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Langham: Medical Mileage and Legislative Lessons 04/05/2021
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 0
In 1935, workers' compensation came to Florida. We were not among the first to adopt this social safety net; in fact, we were among the very last. We are perhaps forever grateful to have beaten Mississippi to the punch; Mississippi was last in 1948. ...Read More
 
 

Young: 'Tales From a Working Man's Shrink' 04/02/2021
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
Readers may be interested to note a recently published book, “Wounded Workers: Tales from a Working Man’s Shrink.” ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: Latest Research on Chronic Pain, Opioids and Other Drugs 04/01/2021
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 0
Dr. Steve Feinberg pointed me to two studies conducted by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality on chronic pain, both systematic reviews (reviews of published studies of a specific topic). One focused on ...Read More
 
 

Grinberg: WCAB Comments on CT Claims 03/31/2021
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
Cumulative traumas are tricky things sometimes. ...Read More
 
 

Zaglin: Expanding Presumptive Injuries for Health Care Workers 03/30/2021
By: Aaron C. Zaglin
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
Senate Bill 213 is still working its way through the California Legislature and, as such, is not yet in effect. Because health care workers have significantly increased exposure or susceptibility to particular work-related injuries or illnesses, Senate Bill 213 aims to protect them by provid...Read More
 
 

Geaney: Worker Injured in Shared Parking Lot Can Sue Employer 03/29/2021
By: John H. Geaney
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 0
When an employee is injured on the employer’s premises, including a parking lot owned and controlled by the employer, it is fundamental that such a claim is work-related. ...Read More
 
 

Castillo: The Fight for Farmworkers Continues 03/26/2021
By: Michael Castillo
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
National Farmworkers Awareness Week takes place at the end of March each year, this year celebrated March 25-31. While some victories have recently been won in instilling greater protections for workers in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, other challenges remain. ...Read More
 
 

Walls: COVID-19 Is NOT an Occupational Disease 03/25/2021
By: Mark Walls
State: NA | Segment: Top | 0
When workers’ compensation was conceived over 100 years ago, it was designed to cover traumatic injuries in an industrial setting. ...Read More
 
 

Geaney: Court Rejects Compensability for Worker Who Fell En Route to Coffee Shop 03/24/2021
By: John H. Geaney
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 0
What if two lawyers leave their separate offices to meet at a coffee shop to discuss a case? Is the commute to the coffee shop compensable for either or both of them? ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: The Cost/Benefit of Catastrophic Case Management 03/23/2021
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 0
A well-designed, thorough and much-needed study of the impact of nurse case management on catastrophic claims was completed late last year by the University of ...Read More
 
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