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California: Interpreters at Medical Treatment Appointments (WCAB en banc)

WCAB Issues En Banc Decision regarding Allowable Fees for Interpreters at Medical Treatment Appointments. In a March 17, 2011 decision, Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board issued an en banc decision in the matter of Jose Guitron v. Santa Fe Extruders allowing for payment of interpreters at...

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Trauma Induced Stroke in Fall From Wheelchair Not Compensable Aggravation of Original Injury

Larson's Spotlight on Aggravation of Original Injury, Credit for Pension Benefits, and Injuries Related to Medical Treatment . Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers' Compensation Law , has compiled...

Virginia: Even After Modifying Vehicle for Wheelchair, Employer Still Responsible for Transportation to Med Appointments

A Virginia appellate court held that an employer was required to provide transportation to medical appointments for a permanently impaired employee who was wheelchair dependent in spite of the fact that it had earlier paid to modify the employee’s vehicle to accommodate his condition. Citing Larson’s...

Oklahoma: Yet Another Provision of State’s Workers’ Compensation Law Held Unconstitutional

The forfeiture provision found in Okla. Stat. tit. 85A, § 57, part of the Oklahoma Administrative Workers’ Compensation Act (“the Act”), which bars an injured employee from further benefits (both medical care and indemnity) if the employee misses two or more scheduled medical...