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LexisNexis Top 25 Blogs for Workers' Compensation and Workplace Issues

Three California bloggers among 2010 honorees

In This Issue
* PANEL DECISIONS: MPN, Compensable Consequence
* BLOG ROUND UP: fraud, CCCs, public safety officers, liens, exclusive remedy
* JOB POSTING: Defense attorney

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Dear WC Professionals:

Congratulations to all the honorees for Top 25 Blogs!

Robin E. Kobayashi, J.D.
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The LexisNexis Workers' Compensation Law Community has selected its 2010 honorees for the Top 25 Blogs for Workers' Compensation and Workplace Issues. Among the honorees are three California bloggers: Julius Young, Joseph Truce, and Judge Colleen Casey.


These top blogsites contain some of the best writing out there on workers' compensation and workplace issues. They also show us how workplace issues interact with politics and culture. Moreover, they demonstrate how bloggers can impact the world of workers' compensation and workplace issues.


Congratulations to all the honorees!  Read more.


A quick guide to the honorees is reprinted below as well.
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MPNs; Referral to Outside Specialist. WCAB reversed WCJ's finding that applicant was in need of further medical treatment for right knee injury, including referral to sports medicine doctor outside defendant's MPN who performed medial meniscus transplants or graft procedures, and held that record did not support award of treatment outside defendant's MPN, when applicant did not follow MPN procedures for outside referral as outlined in LC 4616.3 and Rule 9768.17. See Hernandez panel decision. 

Compensable Consequence Injuries. WCAB held that it had jurisdiction more than five years after applicant's knee injury to enforce prior medical treatment award and to award treatment for compensable consequence injury to low back, when WCAB found that its authority to enforce medical treatment awards is not subject in LC §§ 5410, 5803 and 5804 five-year limitation periods, and that in enforcing a general award of further medical treatment, WCAB may require employer to provide treatment for compensable consequence injury even if that condition was not part of original award and if employee first requested treatment for condition more than five years after date of original injury, based upon principle that subsequent injury relates back to original injury. See Allar panel decision.

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LexisNexis Top 25 Blogs for Workers' Compensation and Workplace Issues - 2010 Honorees







Columbus Workers' Compensation Law Blog

Published by Philip J. Fulton Law Office

Navigable Waters

Published by Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett

Work Comp Complex Care Blog

Published by Total Medical Solutions


Comp Time by Roberto Ceniceros

Published by Business Insurance

Workers' Comp Insider

Published by Lynch Ryan


Colorado Workers Comp Blog

Published by Richard E. Falcone, Esq.

Course and Scope: Connecticut Workers' Compensation

Published by James Aspell, Esq.

Delaware Detour & Frolic

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A workers' comp law blog by Cassandra Roberts

Thumbs UpEAMS Blogs Reference Page

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Published by California Division of Workers' Compensation

Thumbs UpGeorge the Bartender Series

Published by Kegel, Tobin & Truce, Attorneys at Law

Georgia Workers Compensation Bog

Moderated by Attorney Jodi Ginsberg

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

Published by Altman & Altman LLP

Nevada Workers' Compensation Law Blog

Published by Virginia Hunt Law Office

New York Workers' Compensation Alliance Blog

Published by New York State Workers' Compensation Alliance

North Carolina Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

Published by Law Offices of Michael A. DeMayo, LLP


Published by Roland Legal PLLC

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

Published by Brilliant & Neiman, LLC

Thumbs UpWorkers Comp Zone

Published by Julius Young


Managed Care Matters

Published by Joseph Paduda

The Official Medicare Set Aside Blog and Information Resource

Published by MEDVAL LLC

Weekly Toll

Published by

Working Immigrants

Published by Peter Rousmaniere



Published by Kevin Jones

The Workers' Comp Gazette

Published by WorkCompSeminars and Douglas Claims & Risks Consultants, Inc.

Workers' Comp Kit Blog

Published by Amaxx Risk Solutions, Inc.
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Cal Comp CasesCalifornia Compensation Cases October Advanced Postings 10/25/2010. Read it.

Goldman Magdalin KrikesGovernor Schwarzenegger Signs Multiple Bills Expanding Workers' Compensation Benefits for Public Safety Officers, by Goldman, Magdalin & Krikes. Read it.

Goldman Magdalin KrikesCalifornia: Presiding Judge Jorja Frank Holds Hearing on Los Angeles WCAB District Office's Notice of Intent to Consolidate Interpreting Liens, by Goldman, Magdalin & Krikes. Read it.

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> CA: Riverside Man Sentenced for Illegally Selling Liens on Workers' Comp Insurance Claims

> US Secretary Solis Reports Decline In Workplace Injuries And Illnesses
> Federal Contractors: Employee vs. Contractor Issues
> NFL Cracks Down on Illegal Hits, Part of New Safety Measures for Football Players
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