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Workers' Compensation News


Grinberg: City of Los Angeles Moves to Limit Port Automation 07/08/2019
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 432 | 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 | 314 | 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 | 549 | 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 | 329 | 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 | 370 | 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 | 252 | 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 | 543 | 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 | 449 | 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

Peabody: Alternative Dispute Resolution System Offers Key Advantages 06/25/2019
By: Michael D. Peabody
State: CA | Segment: Top | 980 | 1
When the California Legislature established a workers' compensation system in 1913, it was designed to mandate insurance to rapidly provide desperately needed medical treatment and wage loss mitigation to injured workers. ...Read More

Aoudi: Does Great Video Evidence Need to Be Disclosed Prior to Depos? 06/24/2019
By: Dana F. Aoudi
State: CA | Segment: Top | 729 | 1
Although applicants' attorneys may be entitled to discover sub rosa video that could poke holes in an applicant’s story, defendants need not provide the films prior to the deposition, according to a 1989 panel decision. ...Read More
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