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Latest Developments in Workers Comp Law…

Workers’ compensation lawyers may face extraordinarily complicated issues when dealing with third party settlements. Staying on top of current statutes and case law is crucial. In this episode of Workers’ Comp Matters, host Alan Pierce welcomes Cathy Surbeck to discuss subrogation and liens on third party settlements. Subrogation refers to instances where an insurance company steps into the injured worker’s shoes to sue a third party. They explain the variables involved in these matters and give specific examples of how processes differ in various states…. Read more
If you're injured on the job, workers' comp benefits everyone. You get compensation for workplace injuries or illness without having to sue. Your employer and coworkers don't have to worry about liability for the accident. And your benefits help make up for the income you lose while you're out injured, but they're not taxed as income. Injury and Illness The tax laws for workers' comp also apply to other benefits, such as black-lung compensation for miners or Jones Act job-injury pay for the Merchant Marine. Generally, if you get money because you became sick or injured due to your job… Read more
Attorney Christopher Asvar believes he has secured the highest known workers’ compensation insurance settlement in California history, totaling $8.9 million on behalf of a Antonio Enriquez, who suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2004 at the age of 18 after falling from a scaffold. Asvar said he’s talked to “structured settlement folks up and down the state,” and with those negotiating the settlement on behalf of California’s State Fund, and everyone he’s spoken with agrees this is the highest known workers’ comp settlement in California. Workers’ comp settlements in California are not tracked by size, and what those involved with… Read more