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Workers' Compensation News


Geaney: Counsel's Failure to Comply With Rules Leads to Order for Petitioner 11/06/2019
By: John H. Geaney
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 114 | 0
Motions for medical and temporary disability benefits are urgent matters that are treated as such by judges of compensation. Because injured workers are not receiving benefits, motions for medical and temporary disability benefits require all parties to work swiftly to prepare for court hear...Read More

Grinberg: AB 749 and 'No Rehire' Provisions 11/05/2019
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 382 | 0
Here’s something you may or may not have heard of, but that I’ve been getting several inquiries about: Assembly Bill 749.  ...Read More

Paduda: What's in the Inbox? 11/04/2019
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 263 | 0
The inbox has been stuffed with important new research and news. Here’s what most interested me. ...Read More

Uribarri: What's Left After Total Knee Replacement? QME Clarifies: Almost Everything 11/01/2019
By: Zane P. Uribarri
State: CA | Segment: Top | 357 | 0
Have you ever considered just what the phrase “total knee replacement” means? It seems so self-explanatory that any answer must be, “Well, it means the whole knee has been replaced.” ...Read More

Bobik: Insurtechs Racing for the Workers' Comp Cup 10/31/2019
Source: John Bobik
State: NA | Segment: Top | 269 | 0
The thoroughbred horse Spring Racing Carnival is in full swing in the state of Victoria, Australia, culminating in the running of the Melbourne Cup, “the race that stops a nation.” ...Read More

Castillo: The Scary Truth 10/29/2019
By: Michael Castillo
State: CA | Segment: Top | 271 | 0
The growth in the American workforce is being driven by older women, bringing to light new aspects of worker safety and care that must be addressed. ...Read More

Paduda: One Call's Halloween Is Going to Be All Treats 10/30/2019
Source: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 84 | 0
Thanks to a massive restructuring, One Call lives to fight another day. This is excellent news for the folks who work there; not so much for the original investors. ...Read More

Holden: Court Rules Return to Work May Not Prevent Vocational Disability 10/28/2019
By: Joshua G. Holden
State: AL | Segment: Top | 179 | 0
On Oct. 4, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals released its opinion in AMEC Foster Wheeler Kamtech Inc. v. Jimmy Chandler, wherein it upheld the trial court’s finding that the ...Read More

Geaney: Med Center Not Responsible for Injury to Nurse in Public Street 10/25/2019
By: John H. Geaney
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 183 | 0
In an important decision, the New Jersey Appellate Division decided on Oct. 16 that a nurse who was walking from work premises to a parking lot following her shift at Jersey City Medical Center/Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health was not in the course of employment when she was struck by a m...Read More
CAAA: Union Seniority Undercut by SB 899 10/24/2019
By: CAAA Labor Committee
State: CA | Segment: Top | 253 | 1
When the Democrats in the state Legislature went along with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's so-called workers' comp reform, they severely undercut the principle of union seniority. Beginning right after the Civil War, railroad workers won seniority rights. By the turn of the century,...Read More
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