Workers' Compensation

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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: Does the WCAB’s Application of Equitable Principles Preclude a Predictable Outcome?
Posted on 25 Apr 2012 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases and statutes cited below. Almost 100 years ago, our Legislature was directed to “create and enforce a liability on the part of all employers to compensate their employees for any injury incurred by the... Read More

New York: Lack of Written Notice of Injury Excused Where Claimant Told Supervisor of Work-Related Injury
Posted on 5 Jan 2018 by Thomas A. Robinson

It was within the discretion of New York’s Workers' Compensation Board to excuse a claimant's failure to provide timely written notice where competent evidence indicated the injured worker actually reported her leg injury to her supervisor... Read More

California: CIGA Allowed to Force a Deposition of Pro Per Injured Worker 18 Years After Industrial Injury
Posted on 26 Sep 2014 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

In Hunter v. Oroville Elementary School , 2014 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS --, a deeply divided WCAB panel denied an applicant’s petition for removal and upheld the WCJ’s order compelling a pro per applicant to attend a deposition noticed by... Read More

California: WCAB Panel Takes Strict, Literal Approach to IMR Appeals
Posted on 13 Aug 2015 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

No material mistake of fact exists when IMR reviewer fails to list the actual reports and records reviewed by the IMR physician In Hacker v. County of San Bernardino-Public Health Department , 2015 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS --, the WCAB, in a split... Read More

California: Does the WCAB’s Application of Equitable Principles Preclude a Predictable Outcome?
Posted on 25 Apr 2012 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases and statutes cited below. Almost 100 years ago, our Legislature was directed to “create and enforce a liability on the part of all employers to compensate their employees for any injury incurred by... Read More