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Workers' Compensation News


Gelman: Top N.J. Workers' Compensation Decisions of 2019 12/17/2019
By: Jon L. Gelman
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 254 | 0
It has been an active 2019 for workers’ compensation decisions in New Jersey. There have been two New Jersey Supreme Court opinions and three reported Appellate Court opinions that are noteworthy. ...Read More

Moore: 2020 Workers' Comp Resolutions: Starting With a Clean Slate 12/16/2019
By: James Moore
State: NA | Segment: Top | 238 | 0
Your 2020 workers' comp resolutions begin with the obvious: Start the list now in late 2019. I usually build off the previous years’ lists.  ...Read More

Geaney: Avoiding Compensable Holiday Party Accidents 12/13/2019
By: John H. Geaney
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 238 | 0
We are in holiday season.  John H. Ge...Read More

Duff: More Injuries in Amazon's 'Safe America' 12/12/2019
By: Michael C. Duff
State: NA | Segment: Top | 251 | 0
One reason it is hard to bamboozle me on the true state of working America is that before I became a lawyer, and then a law professor, I did 15 years of hard labor in working America. ...Read More

Tihin: Combat Unreasonable Travel Time on LC 5710 Fee Requests 12/11/2019
By: George B. Tihin
State: CA | Segment: Top | 478 | 1
A 33-year-old panel decision is useful in knocking down unreasonable requests for Labor Code 5710 fees by faraway applicants' attorneys opting not to hire a local contract attorney to take a deposition. ...Read More

Castillo: Hands in the Cookie Jar 12/10/2019
By: Michael Castillo
State: NA | Segment: Top | 356 | 0
The hits keep coming for gig economy employers who continue to do everything they can to turn a profit while denying adequate pay and safety net benefits to their workers. ...Read More

Gill: Is it QMEs' Responsibility to Determine Whether Their Training Allows Evaluation? 12/09/2019
By: Jaskaran S. Gill
State: CA | Segment: Top | 460 | 0
We have all learned the importance of obtaining a qualified medical examiner in a desirable specialty before an applicant's attorney seeks a more liberal panel in chiropractic medicine or other less desirable specialty. However, occasionally, the applicant’s counsel is able to win the d...Read More

Holden: Attorney Evaluation Remains Privileged 12/06/2019
By: Joshua G. Holden
State: AL | Segment: Top | 264 | 0
On Nov. 27, the Alabama Supreme Court released its opinion in Ex parte Dow Corning Alabama Inc., et al. In this case an employee was injured while working for Alabama Electric Co...Read More

Paduda: Who Are Those Guys? 12/05/2019
By: Joe Paduda
State: CA | Segment: Top | 435 | 0
That’s the question many have asked when told a handful of California physicians file most of the utilization review and independent medical review requests.  ...Read More

Castillo: Struggling to Keep Up 12/04/2019
By: Michael Castillo
State: CA | Segment: Top | 256 | 0
As the holiday shopping season kicks into high gear, it's important to remember to exercise kindness — and, more importantly, patience — with the retail workers helping you track down that perfect gift. ...Read More
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