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Grinberg: Once Claim Accepted, Worker Must Transfer Care to MPN 07/15/2019
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
Often enough, we have an applicant attorney fighting tooth and nail, proverbially speaking, to keep out of a defendant’s medical provider network. ...Read More

Weinmann: Bad Faith Changes to Regulations Have Good Chance of Passage 07/12/2019
By: Robert Weinmann
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
When a defendant objects to a bill for a medical-Legal expense, it must do so in compliance with LC 4622. Regulation 10451.1 is operative. Some defendants find the rules particularly onerous and want to tilt the process so ...Read More

Castillo: On the Backs of Injured Workers 07/11/2019
By: Michael Castillo
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
The Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau (WCIRB) released its 2018 California Workers' Compensation Losses and Expenses report last week, showing another win for insurers as medical payments and losses declined, by roughly $100 million. ...Read More

Snyder: Evaluating the Denied Claim 07/10/2019
By: Teddy Snyder
State: NA | Segment: Top | 0
I recently mediated a partially denied claim where the attorney for the injured worker had no idea what the value of the future medical costs might be. It was an old dog claim, and treaters had been deposed multiple times. ...Read More

Gelman: The Dangers of Heat Illness 07/09/2019
By: Jon L. Gelman
State: NA | Segment: Top | 0
As temperatures rise in Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reminds employers to protect their employees from the dangers of working in hot weather. ...Read More

Grinberg: City of Los Angeles Moves to Limit Port Automation 07/08/2019
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
Come on, let’s get real. For at least 85% of you, today is Monday because who in their right mind would come in on Friday, July 5, right? So, you did the sane thing and took a four-day weekend. What better way to celebrate Independence Day than to exercise a bit of freedom an...Read More

Langham: Labels Matter 07/05/2019
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 0
In June, the Florida First District Court of Appeal rendered Lafleur v. The Arbor Holding Co. The court reversed the trial judge, citing ...Read More

Young: Presiding Judges 07/03/2019
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
PJs are important. No, I’m not talking about pajamas. ...Read More

Grinberg: WCAB Rules on Catastrophic Injuries 07/02/2019
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
As you will recall, toward the end of 2012, the California Legislature passed Senate Bill 863, which, among other things limited increases in permanent disability as a result of compensable consequence psyche cases.  ...Read More

Gelman: AI and Workers' Compensation: Who's Watching the Machine? 07/01/2019
By: Jon L. Gelman
State: NA | Segment: Top | 0
Artificial intelligence is the new challenging frontier in the administration of workers’ compensation benefits. While there are cost savings benefits that will be achieved through deep learning and machine intervention, there are also serious ethical concerns coming to the forefront as thi...Read More
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