About the Judges

For our first Best Blogs contest we reached out to several industry leaders, each with a different position and perspective on the workers' compensation industry. They collectively combed through more than 50 nominated blogs to select the best our industry has to offer. We appreciate their input, and thank them for their efforts. You may see who they are and read their bios here.


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Announcing the WorkersCompensation.com Best Blog Designees for 2016!


The blogs below were all nominated by citizens of the workers' compensation community. They were judged on several criteria. In addition to objective categories such as age of blog, frequency of posting and website traffic**, they were also assessed by an independent judging panel for content quality, value and timeliness. Designated blog category was determined by people nominating the blog. In the event of multiple nominations, the category selected by the majority of nominators was used.


Congratulations to the winners, listed below in the order of their overall score:


Work Comp Roundup, Author Michael Stack - Category: Education


From Bob's Cluttered Desk, Author Robert Wilson - Category: National Issues


Managed Care Matters, Author Joe Paduda - Category: Medical Management


DePaolo's Work Comp World, Author David Depaolo - Category: National Issues


WorkersComp Insider, Authors Tom Lynch & Julie Ferguson - Category: National Issues


Workers' Compensation by Gelman, Author Jon Gelman - Category: Legal


The Official Medicare Set Aside Blog, Author Jennifer Jordan - Category: MSA/Settlements


Conference Chronicles, Author Varied - Category: Education


Florida Workers' Comp Adjudication, Author David Langham - Category: Legal


Work Safe, Texas, Author Varied - Category: Carrier


Franco Signor MSP Blog, Author Varied - Category: MSA/Settlements


Workers' Comp Zone. Author Julius Young - Category: Legal


MedicareInsights Blog, Author Rafael Gonzalez - Category: MSA/Settlements


Alabama Workers' Compensation Blawg, Author Varied - Category: Regional/State Specific


Evidence Based, Author Michael Gavin - Category: Medical Management


Mark Pew, Author Mark Pew - Category: Medical Management


Louisiana Comp Blog, Author Varied - Category: Regional/State Specific


Sedgwick Connection, Author Varied - Category: TPA


New Jersey Workers' Comp Blog, Author John Geaney - Category: Regional/State Specific


The Return to Work Blog, Author Varied - Category: Carrier


Simply Work Comp, Author Varied - Category: Safety/Prevention


MEMIC Safety Net, Author Varied - Category: Safety/Prevention