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Severance Agreement Waiving Workers’ Comp Benefits Not Valid: Cal. Comp. Cases November Advanced Postings (11/10/2011)
Posted on 11 Nov 2011 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Featured Case of the Week: Severance Agreement Waiving Workers' Comp Benefits Not Valid Sompo Japan Insurance Company of America (formerly known as Yasuda Fire & Marine Insurance Company, c/o Broadspire, a Crawford Co.), insurer for Canon... Read More

AMA Guides Tip: Understanding the DRE Gap
Posted on 6 Jul 2012 by Robert G. Rassp, Esq.

By Robert G. Rassp, Esq. There is significant confusion in the California workers' comp community about whether a spinal injury should fall into a DRE category I, II, or III. Carefully read the instructions in the AMA Guides Fifth Edition, Ch... Read More

California: Did You Know? There’s More to the Ogilvie Case Than You Think!
Posted on 3 Aug 2011 by Robert G. Rassp, Esq.

On July 29, 2011, the California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, issued its long awaited decision in Ogilvie v. Workers' Comp. Appeals Bd., which reversed the WCAB en banc decision and remanded the matter back to the WCAB to determine whether... Read More

CA: Mileage Rate For Medical Travel Expenses Will Increase
Posted on 9 Dec 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Oakland, CA (CompNewsNetwork) - The mileage rate for medical and medical-legal travel expenses will be increased and effective on Jan. 1, 2011. This rate must be paid for travel on or after Jan. 1, 2011 regardless of the date of injury. Labor Code... Read More

Jump in California Average Weekly Wage to Push 2012 Workers’ Comp Benefits to Over $1,000/Week
Posted on 10 Jun 2011 by California Workers' Compensation Institute

New U.S. Department of Labor data shows California's State Average Weekly Wage (SAWW) rose more than 2.4% from $979.90 to $1003.55 in the 12 months ending March 31, 2011, which the California Workers' Compensation Institute (CWCI) reports will... Read More

AMA Guides Tip: Understanding the DRE Gap
Posted on 6 Jul 2012 by Robert G. Rassp, Esq.

By Robert G. Rassp, Esq. There is significant confusion in the California workers' comp community about whether a spinal injury should fall into a DRE category I, II, or III. Carefully read the instructions in the AMA Guides Fifth Edition, Ch... Read More

California Workers' Compensation Cases Roundup 10/7/2010
Posted on 8 Oct 2010 by California Compensation Cases Staff

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 75, No. 9 September 2010 A Report of En Banc and Significant Panel Decisions of the WCAB and Selected Court Opinions of Related Interest, With a Digest of WCAB Decisions Denied Judicial Review CONTENTS OF... Read More

Current Law on Utilization Review in California
Posted on 13 May 2010 by Reid L. Steinfeld

The Courts are rigorously enforcing the process of determining medical necessity and medical causation to ensure that the Insurance Companies and Medical Providers follow the processes set forth in SB 899 and SB 228 regarding utilization review (medical... Read More

Severance Agreement Waiving Workers’ Comp Benefits Not Valid: Cal. Comp. Cases November Advanced Postings (11/10/2011)
Posted on 11 Nov 2011 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Featured Case of the Week: Severance Agreement Waiving Workers' Comp Benefits Not Valid Sompo Japan Insurance Company of America (formerly known as Yasuda Fire & Marine Insurance Company, c/o Broadspire, a Crawford Co.), insurer for Canon... Read More