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CWCI Scorecard Examines Restaurant Claims in the California Workers’ Comp System

The California Workers' Compensation Institute has issued its latest "Industry Scorecard" which provides detailed data on claims filed by restaurant workers in California for job injuries that occurred between January 2000 through the end...

Vernon R. Sumwalt
Vernon Sumwalt on North Carolina Preapproval and Awards of Retroactive Attendant Care Services

In this Emerging Issues Analysis, Vernon Sumwalt says the delay in authorizing medical compensation is viral throughout the workers' compensation system. Sumwalt analyzes the recent case of Boylan v. Verizon Wireless , in which the North Carolina...

LexisNexis Workers' Comp Newsroom Fraud Team
Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter 2/28/2010 - Recent Arrests, Charges, Convictions & Investigations

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...

Thomas A. Robinson
Exclusive Remedy Bars Contribution Claim, But Not Indemnification Claim

An employer ("the employer") determined that it should install special safety mats around a shear cutting machine to eliminate hazards presented when a worker stood too close to the machine. The safety mats functioned by shutting the cutting...

Richard M. Jacobsmeyer
California: 1st District Reverses W.C.A.B. in Elliot – Follows W.C.A.B. Holding in Cervantes

The 1st Appellate District has reversed the W.C.A.B. decision in Elliot v W.C.A.B . , agreeing with the subsequently issued en banc decision in Cervantes v. El Aguila Food Products , Inc . (2009) 74 Cal.Comp.Cases 1336 ( Cervantes ) regarding the procedures...

Mark A. Reinhalter
BRB Decision in Wheeler v. Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company

It would seem beyond peradventure that the term "compensation" in a statute such as the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act ( 33 U.S.C.S. § 901 et seq.) would have a well-established meaning. Indeed, the statute's definitional...