Court Says WCAB Usurped UR/IMR Process

The Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board overstepped its authority when it ordered parties to submit a dispute over additional housekeeping services back to the nurse that made the initial determination, says … Read More »

Lien Fee Payment Timeline Clarified

A California Court of Appeal denied the pleas of the State Compensation Insurance Fund and refused to overturn the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board. The case involves hundreds of workers’ comp … Read More »

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Apportionment is Mandatory

A California Court of Appeal overturned the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board and said apportionment is mandatory when a pre-existing condition adds to the level of permanent disability for an injured … Read More »

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Exclusive Remedy Upheld

A Southern California federal district court reaffirmed that workers’ compensation is the “sole and exclusive remedy of the employee or his or her dependents against the employer” with its dismissal … Read More »

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