There are a lot of questions about modified work duties.
Larger corporations generally have policies in place to address modified work, but smaller employers may not know how to handle modified work duties. A lot of supervisors don’t understand Labor Code requirements regarding provision of modified work duties. Continue reading
Source: Uber Still Doesn’t Get It: Company Docs Reveal Flimsy Plan for Injured Workers
This article outlines the issues faced by drivers working for Uber who are injured, assaulted, or otherwise injured while driving for Uber. Not suprisingly, being a driver for hire is one of the most dangerous jobs that exists in terms of fatal accidents and workplace violence. Continue reading
(** This is a fantastic article by Tom Moring, a Phoenix Attorney practicing with law firm Jaberg Wilk** ) Article
When clients come to me for legal advice, I assume they will consider my advice, if not follow it. However, for sake of argument, let’s say you are different and you want to know the best ways to negatively impact the attorney/client relationship. Continue reading
[Although originally posted in Nov. 2015, this provides a good outline of how Utilization Review is “supposed” to work…]
For many, utilization review (UR) is an abstract concept. If you have a fuzzy understanding of UR, this article is for you. If you have a solid understanding of UR, then this article may be a good refresher. Either way, if your work involves workers’ comp, you should have at least a basic understanding of how the UR process works. Continue reading
Interesting investigative report on the impact of worker’s compensation exclusions used in classifying employees in order to avoid increased worker’s compensation costs. Includes a great interview with colleague and friend Brett “MadDog” Borah in San Jose. KCRW investigative report addresses a number of concerns in which classifying employees as “independent contractors” (a common occurrence in the trucking industry) shifts the burden of medical and disability costs onto the worker’s shoulders, and eventually shifting the burden to the taxpayers.
What Happens During an AME/Panel QME/QME Evaluation?
TL:DR; You show up, Doctor examines you and asks questions, reads your records and then writes a report. This report decides the level of disability, which body parts are injured, and whether or not you are P&S (permanent and stationary). This is an important report that affects the value of your case. Continue reading
You are entitled to reimbursement from your workers’ compensation insurance carrier for travel to and from the following:
All of your workers’ compensation doctor’s appointments. This includes specialty provider appointments and QME/AME doctor’s appointments.
Your pharmacy when you pick up medications prescribed by your workers’ compensation providers.
Toll fare and parking expenses related to the above. Continue reading
This is Part III of an NBC Bay Area investigation into California’s workers’ compensation system.
Click here to see Part I.
Click here to see Part II.
Injured workers face an uphill, long-odds battle if they want to appeal the denial of medical care through California’s workers’ compensation system, state data shows. Continue reading