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?
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...
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...
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’...