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California Utilization Review: Prospective vs. Retrospective Review
Posted on 15 Jan 2016 by Richard M. Jacobsmeyer

A recent decision with an interesting fact pattern provides analysis of retrospective vs. prospective RFA, retro care and UR review on delayed benefits By Richard M. Jacobsmeyer, Esq. The W.C.A.B. has affirmed a Findings and Award determining a... Read More

Study Estimates Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Cost $250 Billion
Posted on 20 Jan 2012 by John Stahl

Comprehensive Look Shows Astronomical Increase By John M. Stahl, Esq. A study by J. Paul Leigh, Ph.D., estimates that direct and indirect costs of occupational injuries and injuries in 2007 was $250 billion. This is a 71-percent increase since 1992... Read More

California Workers' Comp Case Roundup (7/10/2014)
Posted on 10 Jul 2014 by California Compensation Cases Staff

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 79 No. 6 June 2014 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

California: Whose Burden Is It, Anyway?
Posted on 30 May 2014 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

With all of the changes in the law the last few years, practitioners are finding it more difficult to determine which side has the burden of proof. Once determined, they have a difficult time finding the appropriate evidence needed to meet this burden... Read More

Injured Worker’s Spouse Entitled to $21,600 for Retroactive Home Health Care Services: Cal. Comp. Cases October Advanced Postings (10/16/2012)
Posted on 16 Oct 2012 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here’s the fourth batch of advanced postings for the October 2012 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases to read the complete headnotes and summaries . © Copyright 2012 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. ... Read More

The Sticky Wicket That Is Home Health Care: Why It’s a Hotly Contested Issue in the Workers’ Compensation Arena
Posted on 19 Mar 2012 by Robin E. Kobayashi

An injured employee’s entitlement to home health care is oftentimes a hotly contested issue in the workers’ compensation arena. Home health care issues can vary in nature. For instance, at what point does the marital obligation cease and the... Read More

Wife Entitled to Reasonable Value of Home Health Care Services for Injured Husband: Cal. Comp. Cases June Advanced Postings (6/14/12)
Posted on 14 Jun 2012 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here’s the third batch of advanced postings for the June 2012 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2012 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. Allgreen... Read More

California: DIR Director Christine Baker Provides Update on Progress of SB 863 Eighteen Months After Operative Date
Posted on 12 Sep 2014 by David Bryan Leonard

A report from the California Workers’ Compensation & Risk Conference, Sept. 10-12, 2014, Dana Point, CA By David Bryan Leonard, Esq. Without pause, Christine Baker, Director of the California Department of Industrial Relations, took the... Read More

California: Top 25 Noteworthy Panel Decisions (January-June 2015)
Posted on 24 Jun 2015 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

LexisNexis has picked the top “noteworthy” panel decisions issued by the California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board during the period January through June 2015. The list features a number of split-panel decisions, including bonus... Read More

California: Application of SB 863 Changes to Home Health Care Services
Posted on 31 Oct 2013 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

The legal community posed many questions after SB 863 was enacted. One of the more pressing issues centered around how the WCAB would apply the new limitations governing reimbursement for home health care services. > Would the limitations only apply... Read More

California: The Sticky Wicket That Is Home Health Care
Posted on 14 Mar 2012 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases and statutes cited below. An injured employee’s entitlement to home health care is oftentimes a hotly contested issue in the workers’ compensation arena. Home health care issues can vary in nature... Read More

Defendant Can’t Unilaterally Terminate Home Health Care Services Without Evidence of Change in Applicant’s Condition or Circumstances: Cal. Comp. Cases August Advanced Postings (8/5/2015)
Posted on 5 Aug 2015 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here are the first and second batches of advanced postings for the August 2015 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2015 LexisNexis... Read More

Defendant Improperly Terminated Home Health Care Provided Since 2007: Cal. Comp. Cases May Advanced Postings (5/6/2015)
Posted on 6 May 2015 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here’s the third batch of advanced postings for May 2015 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2015 LexisNexis. All rights reserved... Read More

California: Home Health Care in the Context of a Psychiatric Injury
Posted on 11 Oct 2013 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

Attention Lexis Online Subscribers: Citations link to lexis.com. Bracketed citations link to Lexis Advance . On September 30, 2013, a panel of three commissioners with the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) denied a request to reconsider... Read More

California Workers' Comp Case Roundup (8/8/2014)
Posted on 8 Aug 2014 by California Compensation Cases Staff

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 79 No. 7 July 2014 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