Apportionment Case Law Update:
Apportionment is a frequently tried thorn in the workers’ compensation case. It is imperative that litigators understand how apportionment works. Perhaps no one in the state understands and explains the tricky issue of apportionment better that Ray Correio. Mr. Correio will dissect recent cases and discuss the hottest trends in apportionment law.
Opposite World in Workers’ Compensation:
The following examples may appear self-evident:
1) An applicant attorney must protect the client by appealing UR denials to IMR;
2) Defendants do not welcome IMR appeals and find them irritating and costly;
3) A primary treating MPN physician must be located within 30 miles of the employee’s residence;
4) An injured worker can only spend MSA money on medical care;
5) A UR decision that is upheld by IMR (and possibly the WCAB) remains valid for one year.
All Dahl’ed Up But Where To Go? – Litigating Permanent Total Disability In Accordance With the Fact Post SB-863:
A permanent total disability claim can be valued in the millions of dollars. Nowhere in workers’ compensation are the stakes higher. This panel of expert litigators will discuss, step by step, how to prove up and defend against claims of total disability in accordance with the fact under Labor Code section 4662(b) post SB-863 and provide their best tips and tricks for litigating your claim.