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California: Firefighter Presumption Extension Given Retroactive Effect
Posted on 14 May 2015 by Richard M. Jacobsmeyer

The 2nd District Court of Appeals has reversed a W.C.A.B. decision which had refused to apply the presumption of causation for cancer to a firefighter based on the amendment to Labor Code § 3212.1 which became effective after diagnosis but before... Read More

Specialty Drugs: An Approaching Tsunami in Workers’ Compensation Costs?
Posted on 18 Nov 2014 by LexisNexis Occupational Injuries & Illnesses S

Earlier this year, myMatrixx, a company specializing in pharmacy and ancillary services for workers’ compensation programs, forecast in a Webinar broadcast that drug treatment costs in these programs are poised to rise exponentially. Their projected... Read More

California Workers’ Comp Case Roundup (7/7/2016)
Posted on 8 Jul 2016 by California Compensation Cases Staff

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 81 No. 6 June 2016 A Report of En Banc and Significant Panel Decisions of the WCAB and Selected Court Opinions of Related Interest, With a Digest of WCAB Decisions Denied Judicial Review CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE... Read More

Virginia: Even With Firefighter’s Presumption, Claimant Fails to Show Causal Connection Between Employment and Prostate Cancer
Posted on 21 Aug 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

In addition to its special statutory presumptions of compensability favoring firefighters and police officers claiming respiratory and heart diseases connected with the exertions of their employment, Virginia adds a separate presumption favoring that... Read More

The Evolving Risk of Firefighter Cancer: Toxic New Building Materials and Racial Disparities in Developing Cancer
Posted on 16 May 2015 by Karen C. Yotis

Karen C. Yotis, Esq., a Feature Resident Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , provides insights into workplace issues and the nuts and bolts of the workers’ comp world. Firefighters are a breed apart. From the... Read More

California Workers' Comp Case Roundup (10/28/2015)
Posted on 28 Oct 2015 by California Compensation Cases Staff

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 80 No. 10 October 2015 A Report of En Banc and Significant Panel Decisions of the WCAB and Selected Court Opinions of Related Interest, With a Digest of WCAB Decisions Denied Judicial Review CONTENTS OF THIS... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Slip and Fall During Unpaid Lunch Break
Posted on 6 Dec 2012 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Unpaid Lunch Break, Exclusive Remedy, Cancer Presumption, and Advance Payment. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers'... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Slip and Fall During Unpaid Lunch Break
Posted on 6 Dec 2012 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Unpaid Lunch Break, Exclusive Remedy, Cancer Presumption, and Advance Payment. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers'... Read More