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California WCAB Panel Denies Psychiatric Benefits as Compensable Consequence to Head Injury

Panel Decision Denies Industrial Psychiatric Treatment Notwithstanding Medical Evidence That Such Treatment Was Medically Necessary. The Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, in a panel decision issued July 7, 2010 , determined that there was insufficient evidence to support an award of psychiatric...

West Virginia Supreme Court Continues Trend of Weakening Medical Management Guidelines

By H. Dill Battle, III In a new reported decision the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals addressed the addition of psychiatric diagnoses as a secondary condition to a compensable injury. In Hale v. WVOIC and Rockspring Development, Inc . , No. 101028, (W. Va. March 22, 2012), the Court continues...

The Top 10 Bizarre Workers’ Compensation Cases for 2014

Thomas A. Robinson, J.D., the Feature National Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , is a leading commentator and expert on the law of workers’ compensation. For the past five or six years, I’ve shared with readers my annual list of bizarre workers’...