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California Workers’ Compensation Reform SB 863 Analysis: Medical Treatment Provisions

***NEW! TO READ AN UPDATED ANALYSIS OF THE 8/30/2012 VERSION OF SB 863, CLICK HERE . On 8/31/2012, the Legislature passed SB 863.*** ***WARNING: The analysis below was based on the 8/24/2012 version of SB 863. Several amendments were made to the bill since that time. *** The proposed “new...

California Workers’ Compensation Reform SB 863 Analysis: Medical Treatment Provisions

***NEW! TO READ AN UPDATED ANALYSIS OF THE 8/30/2012 VERSION OF SB 863, CLICK HERE . On 8/31/2012, the Legislature passed SB 863.*** ***WARNING: The analysis below was based on the 8/24/2012 version of SB 863. Several amendments were made to the bill since that time. *** The proposed “new...

California: WCAB Provides Further Guidance on Lien Activation Fees

By David Bryan Leonard, Esq. Three new panel decisions illustrate how the WCAB is interpreting the new lien activation fees. These decisions should be of great interest to the workers’ comp community and are summarized below. Note: The three panel decisions can be accessed for free for a...

Colorado: $840,000 Fine For Failure to Insure Was Excessive

The imposition of more than $840,000 fine against an uninsured employer was unconstitutionally excessive under both the 8th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and a similarly-worded provision of the Colorado constitution, where the fine was based upon a statutory formula, but did not take into consideration...

New Jersey: No Lost Wages = No Temporary Disability Benefits

Stressing that temporary disability benefits are intended to be a partial substitute for a loss of current wages and that actual absence from work is a prerequisite to a temporary disability award, a New Jersey appellate court affirmed the denial of such benefits to an unemployed New Jersey firefighter...