance industry. Lew...Read More

Young: A Sordid Tale 04/01/2019
Source: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 581 | 0
With last Tuesday’s release of a report by California State Auditor Elaine Howle, lingering questions have now been answered about the sudden 2018 departure of Christine Baker from her post as director of the California Department of Industrial Relations. ...Read More

Paduda: Why Are California's Work Comp Costs so High? 03/29/2019
Source: Joe Paduda
State: CA | Segment: Top | 562 | 0
Why are California's workers' comp costs so high? A few possible contributors: ...Read More
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