The basic terms we use in workers' compensation have meanings, associations and connotations whether we like them or not. I received a lot of questions and comments on my last post about terms such as ... Read More
WC is statutorily required in all states (except Texas, where an employer can opt out of the system and take their chances under common law when an employee is injured). So how can there be so many E&O ... Read More
Workers' compensation is an extremely complex form of social insurance. Those who specialize in workers' compensation tend to adopt jargon as a kind of shorthand to express concepts to those in the ... Read More
As I was preparing to write a blog for this website last week, I received unexpected and tragic personal news. My best friend had succumbed to complications from multiple myeloma (blood plasma cancer) after ... Read More
There has been major emphasis over the last decade in the WC industry, and indeed in healthcare in general, on hospitalizations, pharmaceutical spend, and diagnostic testing. Naturally, this has taken shape ... Read More
Arthur Larson, the late, great academic of Workers Compensation law from Duke University is probably turning over in his grave. How can a statutorily required line of line of insurance that comprises almost ... Read More
If you have been keeping up with recent developments, you no doubt have read about the fact that AIG is paying out $596 million to settle two court actions. The first involves $146 million to various states ... Read More
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Arbitration News in Workers' Compensation Most practitioners are surprised to learn that Chapter 440 (the Florida workers' compensation law) includes an arbitration provision, section 440.1926. This provides that
"the employer, carrier, and ...