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Workers’ Compensation Mediation – What Employers Need to Know

The costs of civil litigation, and uncertainties of a jury trial, have turned mediation into its own cottage industry. Now more than ever, parties involved in civil suits will voluntarily agree to mediate the dispute, with...more

California Net Verdict Calculator for the iPad

One of my first posts on this blog discussed all the complications involved with calculating a verdict in California for personal injury cases, especially when a workers’ compensation lien and/or prior settlement must be...more

I’ve been released from care with permanent restrictions and I can’t go back to work in my previous job. Do I still get paid...

If your employer cannot accommodate your restrictions, then yes you would continue to be entitled to benefits under the Act. These benefits are called Maintenance benefits. These are different than temporary total disability...more

Why It Pays to "Visualize an Injury" for Mediation or Trial

In litigation, it’s one thing to talk about an injury in dry medical terms, and quite a different and more powerful thing to show what actually happened anatomically at the time of injury. In a personal injury case, attorneys...more

Illinois Court on Admissibility of Economist’s Testimony in Workers’ Compensation Case

In a recent Appellate Court of Illinois, First District decision, United Airlines v. Workers’ Compensation Commission, No. 1-09-2966WC, at issue was whether the lower court properly upheld the adoption of the decision of...more

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