The Legislature created for industrially injured employees the right to receive Temporary Disability benefits in order to afford them with a stream of income during the recuperation period for the purpose of expediting their return to work.
Author: Jeff Stander
Occasionally, the Courts enable the perpetuation of gamesmanship. In Saldana v Color Spot Nurseries 2017 Cal.Wrk. Comp. P.D. 46, the employee asserted four Applications alleging injury AOE/COE to multiple body parts.
Can a physician’s report be thrown out where one party communicates with the practitioner?
In Garcia v Yirae Fashions 2017 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS 30, the Court addressed the proper procedure for challenging the specialty designated in a QME panel request.
Joe Smith, a surly, disgruntled, sub-optimum, morbidly obese individual, has claimed the occurrence of an industrial injury to his back.
In Galleano Winery, Inc. v WCAB (Macias) (1997) 61 CCC 1547, the Court declared that the workers’ compensation process will be perverted where there is any “exercise in gamesmanship.”
According to the Legislative Analyst’s Office’s February 17, 2017 report, the repeal of the 2010 Affordable Care Act could have substantial ramifications to the State of California.
The Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board recently issued its decision in Feige v State of California 2017 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS 10.
No two words within the Workers’ Compensation system create more of a universal repugnance than lien claimant. The stench of the fraudulent medical providers has been exacerbated by their apparent ability to impose upon the employers of this state responsibility for satisfying their liens.
Independent Medical Review. Although the words appear clear, confusion exists in their application, depending upon the statute that is utilized.
Numerous efforts were undertaken in years past to eliminate fraud from the workers’ compensation system.
Sally Smith filed an Application for Adjudication of Claim alleging that she sustained an industrial injury to her psyche because she heard gossip in the work place that she had been having an extra-marital affair, that she’s a home-wrecker and a husband-stealer.