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DOES NEW JERSEY HAVE SOMETHING SIMILAR TO PARTIAL TEMP BENEFITS IN WORKERS’ COMPENSATION?

          The old adage is that New Jersey is a not a partial temp state, but is that really true?  In some ...

JUDGE OF COMPENSATION PROPERLY DENIED EMPLOYEE’S REQUEST FOR COMMUTATION OF SETTLEMENT

Unlike many states, most settlements in New Jersey are paid out over a period of weeks, often with payments carrying out well into the future.  ...

EMPLOYER WAIVED ITS OBJECTION TO POLICY CANCELLATION BY WAITING SEVEN YEARS BEFORE RAISING ISSUE OF PROPER CANCELLATION

Janice Davis was injured on April 23, 2007 in a work-related accident.  She filed a claim petition promptly against Yassien Mobility Assistance & Ambulance, Inc., ...

COURT ALLOWS CLAIMANT TO REOPEN PREVIOUSLY DISMISSED CLAIM BASED ON DISHONESTY OF CLAIMANT’S ATTORNEY

          Cases dismissed underN.J.S.A. 34:15-54 for lack of prosecution are permanently closed if not reinstated within one  year.  The matter ofKost ...

What can a PIP carrier do when it believes the bills it has paid arise from a workers’ compensation case but the injured party has never filed a claim?

In New Jersey, the PIP carrier has a right to file a workers’ compensation claim petition in the name of the injured worker, but there ...

APPELLATE COURT FINE TUNES STANDARDS FOR MOTIONS FOR MEDICAL AND TEMPORARY DISABILITY BENEFITS

        Sometimes the seemingly minor cases have significant long-term impact.  The case ofAmedeo v. United Parcel Service, A-1013-13T2 (App. Div. April 8, 2015) may be one ...

Wisconsin Employer Facing More than $102K in Fines

Once again, workers were exposed to dangerous amputation hazards while fabricating metal products because safety mechanisms were not in place at Wisconsin-based Koser Iron Works ...

State Appellate Court Reinstates Plaintiff’s MSP Private Cause of Action Against No-Fault Insurer– “Demonstrated Responsibility” can be Established Without a Settlement, Judgment, or Award based on Insurance Contract

I recently posted a blogwire article regarding CMS’ May 5th webinar wherein CMS expressed their intent to recover conditional payments in Ongoing Responsibility for Medical (ORM) ...

05/06/2015 Iowa News Update

Pella Corporation v. Diana Winn, Court of Appeals of Iowa, No. 14-0771On February 4, 2011, Claimant, Diana Winn, filed two petitions with the Iowa Workers’ ...

04/22/2015 Iowa News Update

Polaris Industries, Inc. v. Ken E. Sharar, Court of Appeals of Iowa, No. 14-1648Claimant, Ken Sharar, has been employed by Polaris since 2003. His work ...

If No Light Duty Is Available, Can The Employer Terminate Employment?

We had very successful webinar recently on the New ADA Return to Work Interpretations.  There were many questions from the audience.  Find below the responses to ...

Santa Clara County D.A. Charges 3 with Comp Fraud

Three California individuals ended up recently on the wrong side of the law.   A lab worker, a housekeeper at a local mall and a roofer were ...

COMPClub Offers Expert Training to Slash Workers’ Comp Costs

New Service from Amaxx, Leader in Cost Control, Provides Unique Training Community   COMPClub, offering training, community and knowledge- for everyone who needs to help their organization ...

Texas’ DWC to Host Annual Workplace Safety Event

Employers in Texas looking to learn more about safe workplaces will get the chance in May during a three-day event.   The Division of Workers Compensation (DWC) ...

Expert Testimony Required For Employee To Establish Disability

  Paul Fields worked as a mechanic for H and E Equipment Services, LLC for over 11 years.  Mr. Fields alleged an at-work injury to his ...

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David Langham is the Deputy Chief Judge of Compensation Claims for the Florida Office of Judges of Compensation Claims at the Division of Administrative Hearings. He has been involved in workers’ compensation for over 25 years as an attorney, an adjudicator, and administrator. He has delivered hundreds of professional lectures, published numerous articles on workers’ compensation in a variety of publications, and is a frequent blogger on Florida Workers’ Compensation Adjudication. David is a founding director of the National Association of Workers’ Compensation Judiciary and the Professional Mediation Institute, and is involved in the Southern Association of Workers’ Compensation Administrators (SAWCA) and the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC). He is a vocal advocate of leveraging technology and modernizing the dispute resolution processes of workers’ compensation.
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