Workers' Compensation

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Missouri: Court Compels Commission To Approve Settlement
Posted on 9 Jul 2014 by Martin Klug

A surviving widow negotiated with the employer to obtain a lump sum settlement but the Commission refused to approve the settlement and asserted that the agreement was not in accordance with her rights because it was less than the present value of the... Read More

Rise and Fall of the COLA: How It Affects the Attorney’s Fee in California
Posted on 28 Feb 2012 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

Calculation of attorneys’ fees has always been a hot-button issue for the WCAB. When the calculation involves a lifetime award of permanent total disability (PTD) benefits, the issue ratchets up a notch. Lately, several conflicting panel decisions... Read More

Washington: No Adjustment for Inflation Required In Computing Social Security Offset
Posted on 10 Apr 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

In computing the social security offset required under Wash. Rev. Code § 51.32.220, the state’s Department of Labor and Industries need not adjust the claimant’s wages for inflation, held a state appellate court. The statute requires... Read More

California: Economists Wanted
Posted on 3 May 2012 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases and statutes cited below. Since Senate Bill 899 was passed, there has been a great deal of uncertainty surrounding the proper calculation and evaluation of the COLAs provided for under Labor Code Section 4659... Read More

Rise and Fall of the COLA: How It Affects the Attorney’s Fee in California
Posted on 28 Feb 2012 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

Calculation of attorneys’ fees has always been a hot-button issue for the WCAB. When the calculation involves a lifetime award of permanent total disability (PTD) benefits, the issue ratchets up a notch. Lately, several conflicting panel decisions... Read More

California: Economists Wanted
Posted on 3 May 2012 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases and statutes cited below. Since Senate Bill 899 was passed, there has been a great deal of uncertainty surrounding the proper calculation and evaluation of the COLAs provided for under Labor Code Section... Read More