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Thomas A. Robinson
Oregon: Claimant May Not Receive TTD and PTD Indemnity for Same Time Period

A workers’ compensation claimant may not receive both temporary and permanent total disability compensation for the same period, held an Oregon appellate court. Quoting Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law and explaining the “theoretical”...

Thomas A. Robinson
Virginia: EMT’s Fainting Episode in Emergency Room Did Not Arise Out of Employment

A Virginia emergency room paramedic, who fainted serious injuries when he fainted while assisting a physician as the latter inserted a needle into a patient’s spine, is not entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, held a state appellate...

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Roger Rabb
An Alternative to Opioids: A Mind-Body Approach to Pain Management

A recent webinar discussed one approach to reducing reliance on dangerous opioids for pain management By Roger Rabb, J.D. The opioid epidemic is perhaps the biggest health crisis facing the U.S today, as an estimated 115 Americans die from an opioid...

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LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff
California: Interpreter Fees: Filing a Petition for Costs Deemed Unnecessary in Certain Situations

The practice of ordering interpreter fees at the WCAB at the time of hearing is becoming more common. These recent panel decisions address the issue of whether the practice is compliant with the statutory and regulatory process. In Alcaide Sierra v...

Thomas A. Robinson
South Carolina: Timely Notice is Subject to Substantial Evidence Standard, Not De Novo Review

The question of timely notice to the employer was not a jurisdictional question subject to de novo review, held the Supreme Court of South Carolina. Accordingly, where the Court of Appeals employed the de novo standard, instead of the substantial evidence...

Thomas A. Robinson
Wyoming: TTD Awarded Beyond Statute’s 4-Year Time Frame

Generally speaking, Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 27-14-605(b) and (c) provide that an employee’s right to receive TTD benefits ceases four years after the injury, although the employee may be awarded medical benefits beyond that time period. Where an...