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West: When Is Communication not Communication? 01/17/2018
By: Jeremy P. West
State: CA | Segment: Top | 414 | 0 | Popular with Legal
When is communication not communication? When it’s information. ...Read More

Biery: Difficulty Increases When Claimant Doesn't Take Initiative 01/16/2018
By: Shawn Biery
State: IL | Segment: Top | 418 | 0
We advise our clients, law students and seminar attendees to always pay attention to subrogation issues and to ensure close awareness, sometimes even intervening after a petitioner files a third-party claim. ...Read More

Wickert: Medical Billing, Insurance Write-Offs and the Collateral Source Rule 01/15/2018
By: Gary L. Wickert
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1235 | 0
To recover damages for past medical expenses in a personal injury lawsuit, a plaintiff must present evidence and prove that the medical expenses incurred were both “reasonable” and “necessary.” ...Read More

Langham: Mediation Cost in Florida Is Value 01/12/2018
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 580 | 0
In Florida workers’ compensation most petitions for benefits (PFBs) must be mediated before they proceed to final hearing. In an effort to provide greater detail regarding mediation efforts of the Office of the Judges of Compensation Claims, a Settlement and Mediation Statistics Report was ...Read More

Young: Special Deal 01/10/2018
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 588 | 0
Should California extend special workers’ comp protections to day laborers? ...Read More

Langham: California on My Mind 01/09/2018
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 668 | 0 | Popular with Legal
It is intriguing to experience the processes and procedures used by various states' workers' compensation systems. I recently had the opportunity to discuss the California system and conclude that there are many distinctions between Florida and California. ...Read More

Paduda: Predictions for Work Comp in 2018 01/08/2018
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 641 | 0
Good to be back at work — and ready to opine on what 2018 holds for work comp. Here, in no particular order, are my educated guesses, considered opinions and wild-assed speculations. ...Read More

Paduda: We Haven't Seen Anything Yet 01/04/2018
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 562 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Health care is changing really quickly and quite dramatically. Stuff we never would have thought of is happening every day. ...Read More

Langham: Florida Cost of Litigation Resolved 2017 01/03/2018
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 568 | 0
The Florida Office of Judges of Compensation Claims budget, divided by the number of petitions for benefits closed, reflects that the overall cost per PFB closed fluctuated in recent years due in large part to the significant fluctuation in PFB closure rates. ...Read More

Young: 2017 California Workers' Comp Top 10 List 01/02/2018
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2212 | 0 | Popular with Legal
What were the top developments in California workers’ comp during 2017? ...Read More
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