An important decision came down today on an issue that concerns practitioners, employers, carriers and third party administrators. The decision is the first appellate level opinion on a long-running dispute ... Read More
What happens when an order is entered against an employer to pay a workers’ compensation award and then respondent appeals the decision? Does respondent have to pay benefits pending appeal? If it does have ... Read More
Ask almost anyone what’s wrong with health care in the U.S. and you’re likely to hear about runaway costs. The other common refrain is that for all we spend as a country, the results, too often, ... Read More
Three news items hit the desk, ranging from bad to awful.
More than 73,000 of us died of drug overdoses in the 12 months ending February, 2020. That’s four thousand more deaths than the previous ... Read More
Legal Update by Attorney Alison Stewart and Law Clerk Jordan Gehlhaar A recent Commissioner Appeal Decision in Deng v. Farmland Foods, Inc., Workers’ Compensation Commissioner Joseph Cortese II determined ... Read More
Well, that is perhaps a little too much, too ambitious. But we are returning! I am excited this morning to be in Naples for the Florida Association of Self-Insureds (FASI) conference! Yes, you read that ... Read More
Pennsylvania - A workers’ compensation bill that focuses on expanding coverage for volunteer firefighters in Pennsylvania is seeing new life after laying untouched since February. SB 94 was ... Read More
Imagine taking a “pain” medication that may actually intensify the suffering. Add to that frequent side effects, such as respiratory distress, constipation, sexual dysfunction and depression, and ... Read More
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