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Workers' Compensation News

 

Castillo: The Scary Truth 10/29/2019
By: Michael Castillo
State: CA | Segment: Top | 280 | 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 | 89 | 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 | 186 | 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 | 186 | 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 | 263 | 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
 
 

Anders: U.S. Appellate Court Holds Guaranty Fund Not a Primary Plan Under MSP Act 10/23/2019
By: Dan Anders
State: CA | Segment: Top | 248 | 0
In an Oct.10 decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, the California Insurance Guarantee Association (CIGA) was found not to be a primary plan under the Medicare Seco...Read More
 
 

Langham: Costs, Good Faith and Chilling Effect 10/22/2019
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 190 | 0
The Florida First District Court of Appeal recently affirmed the imposition of prevailing party costs in Coto v. Univision Sentry Casualty Co. The decision was a per cu...Read More
 
 

Paduda: A Roundup of News I Missed on Vacation 10/21/2019
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 247 | 0
OK, here’s what I missed while on vacation in France. The Workers Compensation Research Institute's annual conference is back in Bos...Read More
 
 

Salem: Board Affirms Opinion on Admissibility of 'Self-Taught' Expert's Testimony 10/18/2019
By: Jane Salem
State: TN | Segment: Top | 225 | 0
The Tennessee Workers' Compensation Appeals Board affirmed a trial court decision denying a motion in limine that sought to exclude an expert’s deposition testimony because the physician had no training in use of the American Medical Association’s Guides, and stated at one po...Read More
 
 

Moore: Are You A Drive-By Network User? 10/17/2019
By: James Moore
State: NA | Segment: Top | 198 | 0
Workers’ compensation medical network usage tends to be the drive-by type. What do I mean by drive-by? ...Read More
 
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