201112.27
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Thorough Witness Prep Produces Recent I&F Win

At times Respondents are presented with scenarios where the medical evidence and histories appear very consistent and contemporaneous with the accident and the defense largely consists of a supervisor or co-worker testifying that the Petitioner said he injured himself outside of work. The importance of developing and nurturing that witness testimony into even more evidence…

201112.21
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I&F Case Study: The IME and Issues of Necessary Medical Treatment

Although reasonable people might disagree as to the benefits of chiropractic care in the WC arena, there is no arguing the fact that a long term course of care with a chiropractor for a back injury can lead to a difficult claim.  It’s also no secret that the Commission can express a preference for the…

201112.13
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I&F wins where petitioner fails to carry burden of proof

The Commission recently reversed an unfavorable decision by the Arbitrator as to our client’s liability for renewed treatment and lost time five months after the prior treating physician deemed the claimant at MMI. Our client had paid benefits on a repetitive trauma claim for a couple of years through surgery and follow up care necessitated…