Workers' Compensation

Recent Posts

Worker’s Pre-existing Diabetes Not to Blame for Post-Injury Amputation: Cal. Comp. Cases December Advanced Postings (11/23/2011)
Posted on 20 Nov 2011 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Featured Case of the Week: Worker’s Pre-existing Diabetes Not to Blame for Post-Injury Amputation Bridgestone Firestone, Old Republic Insurance Company, Petitioners v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, Ronald Fussell (aka Ronald Fussel... Read More

NY: NYSWCB Chairman Beloten Names Members To Attorneys' Compensation Advisory Committee
Posted on 8 Oct 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Albany, NY (CompNewsNetwork) - the New York State Workers' Compensation Board Chair Robert Beloten announced the creation of an advisory committee that will review attorneys' fees in the state's workers' compensation system. The... Read More

Worker’s Pre-existing Diabetes Not to Blame for Post-Injury Amputation: Cal. Comp. Cases December Advanced Postings (11/23/2011)
Posted on 20 Nov 2011 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Featured Case of the Week: Worker’s Pre-existing Diabetes Not to Blame for Post-Injury Amputation Bridgestone Firestone, Old Republic Insurance Company, Petitioners v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, Ronald Fussell (aka Ronald Fussel... Read More

Cal. Comp. Cases September Advanced Postings (9/20/2010)
Posted on 21 Sep 2010 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here's the third batch of advanced postings for the September 2010 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases below to read the full headnotes and summaries. Maria Bustamante, Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation... Read More

California: Somebody Else Did It! A Primer on Third Party Cases
Posted on 5 May 2011 by Howard Stevens

THIRD PARTY REMEDY The employee and employer each have an independent cause of action for damages against a negligent third party. Lab. Code § 3852 ; Buell v. CBS, Inc . (1982) 136 Cal. App. 3d 823, 825, 186 Cal. Rptr. 455 . The employee may... Read More

Attorneys Fees and WCMSA - How to Stir Up a Hornet’s Nest in California
Posted on 24 Nov 2010 by Robert G. Rassp, Esq.

This article will make you squirm. Here is a vexing question – can an applicant’s attorney claim part of his or her attorneys fees off of workers’ compensation Medicare set-aside (WCMSA) proceeds when a workers’ compensation case... Read More

Denis Paul Juge on RICO and the Exclusive Remedy
Posted on 23 Jun 2010 by Denis Paul Juge

"The world of workers' compensation was knocked off course recently by an asteroid from the U.S. Sixth Circuit striking at the very core of the system - the exclusive remedy", writes Denis Paul Juge. "Former employees of a Michigan... Read More