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Thomas A. Robinson
Oklahoma: Worker with Bilateral Inguinal Hernias Entitled to Separate TTD Award for Each Injury

Construing Oklahoma’s hernia statute [85A O.S. Supp. 2013 § 61], which permits an award of up to six weeks of TTD for each hernia suffered by a claimant, the Supreme Court of Oklahoma held that where an injured worker had sustained a bilateral...

Thomas A. Robinson
Maryland: Police Officer Recovers Under Special Errand Doctrine

A police officer, who sustained injuries in a motorcycle accident while traveling home after attending police training held at a different site from his usual workplace, and which was held on a day that he had been scheduled to be using personal leave...

Karen C. Yotis
Temporary Worker vs. Direct Hire Workers’ Comp Filings in Illinois: The Art of the Raw Deal

By Karen C. Yotis, Feature Resident Columnist, LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter While stopping just shy of concluding that temporary worker status—by itself—results in lower workers’ comp claim awards, a new study...

California Workers' Compensation Institute
CWCI Study Finds California Workers’ Comp IMR Volume May Be Leveling Off

Oakland – A new study on the California workers’ compensation independent medical review (IMR) process established by state lawmakers to resolve medical disputes finds that in the first half of this year, more than 91% of all utilization review...

LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff
California: Step One in Building Your Case – Lay the Foundation

Before you build a house, you first make sure to construct a sturdy foundation. The same is true, in litigation. Before you build a case with evidence, you must set the foundation by verifying that the evidence you present is sufficiently credible and...

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Thomas A. Robinson
United States: Workers’ Compensation Disability Findings Not Binding in Social Security Disability Claim

Observing that it is well settled law that an administrative law judge (ALJ) hearing a Social Security claim for Disability Insurance Benefits (DIB) need not give controlling weight to a treating physician's opinions concerning a claimant's “disability”...