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UR: Money Talk, Injured Workers Walk

As my college buddy ZQ used to say, “JT, money talk, bullshit walk.” In workers’ compensation and Utilization Review (UR), “money talk, injured workers walk.” In workers’ comp, UR is the process [...]

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Workers’ Compensation: Medical Treatment Denied!

Workers’ comp patients are entitled to medical treatment for their on the job injuries according to the California State Constitution and Labor Code.   But why are Injured Workers treated like [...]

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Workers’ Comp IMR: Take As Long As You Want

Independent Medical Review is the appeal process in workers’ compensation for Utilization Review denials of medical treatment.  The IMR appeal goes to an anonymous state assigned doctor who [...]

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Workers Comp IMR

The Court of Appeals in Stevens ruled that workers’ compensation IMR does not violate the California Constitution.  IMR or Independent Medical Review, is the process in workers’ comp where a [...]

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IMR Unconstitutional?

IMR Unconstitutional?   Workers’ compensation law has never really made sense. Is it workers’ comp, or is it employers’ protection?   Is workers’ comp law here for injured workers, to make [...]

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Workers’ Compensation Medical Treatment: A Constitutional Right?

Past blogs have addressed the problems in workers’ compensation injured workers are having receiving medical treatment for their industrial injuries.  Independent Medical Review (IMR) is denying [...]

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Workers’ Compensation: Medical Treatment Denied!

Workers’ compensation patients are entitled to medical treatment for their on the job injuries according to the California State Constitution and Labor Code. But why are injured workers treated [...]

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Medical Treatment for Injured Workers

Workers’ Compensation law requires employers and their workers’ comp carriers to provide medical treatment to injured workers for their industrial injuries.  Workers’ comp law requires the [...]

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Workers’ Comp and Apportionment: The Hits Keep Coming

Those unfortunate enough to get hurt on the job know big changes in workers’ compensation laws slammed injured workers in 2004.  This attack included substantial alterations of the law of [...]

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Injured Workers Benefits Cut – Insurers Get Fat

Readers of the Beacon know that in 2004 the Governor, backed by employers and insurance companies, gutted the laws that were supposed to protect injured workers.  Now, in 2006, we are starting to [...]

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