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Why Is It So Hard to Get Treatment For My Work Injury?

All medical treatment must be recommended by the physician. The physician must submit the treatment request, in writing, on a form called Request For Authorization (RFA).  Once the WC carrier receives the RFA, it may either approve the RFA or send it to its Utilization Review (UR) department. The UR department has 5 business days from the

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What Is My Worker’s Compensation Case Worth?

During the course of your claim, the worker’s compensation (WC) carrier may offer you a lump sum settlement, called a Compromise and Release (C&R). The advantage of settling your claim is that you may choose your own doctor instead of being forced to use the WC carrier’s doctors. You may decide when you get the treatment and

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The Practical Guide to COVID-19 and Workers’ Compensation

Were you or a loved one exposed to novel coronavirus at work?  If you believe that to be true, then workers’ compensation (WC) benefits may be available to you or your loved ones. The WC system delivers benefits to those who suffer an injury at work, including exposure to COVID-19.  These benefits include, but are

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The Disability System’s Response to The COVID-19 Pandemic

We are all living in unprecedented times.  That is no different in the legal world.  That said, the benefits of technology have allowed some things to continue with some modifications in procedures while other things have been changed completely.  We have attempted to centralize the various changes to inform our clients and the community at

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What’s A Cumulative Trauma?

What is a cumulative trauma (CT)? When you think of a work related injury, what comes to mind? A slip-and-fall? Something falling and hurting you?  Lifting a box and your back goes out?   It may surprise you to learn that not all injuries are due to one specific event. Many work related injuries happen over