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CWCI Study Tracks Growth of California Workers’ Comp Medical Payments
Posted on 10 Dec 2012 by California Workers' Compensation Institute

A new CWCI study on changes in California workers’ compensation medical payments finds that since accident year (AY) 2005 – the first year after the last round of workers’ compensation reforms – the average amounts insurers pay... Read More

Texas Case Management
Posted on 11 Oct 2011 by Stuart D. Colburn

By Stuart D. Colburn, Esq., Shareholder, Downs Stanford The preamble to New Rule 137.5 is causing a controversy and perhaps a significant increase in costs to employers and carriers. Tex. Lab. Code Sec. 413.021(a) , states: "The insurance carrier... Read More

Insurer-Supported Engineering Controls Can Lead to Significant Reduction of Overall Workers’ Comp Claims and Costs
Posted on 19 Feb 2015 by Thomas A. Robinson

New study evaluates controls to reduce/eliminate workplace hazards Thomas A. Robinson, J.D., the Feature National Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , is a leading commentator and expert on the law of workers’... Read More

California: Labor Code Section 4658d Not Applicable Where Employee Does Not Miss Time From Work
Posted on 29 Aug 2012 by Richard M. Jacobsmeyer

The 1st Appellate District has resolved one of the continuing controversial issues surrounding Labor Code § 4658 d (the 15% adjustment to PD created in SB 899) in its published decision in City of Sebastopol v W.C.A.B. (Braga) and in doing so resolved... Read More

Kids' Chance: Over $8M in Scholarships Awarded to Date
Posted on 25 Nov 2014 by DougMcCoy

In 2013, there were 4,405 workplace fatalities in the United States. In 2011, there were more than 190,000 workers sustaining injuries that required more than thirty days of lost work time. In addition to the affected workers, the families are also impacted... Read More

Texas Case Management
Posted on 11 Oct 2011 by Stuart D. Colburn

By Stuart D. Colburn, Esq., Shareholder, Downs Stanford The preamble to New Rule 137.5 is causing a controversy and perhaps a significant increase in costs to employers and carriers. Tex. Lab. Code Sec. 413.021(a) , states: "The insurance... Read More

CWCI Study Tracks Growth of California Workers’ Comp Medical Payments
Posted on 10 Dec 2012 by California Workers' Compensation Institute

A new CWCI study on changes in California workers’ compensation medical payments finds that since accident year (AY) 2005 – the first year after the last round of workers’ compensation reforms – the average amounts insurers pay... Read More

California: Labor Code Section 4658d Not Applicable Where Employee Does Not Miss Time From Work
Posted on 29 Aug 2012 by Richard M. Jacobsmeyer

The 1st Appellate District has resolved one of the continuing controversial issues surrounding Labor Code § 4658 d (the 15% adjustment to PD created in SB 899) in its published decision in City of Sebastopol v W.C.A.B. (Braga) and in doing so resolved... Read More