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California: SB 863 and Benson
Posted on 1 Apr 2013 by Robert G. Rassp, Esq.

By Robert G. Rassp, Esq. Attention Lexis Online Subscribers: Citations link to lexis.com. Bracketed citations link to Lexis Advance. Call me weird, obsessed, bored, or deeply disturbed but recently while I was on my almost daily four-mile hike in... Read More

California: No Blanket Rule Precludes Award of Attorney's Fees Based on a Medicare Set-Aside
Posted on 13 Jul 2012 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

Here's a sneak peek of a recent noteworthy panel decision that will be added soon to the LexisNexis services: Attorney’s Fees; Calculation; C&R Agreements. WCAB, rescinding WCJ’s award of $66,860.30 fee to applicant’s attorney... Read More

2012 Annual Longshore Conference
Posted on 13 Jul 2012 by Ralph Lorberbaum

By Ralph R. Lorberbaum, Zipperer, Lorberbaum & Beauvais, Savannah, Georgia A record crowd of 342 were in attendance at the 34th Annual Loyola Longshore Conference held in New Orleans on March 15 and 16, 2012. Excellent speakers presented well-prepared... Read More

Supreme Court Rejects "Anything That Floats" Test to Determine Vessel Status
Posted on 11 Feb 2013 by John Kawczynski

By John E. Kawczynski Field Womack & Kawczynski, LLC . South Amboy, New Jersey In Lozman v. City of Riviera Beach, Florida, 2013 U.S. LEXIS 907 , 568 U.S. ____, 184 L. Ed. 2d 604 (Jan 15, 2013), the U.S. Supreme Court was asked to determine whether... Read More

A Different Kind of Miracle on 34th Street -- and the DE IAB Makes Postage Law in a Coverage Case
Posted on 6 Sep 2011 by Cassandra Roberts

"Miracles are a retelling in small letters the very same story which is written across the world in letters too large for some of us to see." C.S. Lewis Okay, so the title of this post has a lot to do with the U.S. Post Office....which played... Read More

New 2012 Trends for Missouri Worker's Comp
Posted on 3 Jan 2013 by Martin Klug

The Missouri worker’s compensation system faced many challenges in 2012 operating with a glut of litigated second injury fund cases, a legislature not inclined to provide a “fix”, and a short-staffed commission which has had an absent... Read More

Longshore Act: Is Application of the Section 14(f) Penalty Mandatory When Equitable Considerations Warrant Otherwise?
Posted on 11 Feb 2013 by Monica F. Markovich

By Monica F. Markovich and Jonathan A. Tweedy, Brown Sims, P.C., Houston, Texas and New Orleans, Louisiana The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (the “Act”) encourages the prompt payment of compensation benefits ( 33 U... Read More

Longshore Act: Deciphering Section 28(b) After Andrepont
Posted on 19 Oct 2012 by Paul B. Howell

By Paul B. Howell, Esq., Franke & Salloum, PLLC, Gulfport, Mississippi In 1822, a sweaty scientist in a dimly-lit room looked at a rock from Egypt and discovered the key to decoding Egyptian hieroglyphics. 175 years later, a Fifth Circuit Court... Read More

Strong Association Exists Between AMA Guides Impairment Ratings and Earnings Losses, But Losses Vary Significantly Across Body Regions
Posted on 11 Feb 2013 by Robert G. Rassp, Esq.

By Robert G. Rassp, Esq. and Robin E. Kobayashi, J.D. A new major study funded by the California Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation (CHSWC) focuses on the AMA Guides Fifth Edition in California but has implications for the... Read More

AMA Guides Fifth Edition Figure 15-19: Strict or Alternative WPI Rating?
Posted on 22 Aug 2012 by Robert G. Rassp, Esq.

By Robert G. Rassp, Esq. Figure 15-19 on page 427 of the AMA Guides Fifth Edition has been frequently used by physicians to describe lumbar or cervical spine impairments based on the partial loss of function of a sub-region of the spine. This is due... Read More

Getting a Grip on the AMA Guides
Posted on 29 Oct 2012 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases cited below. Subsequent to the passage of SB 899 in California, permanent disability is determined by using the American Medical Association’s Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment , Fifth... Read More

Brad E. Bleakney Selected for Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2013
Posted on 8 Oct 2012 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

Brad E. Bleakney, Esq. of Bleakney & Troiani , Chicago, Illinois, was selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America for Workers’ Compensation in Illinois for 2013. Mr. Bleakney practices in the area of work related injury claims, Illinois... Read More

Topical Index of LexisNexis Emerging Issues Analysis on Workers’ Compensation Related Issues (Updated 3/26/2012)
Posted on 9 Jan 2012 by Workers' Compensation Experts

Topical Index of LexisNexis Expert Commentaries and LexisNexis Emerging Issues Commentaries Workers' Compensation Related Issues [Current through January 2012] Lexis.com subscribers can access articles for a fee. To become a lexis.com... Read More