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California Applicants' Attorneys Association Announces 2011-12 leadership team, Priorities for coming year
Posted on 16 Sep 2011 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Applicants’ Attorneys Association (CAAA), whose members represent Californians injured on the job, today announced that it has installed a new president and team of officers for the coming year. S. Bradley Chalk ... Read More

Can a Social Security Disability Award Be Admissible in a Workers’ Compensation Case?
Posted on 17 Jun 2013 by Robert G. Rassp, Esq.

By Robert G. Rassp, Esq. © Copyright 2013 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. Excerpts of this article will appear in a future edition of Rassp & Herlick, California Workers' Compensation Law . Attention Lexis Online Subscribers... Read More

Trends to Watch in Workers’ Compensation Law
Posted on 7 Feb 2017 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

At the National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference last November, Brad Bleakney, a partner with Bleakney & Troiani, and Lora Northen, a Shareholder with Capehart Scatchard, led a seminar on recent trends in workers’ compensation... Read More

NCCI Research Brief on Medicare Set-Asides and Workers' Compensation
Posted on 21 Sep 2014 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

NCCI has recently examined the demographics related to MSAs (distributions of amounts of MSAs and total settlements that include MSAs; distributions of ages of claimants) and the aspects of the CMS review process (length of time from submission to CMS... Read More

Federal: 11th Circuit Says Georgia Comp Settlement Is Exempt From Garnishment
Posted on 28 Nov 2014 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

Construing Georgia’s post-judgment garnishment statute, O.C.G.A. § 18–4–60 et seq., the Eleventh Circuit of Appeals held that a bank account holder whose accounts included monies he had obtained from a workers’ compensation... 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

How California Handles the WCMSA Process
Posted on 29 Dec 2011 by Robert G. Rassp, Esq.

There is a garden industry that has emerged since 1997 in California of companies who have become “WCMSA specialists”, promoting themselves as experts in developing WCMSA proposals that will pass muster with CMS. Most workers’ compensation... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Injured Worker May Not Pursue Double Recovery Against Uninsured Employer
Posted on 19 Jan 2012 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Election of Remedy, Exclusive Remedy, Withdrawal From Workforce, and Deviation From Employment. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Injured Worker May Not Pursue Double Recovery Against Uninsured Employer
Posted on 19 Jan 2012 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Election of Remedy, Exclusive Remedy, Withdrawal From Workforce, and Deviation From Employment. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's... Read More

How California Handles the WCMSA Process
Posted on 29 Dec 2011 by Robert G. Rassp, Esq.

There is a garden industry that has emerged since 1997 in California of companies who have become “WCMSA specialists”, promoting themselves as experts in developing WCMSA proposals that will pass muster with CMS. Most workers’ compensation... Read More

Total Disability Before Job Injury Precludes Fund Recovery
Posted on 18 Mar 2011 by Martin Klug

A claimant’s lack of candor about a prior medical condition while obtaining a new job may help to prove a prior disability. In Cook v Buckley Powder Company , DOLIR 3-17-11, the Commission found that no employer would have hired claimant in his... Read More

California Applicants' Attorneys Association Announces 2011-12 leadership team, Priorities for coming year
Posted on 16 Sep 2011 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Applicants’ Attorneys Association (CAAA), whose members represent Californians injured on the job, today announced that it has installed a new president and team of officers for the coming year. S. Bradley Chalk ... Read More