Each week we'll be surveying what the media, state agencies, insurance companies, and others report in terms of workers' comp fraud. Just like a police blotter, our workers' comp fraud blotter lists recent arrests, charges, convictions and...
At a seminar during the recent DWC 19th Annual Educational Conference in Oakland, we heard opinions about interpreting Ogilvie , rating permanent disability, and rebutting the 2005 Permanent Disability Rating Schedule. Although Ogilvie did not give us...
By Colleen S. Casey
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The decision in Ogilvie v. WCAB (Ogilvie III) (2011) 76 CCC 624 created an increasing demand for the expertise of vocational rehabilitation (VR) experts. Parties...
By Denis Paul Juge, Esq., Juge, Napolitano, Guilbeau, Ruli, Frieman & Whiteley, firstname.lastname@example.org
The following is a summary of the 2012 legislative amendments to the Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Act. The major law changes were at the...
The First Appellate District has issued its much anticipated decision in Contra Costa County v W.C.A.B. (Dahl) today. The court reversed the W.C.A.B. decision awarding 79% permanent disability in reliance upon vocation testimony holding that the expert...
Chekona Brown v. On Assignment/Lab Support
Vocational Rehabilitation—Repeal of Labor Code § 139.5—Reinstatement of Services—WCAB held that applicant/admitting clerk with 11/14/2000 and 11/9/2000 injuries to her left ankle, foot...
The court of appeals rejected claimant's PTD claim against the second injury fund based on inconsistent opinions of her vocational expert. Carkeek v Treasurer of the State of Mo. , WD 73377 (Mo. App. Oct. 11, 2011) (Free Download), affirmed an award...
In Mesanovic v. Specialty Termite , 2015 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS --, the WCAB affirmed the WCJ’s finding that the applicant carpenter who suffered an industrial injury to his low back and psyche on 7/13/2007 did not rebut the diminished future...
Note: This transcript of the Dr. Victor podcast has been partially edited.
Steve Berstler: On this edition, Dr. Richard Victor, Executive Director of the Workers' Compensation Research Institute on the workers’ compensation systems Elephant...
By: Christian P. Kerry, Esq.
Labor Code §4660.1 (a), by its express terms, applies to all injuries occurring on or after January 1, 2013. It provides in pertinent part that in determining the percentages of permanent partial or...
By: Mark Gearheart
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January 8, 2018
Recently some have argued that vocational rehabilitation evidence cannot be used to rebut the Permanent Disability Rating Schedule (hereinafter referred...
Here’s the third batch of advanced postings for the February 2012 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases.
Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases to read the complete headnotes and summaries.
Dennis Timmons , Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals...
By Robin E. Kobayashi, J.D., LexisNexis Legal & Professional Operations, and Thomas P. Kieselbach, Esq., Cousineau McGuire Chartered, Minneapolis, MN
The Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry’s (DLI) newly released survey on “...
Here’s the second batch of advanced postings for the July 2012 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases.
Lexis.com subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summary.
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This list of recent noteworthy cases was compiled by Keith J. Kasper of McCormick, Fitzpatrick, Kasper & Buchard, PC.
The Voice of The Department, Ellen Gonyaw, the receptionist, has retired after almost 9 years to move to Maine to open...