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Workers’ Compensation Psychological Testing

Workers' Compensation Psychological Testing By: Steven Babitsky, Esq. All psychological tests used to evaluate workers' compensation claimants are not of equal value. The objective psychological tests should be afforded more weight by judges and workers' compensation professionals. Some common psychological tests that are subjective include: —  BDI-II —  BSI 18 [...]


Reducing Workers’ Compensation Costs

Reducing Workers’ Compensation Costs By: Steven Babitsky, Esq. Employers, insurers and self-insurers are constantly looking for ways to reduce Workers' Compensation Costs. One of the key decisions they make is the selection of a workers’ compensation attorney. The criteria worker's compensation professionals should consider are: Is counsel a problem solver [...]


Red Flags in Workers Compensation Cases

RED FLAGS IN WORKERS' COMPENSATION CASES By: Steven Babitsky, Esq. What do workers’ compensation case managers and other professionals look for to identify claims that are likely to be difficult to resolve? Workers' compensation "red flags" may be the most efficient and cost-effective way to identify these claims early on [...]


American with Disabilities act (ADA) and Confidentiality

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT AND CONFIDENTIALITY By: Steven Babitsky, Esq. Attorney Arthur Lambert, speaking at the SEAK National Workers Compensation and Occupational Medicine Conference, discussed the interplay between the ADA, FMLA, and Workers' Compensation laws. He discussed the confidentiality requirements of the ADA: The ADA's confidentiality requirements extend to medical [...]


Settlement of Workers’ Comp Claims

SETTLEMENT OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION CLAIMS By: Steven Babitsky, Esq. Attorney H.D. Battle III, speaking at the SEAK National Workers' Compensation and Occupational Medicine Conference, recommended early settlement as a method of closing potentially protracted and costly claims. He recommended: Allow you to identify difficult legal issues that will prevent early [...]


The Aging Workforce and Workers’ Compensation

THE AGING WORKFORCE AND WORKERS' COMPENSATION By: Steven Babitsky, Esq. There is little doubt that the United States workforce is aging and that this is impacting workers' compensation claims and payments. Attorney Kip Kubin, speaking at the SEAK National Workers' Compensation and Occupational Medicine Conference, reported that: - According the [...]

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