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Alabama Employers can Deny Claim While also Paying Indemnity and Medical Benefits

On July 25, 2014, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals considered an interesting scenario where the trial judge granted an employee’s motion to strike the ...

The Alabama Race to the Courthouse Can Sometimes be an Exercise in Futility

Earlier this month, we reported on a case where a trial court denied an employer’s motion to transfer venue based on the doctrine of forum ...

Alabama Employers can Deny Claim While also Paying Indemnity and Medical Benefits

On July 25, 2014, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals considered an interesting scenario where the trial judge granted an employee’s motion to strike the ...

The Alabama Race to the Courthouse Can Sometimes be an Exercise in Futility

Earlier this month, we reported on a case where a trial court denied an employer’s motion to transfer venue based on the doctrine of forum ...

Using Social Media to Fight Workers Compensation Fraud

Most employees are honest. A few are not. When an employee presents an un-witnessed, subjective injury workers’ compensation claim, the smart employer will encourage the ...

Six Arrested in California Workers Comp Fraud Cases

Six individuals in California found themselves on the wrong side of the law recently.   On June 6, five suspects associated with three paving companies were arrested ...

Employers, Claims And The Importance Of Information.

Lets start with the good news. Most employers are sitting on enough information to solve nearly all of their comp problems. The bad news is ...

Communicate Your Work Comp Program So Employees Use It

Having a great workers’ comp program is meaningless if your employees don’t know about it and use it. To get your employees to know about ...

Recognize And Prevent Red Flags Of Escalated Work Comp Claim Costs

One of the biggest threats to an employer’s workers compensation cost is often not one bad claim, but an escalated cost an multiple claims. With that ...

Massachusetts Employer Cited after Supervisor’s Death

The death of one man on the job has led to a sizable fine for one Massachusetts business.   A 35-year-old sanitation supervisor at a New ...

WorkSafe Australia to Inspect Motor Vehicle Repair Businesses

Authorities in Australia are not overlooking the importance of having a safe working environment for those repairing motor vehicles.   WorkSafe said recently that it will soon ...

Cavalcade of Risk #213

Econ-blogger extraordinaire Jason Shafrin hosts this week's short but eclectic collection of risk-related posts, from life and health insurance to Worker's Comp, and plenty in-between: ...

Injury Prevention: Look In Mirror, “You’re Looking At The Problem”

All injuries are preventable. If you really think about it, if everyone did everything they were supposed to do accidents probably would never happen.   Sure equipment ...

3 Reasons Why Comp Claims Seem To Go On Forever

Over the years, I’ve had safety directors or claims managers tell me that workers compensation claims move slower than a 1 legged dog on tranquilizers.  ...

Texas DWC Accepting Comments on Injured Employee Ruling

Officials in the Lone Star State are looking at a ruling that would help injured workers.   The Texas Division of Workers Compensation (DWC) noted recently that ...

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John D'Alusio

John D'Alusio

John D’Alusio has over 30 years experience in P/C insurance with executive management positions in administration, field operations, and claim technical areas. Mr. D’Alusio has had many articles published in industry periodicals, and is also a contributing author to the LexisNexis published, “Complete Guide to Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance.” He writes a monthly column for Risk & Insurance Magazine and is a quarterly columnist for AMComp Magazine.
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