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Workers Comp Ladder of Insurance Very Important Term in 2020

Workers Comp Ladder of Insurance – Subs of Subs Become Employees Early in my career, my insurance company employer sent me to what was a whirlwind of legal terms and concepts known as subrogation.   I took notes until my arm cramped with pain as I know this was important information. 

WALSH Test For Jurisdiction Appears Again in North Carolina

North Carolina WALSH Test For Jurisdiction The WALSH test for jurisdiction in Work Comp claims has shown itself in a North Carolina Court of Appeals case.   I was taught this very important test when I was an adjuster trainee  some time ago for a major carrier. I find it amazing

New Mexico Shocker – Rocky Mountain High – Dangerous Barrier Broken

Rocky Mountain High – In New Mexico A New Mexico Court of Appeals has recently ruled that an injured employee’s Workers Compensation carrier must pay for his marijuana prescription.  The ruling even noted the federal laws for medical marijuana would prohibit the use. According to the Santa-Fe New Mexican, The New Mexico

Florida Reverses Bad TTD Decision Saving Employers $65,000,000

Florida Reverses Bad TTD Decision The State of Florida reverses bad TTD decision saving employers $65,000,000 in Workers Comp payouts. Florida had previously declared the 104 week cap on Temporary Total Disability (TTD) benefits as unconstitutional.  I had even held it up as an example of how a Workers Comp

Florida E-Mod System Changed By Court of Appeals- Shocker

Florida E-Mod System v. Court of Appeals The Florida E-Mod system took a massive hit last week when a Court of Appeals decided that the state’s limit on Temporary Total benefits were unconstitutional. I find these types of decisions repugnant as try to “socially legislate”  Workers Compensation benefits ends us creating

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