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Paduda: Predictions for Work Comp in 2018 01/08/2018
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 697 | 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 | 589 | 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 | 592 | 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 | 2451 | 0 | Popular with Legal
What were the top developments in California workers’ comp during 2017? ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: Workers' Comp is Shrinking 12/29/2017
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 774 | 0
In 2020, there will be 10% fewer claims than there are today. ...Read More
 
 

Langham: Attorney Fee Distribution Remains Similar 12/28/2017
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 542 | 0
Attorney fees are a consistent interest in the Office of Judges of Compensation Claims Annual Reports. Much of the focus seems to be on the attorney fees approved in a given fiscal year, reported recently in ...Read More
 
 

Keefe: WC Commission Holds the Line on Medical Fees 12/27/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 1065 | 0
Last week, I was mildly surprised to see Crain’s Chicago Business report a planned change to the state Medical Fee Schedule. The idea was to vote on a ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: What's Happening With Investments in Work Comp Services? 12/26/2017
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 596 | 0
The investment community’s interest in workers’ comp remains high. Not as high as it was a few years back when deals came almost every month, but high nonetheless. What’s different is the size of the investments we’re seeing, which isn’t a surprise. ...Read More
 
 

Young: The Fraud Audit 12/22/2017
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1043 | 0
The California State Auditor recently released a December 2017 audit report on fraud in the California workers’ comp system. ...Read More
 
 

Langham: Attorneys Fees in Florida Increased 12/21/2017
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 607 | 0
The Office of Judges of Compensation Claims is required by law to approve all attorneys' fees paid by, or on behalf of, an injured worker. There is no such specific requirement for the approval of fees paid by employer/carriers for their defense counsel representation. ...Read More
 
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