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California: Arbitrary UR Cycles of Denials and Authorizations for Prescription Medications
Posted on 22 Jan 2015 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

Defendants can submit every prescription request to UR, but is this cost effective and does it fulfill their obligation to provide appropriate medical treatment to cure or relieve injured workers from the effects of their industrial injuries? In Cordova... Read More

Do You Know When Your Fee Petition Is Due? The Rocky Road Untimely Attorney’s Fee Petitions Travel
Posted on 22 Apr 2016 by BRBS Longshore Reporter Staff

William Dorsey, Administrative Law Judge [fn1], Scott Hardy, Attorney Advisor, OALJ San Francisco A ttorney’s fees and costs often are available under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (33 U.S.C.S. § 901 et seq.) to... Read More

California: The Applicant’s Attorney's Right to a 5814.5 Fee
Posted on 3 Oct 2014 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

The WCAB explains why a 5814.5 fee should be awarded where a 5814 penalty is found In Juarez v. Watkins Manufacturing Corporation, 2014 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS --, the WCAB, having previously issued a Notice of Intention (NIT) to award attorney’s... Read More

Florida: An Overview of Recent Decisions on Constitutionality of Workers’ Compensation Act
Posted on 9 Jun 2016 by Robert J. Grace, Jr.

By Robert J. Grace, Jr., Esq., The Bleakley Bavol Law Firm, and Lyle Platt, Esq., Clarke & Platt, P.A. For two years now we have written about a collection of cases which represent the most closely watched and eagerly anticipated workers’... Read More