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The workers’ compensation system exists for many reasons

The workers’ compensation system exists for many reasons.  It exists for employers to allow them to avoid liability suits and to avoid a jury holding them accountable for injuring their workers. For workers it provides benefits, regardless of fault, and in theory it provides an expedited litigation system. What most people don’t really understand, however,
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MCO – THE DARK SIDE OF WORKERS COMPENSATION!

One of the changes that were implemented in the 1990 legislation was the creation of managed care organizations for workers comp claims. Most people did not think this was going to be that significant of a change, and it did take quite a while to get off the ground because putting the infrastructure and building
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Social Security and the self-employed! DON’T MAKE THIS MISTAKE!

Although we primarily do workers compensation, we also do quite a bit of Social Security work. I had the recent misfortune to do an intake on a couple whose working circumstances are not usual. The one member stopped working in 2001 to take care of sick parents. The other part of the couple worked
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Attorney Discussions are Confidential..But once waved!!!!

Recently, I’ve posted about being honest and careful with your lawyer. It is important to make sure that you fully discuss problems with your lawyer.It is also important for the lawyer to completely discuss case matters with the client. It is then incumbent upon the client to make sure that those discussions remain confidential.All client/attorney
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Communication Between Attorney and Client is Critical!

Attorneys should make every effort to be as clear as possible in language that the client can understand. Clients, for their part, must communicate as much information as possible about their situation so that the attorney can properly advise them. All of this is particularly true in the context of making a decision to settle
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Insurance companies exist to take in premiums not to pay benefits!

Ifrequently tell my clients, in explaining bad behavior by insurance companies, that insurance companies exist to take in premiums and not to pay out benefits. Self-insured employers behave the same way.Here is a link documenting the most extreme behavior I have seen by any employer.How Tesla and its doctor made sure injured employees didn’t get
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Tragedy of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Led to Workplace Safety Laws

In the early 20th century, states around the country began passing laws implementing workers compensation. There were several sets of pressures being brought to bear on legislatures causing them to pass these laws. Organized labor (primarily AFL in Oregon) was doing their best to persuade legislatures to pass workers compensation acts. There was also an
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