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Grinberg: TD Due When Modified Duty Ended in COVID Shutdown 12/03/2020
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 47 | 0
Lest we all forget that coronavirus not only dogs our steps out in the real world, allow me to remind you that COVID-19 also casts a long shadow over the workers' compensation world. ...Read More

Langham: COVID-19 Litigation Update 12/02/2020
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 139 | 0
The litigation environment for COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 in Florida has not evolved much recently. The latest litigation statistics from mid-November 2020 do not reflect that a significant volume of such claims is entering the litigation process. ...Read More

Salem: Employer Can't Be Ordered to Pay Attorneys' Fees on Unpaid Medical Bills 12/01/2020
By: Jane Salem
State: TN | Segment: Top | 137 | 0
Last week, the Tennessee Workers' Compensation Appeals Board held that, under Section 50-6-226(a)(1), an employer can’t be liable for attorneys' fees based on the amount of medical expenses a court orders it to pay. ...Read More
Anders: November CMS Mandatory Reporting and Conditional Payment Updates 11/30/2020
By: Dan Anders
State: NA | Segment: Top | 127 | 0
Medicare Conditional Payment Appeals Guide In follow-up to its September 2020 webinar on Medicare conditional payment appeals through the Commercial Repayment Center (CRC), CMS converted the slides into an appeals guide. The guide, which can be found ...Read More
Young: Another Workers' Comp Thanksgiving 11/25/2020
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 259 | 0
On a recent online bloggers’ panel, panelists were asked for some closing thoughts on workers’ comp in 2020. ...Read More

Grinberg: Pre-2005 Awards Count Toward 100% PD Cap 11/24/2020
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 200 | 0
Permanent total disability, which is a prized award sought by every applicant attorney — not unlike a feather in one’s cap — is specifically defined by the Labor Code and case law. ...Read More

Duff: COVID Culture Wars and Workers: Stuck in the Middle Again 11/23/2020
By: Michael C. Duff
State: NA | Segment: Top | 866 | 0
A frozen yogurt dealer in Durango, Colorado, offered customers discounts for not wearing masks. Someone in town thereafter apparently got upset and busted out the dealer’s front window. He, in response, apparently affixed a sign to his establishment: “I shoot to kill.”...Read More

Langham: A Half-Billion Dollars 11/20/2020
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 241 | 0
The 2019-20 Florida Office of Judges of Compensation Claims Annual Report is published. It documents that attorney fees in Florida workers' compensation increas...Read More

Grinberg: WCAB Provides Guidance on Transferring Injured Worker Into MPN 11/19/2020
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 233 | 0
One might think a medical provider network is like a Facebook, only for physicians and such. But it’s not. It’s actually a method of medical control for defendants in workers’ compensation cases. ...Read More

Duff: The Proposition 22 Gig Hustle: Ask Not for Whom the Bell Tolls 11/18/2020
By: Michael C. Duff
State: CA | Segment: Top | 271 | 0
I have arrived at the point in my torts course when we discuss the distinction between “employees” and “independent contractors.” ...Read More
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