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Workers' Compensation News


Moore: WCRI Covers Trends in 27 States 06/28/2019
By: James Moore
State: NA | Segment: Top | 257 | 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 | 550 | 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 | 455 | 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 | 987 | 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 | 735 | 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

Torrey: A New 'Intermediary' Theory of Joint Employment 06/21/2019
By: David B. Torrey
State: NA | Segment: Top | 460 | 0
In a renowned 2015 Pennsylvania case, a Philadelphia franchisee of the fast-food chain Saladworks had failed (illegally) to insure, and its employee, having sustained an accident, was unable to secure workers' compensation benefits. ...Read More

Young: Gathering Steam? 06/20/2019
Source: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 356 | 0
This looks like a very modest year for workers’ comp legislation. I’ll give a snapshot of what’s in the hopper in my coming mid-year recap of 2019 California workers’ comp developments. ...Read More

Supreme Court Limits Medical Damages for Tort Claimants 06/19/2019
By: James Busenlener
State: LA | Segment: Top | 408 | 0
On May 9, the Louisiana Supreme Court issued an important opinion restricting application of the collateral source rule in personal injury lawsuits. This case will impact workers’ compensation subrogation recoveries in Louisiana by reducing the overall pool of money subject to subrogation....Read More

Burns: Telecommuters and the Home as Second Workplace 06/18/2019
Source: Michael P. Burns
State: CA | Segment: Top | 573 | 1
The cost of living in California has resulted in many employees choosing to move to remote parts of the state, but retaining their local jobs. ...Read More

Torrey: An Articulate Reprise to Opt Out 06/17/2019
By: David B. Torrey
State: NA | Segment: Top | 487 | 0
Any member of the workers' compensation community who missed the intriguing saga of the Oklahoma “opt-out” law — which culminated in the 2016 demise of the innovation — would be well-served by reading a newly-published account, ...Read More
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