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Thomas A. Robinson
Ohio: “Consent Provision” Regarding Employer-Initiated Appeals is Constitutional

The Supreme Court of Ohio, reversing the Eighth District Court of Appeals, held the state’s “consent provision” [see Ohio Rev. Code § 4123.512(D)], which allows an employee to dismiss an employer-initiated appeal only with the consent...

LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff
California: Retroactive Approval of Denied Treatment Causing Increased Temporary Disability and Permanent Disability

Go v. Sutter Solano Medical Center is one of series of panel cases addressing the question of whether an employee can obtain TD and PD benefits based on medical treatment that was denied through UR and IMR. As the panel in Go points out, in the context...

California Compensation Cases Staff
California Workers’ Comp Case Roundup: 10/3/2017

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 82, No. 9 September 2017 A Report of En Banc and Significant Panel Decisions of the WCAB and Selected Court Opinions of Related Interest, With a Digest of WCAB Decisions Denied Judicial Review CONTENTS OF THIS...

LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff
California: Secrets Revealed for Handling SIBTF Cases

Over the last few years, there has been quite an increase in the number of workers’ compensation cases dealing with the Subsequent Injuries Benefit Trust Fund (SIBTF) under Labor Code § 4751 . The primary issue is whether or not an injured...

Thomas A. Robinson
Minnesota: Part-Time Work by Injured Employee Does Not Automatically Result in Termination of Rehab Benefits

A compensation judge’s determination that a claimant was no longer a "qualified employee” entitled to receive rehabilitation benefits under Minnesota Rule 5220.0100, subps. 22 and 34 (2015), in light of her part-time job with a new employer...

Thomas A. Robinson
Illinois: Slip and Fall on Wet Pavement in Employer’s Parking Lot Not Compensable

Where the employer’s parking lot was free of any ice or snow and had no defects on the paved surface where the claimant fell, but was merely wet from rain, claimant’s injury in a slip and fall accident arose from an activity of daily living...