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California: Former Union Member Not Bound to Arbitration for His Work Injury Claim
Posted on 3 Jun 2013 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

In what appears to be a case of first impression, the issue before a WCAB panel was whether an employee, who was a former union member, could be bound to arbitration. In Chamberlain v. Irwin Industries, Inc ., 2013 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS –... Read More

Calif. WCAB Jurisdiction vs. Alternative Dispute Resolution: Cal. Comp. Cases October Advanced Postings (10/6/2011)
Posted on 6 Oct 2011 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Featured Case of the Week: Calif. WCAB Jurisdiction vs. Alternative Dispute Resolution In TIG Insurance Company, insurer for Stumbaugh & Associates, Inc., Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, State Compensation Insurance Fund ... Read More

California: DWC/WCAB Policy and Procedure Manual Revised
Posted on 25 Mar 2013 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

Attention Lexis Online Subscribers: Citations link to lexis.com. Bracketed citations link to Lexis Advance. The Division of Workers’ Compensation and the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board have released the 2013 Revision of the DWC/WCAB... Read More

California: What Constitutes a Diminishment in a Benefit When It Comes to an ADR?
Posted on 14 Sep 2016 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

In Ramirez Farias v. Able Building Maintenance , 2016 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS --, the WCAB, in a split panel opinion, found that the applicant, who suffered an industrial injury to her neck, back, right wrist, and right shoulder from 2/28/2005 through... Read More

Webinar Stresses Use of Mediation in California Workers' Comp
Posted on 21 Nov 2011 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

"Mediating Workers' Comp Claims, Liens and Other Disputes" is the topic of a free webinar on Dec. 1 from WorkCompCentral Education, the company announced today. Former Oakland Presiding Judge George Mason and longtime workers' comp... Read More

FREE DOWNLOAD: Dismissal of Claim Based on Carve-Out Agreement (Calif. WCAB panel)
Posted on 27 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

Aleksandr Yamnitsky v. Morrow-Meadows Corporation Dismissal—Application for Adjudication—Alternative Dispute Resolution—WCAB rescinded WCJ's order dismissing applicant/electrician's Application for Adjudication of Claim alleging... Read More

Oklahoma Opt Out Legislation Fails: A Post Mortem
Posted on 2 May 2012 by Thomas A. Robinson

By Thomas A. Robinson Late last Wednesday evening (April 25th), supporters of a controversial bill that would have allowed some Oklahoma employers to “opt out” of the state’s traditional workers’ compensation system [ see Oklahoma... Read More

Broadspire Launches First Alternative Dispute Resolution Process Offered By A National TPA
Posted on 21 Jun 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Atlanta, GA (CompNewsNetwork) - Broadspire, a Crawford Company and leading third party administrator (TPA) and medical management services provider, has launched a new Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process for unions, the first such program offered... Read More

Webinar Stresses Use of Mediation in California Workers' Comp
Posted on 21 Nov 2011 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

"Mediating Workers' Comp Claims, Liens and Other Disputes" is the topic of a free webinar on Dec. 1 from WorkCompCentral Education, the company announced today. Former Oakland Presiding Judge George Mason and longtime workers'... Read More

Oklahoma Opt Out Legislation Fails: A Post Mortem
Posted on 2 May 2012 by Thomas A. Robinson

By Thomas A. Robinson Late last Wednesday evening (April 25th), supporters of a controversial bill that would have allowed some Oklahoma employers to “opt out” of the state’s traditional workers’ compensation system [ see Oklahoma... Read More

Resolution of Workers’ Compensation Cases Through Mediation
Posted on 4 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

By: Robert G. Heywood, Mediator and Arbitrator and Hon. Steven Siemers (Retired), Mediator and Arbitrator For workers’ compensation cases that have been open for two or more years, that can’t seem to move to closure, that require extensive... Read More

Calif. WCAB Jurisdiction vs. Alternative Dispute Resolution: Cal. Comp. Cases October Advanced Postings (10/6/2011)
Posted on 6 Oct 2011 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Featured Case of the Week: Calif. WCAB Jurisdiction vs. Alternative Dispute Resolution In TIG Insurance Company, insurer for Stumbaugh & Associates, Inc., Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, State Compensation Insurance Fund... Read More

California: DWC Holds Hearing on Notice of Intent to Consolidate Liens for Compound Pharmaceuticals and Topical Medications
Posted on 7 Oct 2010 by Goldman, Magdalin & Krikes, LLP

Presiding Judge Jorja Frank Holds Hearing on Los Angeles WCAB District Office’s Notice of Intent to Consolidate Liens for Compound Pharmaceuticals and Topical Medications On October 6, 2010 Judge Frank, with the assistance of DWC Associate... Read More

Have You Considered ADR in California?
Posted on 3 May 2010 by Howard Stevens

It seems like everything old is new again when it comes to problems getting dispositions through formal adjudication of disputes at the WCAB. We noted with some humor an article that appeared in the Workers’ Compensation Quarterly in 1987 (the official... Read More