From the desk of Patrick B. Guy, Attorney January 2020 PRACTICE TIP: The Workers' Compensation Board expanded the type of providers and the scope of the treatment and services they can independently provide to injured workers effective 1/1/2020. The purpose of this newsletter is to provide you with easy access to [...]
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December 2019 From the Desk of Patrick B. Guy PRACTICE TIP: When evaluating a medical opinion on schedule loss of use, make certain the physician is appropriately interpreting and applying any Special Considerations set forth in the 2018 Impairment Guidelines. If a Special Consideration applies, the doctor’s opinion can be limited [...]
From the Desk of John H. Snyder November 2019 VOLUNTARY RETIREMENT: QUITTERS NEVER WIN. WINNERS NEVER QUIT. PRACTICE TIP: When you are faced with a claimant's retirement, and claim for awards, be certain to investigate the circumstances and reasons for the retirement as securing a voluntary retirement finding provides a defense [...]
From the Desk of David L. Niefer September Newsletter Old Slu Followed by New TKR: Don’t fall into the “Which Guideline” trap PRACTICE TIP: When evaluating a claim involving a previous schedule loss of use utilizing the pre-2018 Impairment Guidelines, do not assume that the old Guidelines will apply to any [...]
From the Desk of Jason M. Carlton October 2019 Temporary Awards After 130 Weeks May Now Be Permanent – Keep An Eye Out For Post-4/10/17 Claims Practice Tip: Any claim having a date of injury on or after April 10, 2017 should be flagged as a case where an [...]