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California: Vocational Rehabilitation Experts
Posted on 17 Apr 2012 by Colleen Casey

By Colleen S. Casey Copyright © 2012. All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission. The decision in Ogilvie v. WCAB (Ogilvie III) (2011) 76 CCC 624 created an increasing demand for the expertise of vocational rehabilitation (VR) experts. Parties... Read More

California: Obtaining Substantial Evidence From Vocational Rehabilitation Experts in Ogilvie Cases
Posted on 9 Mar 2012 by Connie Bastian

At a seminar during the recent DWC 19th Annual Educational Conference in Oakland, we heard opinions about interpreting Ogilvie , rating permanent disability, and rebutting the 2005 Permanent Disability Rating Schedule. Although Ogilvie did not give us... Read More

California EAMS: Issues to Consider Before Submitting Your Settlement Docs
Posted on 12 Jun 2012 by Colleen Casey

By Colleen S. Casey Copyright © 2012. All rights reserved. Listed below are several issues to consider before submitting a document for approval by a workers’ compensation judge (WCJ). Walk Through Document Defined: A “walk... Read More

California EAMS: Medical Reports as Evidence
Posted on 22 Sep 2011 by Colleen Casey

Last fall, we issued a blog discussing Rule 8 CCR §10629 which sets forth the perimeters for filing exhibits in EAMS for trial. The rule requires that all parties create and serve a list of the exhibits they plan to offer as evidence at trial, preferably... Read More

EAMS Blogs Reference Page (updated 6/18/2012)
Posted on 30 Jan 2013 by EAMS Blogs

Welcome to the EAMS Blogs Reference Page, which is designed to help you find specific topics, statutes, and regulations referenced in the blogs written by Judge Colleen Casey and Judge Robert Norton. Feedback and comments can be sent to Robin.E.Kobayashi... Read More

California EAMS: Winning the Race to the Medical Unit
Posted on 4 Jan 2012 by Colleen Casey

[ Note: This article was updated on January 11, 2012, to provide the reader with more information about handling civil matters. ] Workers’ compensation practitioners enjoy a rule that is unique to the world of EAMS litigation. 8 CCR 10507 provides... Read More

California: What Decisions Rule and When Do They Rule?
Posted on 11 Oct 2011 by Colleen Casey

In last month’s blog, we set forth a chronology of the significant case law on permanent disability determinations. The list has been updated and set forth again below: Chronology of Significant PD Rating Cases: 12.7.06 Costa... Read More

California EAMS: Issues to Consider Before Submitting Your Settlement Docs
Posted on 12 Jun 2012 by Colleen Casey

By Colleen S. Casey Copyright © 2012. All rights reserved. Listed below are several issues to consider before submitting a document for approval by a workers’ compensation judge (WCJ). Walk Through Document Defined: A “walk... Read More

California EAMS: Winning the Race to the Medical Unit
Posted on 4 Jan 2012 by Colleen Casey

[ Note: This article was updated on January 11, 2012, to provide the reader with more information about handling civil matters. ] Workers’ compensation practitioners enjoy a rule that is unique to the world of EAMS litigation. 8 CCR 10507 provides... Read More

California: Obtaining Substantial Evidence From Vocational Rehabilitation Experts in Ogilvie Cases
Posted on 9 Mar 2012 by Connie Bastian

At a seminar during the recent DWC 19th Annual Educational Conference in Oakland, we heard opinions about interpreting Ogilvie , rating permanent disability, and rebutting the 2005 Permanent Disability Rating Schedule. Although Ogilvie did not give us... Read More

California: What Decisions Rule and When Do They Rule?
Posted on 11 Oct 2011 by Colleen Casey

In last month’s blog, we set forth a chronology of the significant case law on permanent disability determinations. The list has been updated and set forth again below: Chronology of Significant PD Rating Cases: 12.7.06... Read More

California EAMS: Proposed Changes to the WCAB Rules of Practice and Procedure - Dealing With Lien Claims
Posted on 25 Aug 2011 by Colleen Casey

Lien claim procedures have always been a hot topic for workers’ compensation practitioners. Back in March, we issued a blog discussing the revisions to lien claim procedures in this new era of EAMS. Several regulations were discussed, including... Read More

California EAMS: Medical Reports as Evidence
Posted on 22 Sep 2011 by Colleen Casey

Last fall, we issued a blog discussing Rule 8 CCR §10629 which sets forth the perimeters for filing exhibits in EAMS for trial. The rule requires that all parties create and serve a list of the exhibits they plan to offer as evidence at trial, preferably... Read More

California: Vocational Rehabilitation Experts
Posted on 17 Apr 2012 by Colleen Casey

By Colleen S. Casey Copyright © 2012. All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission. The decision in Ogilvie v. WCAB (Ogilvie III) (2011) 76 CCC 624 created an increasing demand for the expertise of vocational rehabilitation (VR) experts.... Read More