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Does Long-Term Strength of the SSDI Trust Fund Depend Upon Changes to State Workers’ Comp Programs?

Part of SSDI’s Fiscal Weakness Tied to Cost Shifting from Workers’ Compensation In an important recent paper, Professor John Burton and his colleague, Steve Guo, argue that significant fiscal improvements to the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Trust Fund could … Continue reading

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Average Wage Calculation Must Be Computed For Nevada Self-Employed FedEx Driver

The lack of a salary associated with typical employment does not necessarily prevent an average monthly wage calculation for a self-employed injured Nevada worker, held the state’s Supreme Court last Thursday [Mensah v. CorVel Corp., 2015 Nev. LEXIS 64, 131 … Continue reading

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Virginia: Claimant Awarded Post-Termination PD Benefits; Her Poor Performance Was In Part Tied to Her Compensable Injuries

As noted by Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law, § 84.02 et seq., some of the most complex disability questions arise when the claimant returns to some kind of employment after the injury and later becomes unemployed. The subsequent unemployment may be … Continue reading

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Wyoming: High Court Finds Injured HVAC Worker Established “Odd Lot” Status”

Under the “odd-lot” doctrine, accepted in the vast majority of jurisdictions, total disability may be found in the case of workers who, while not altogether incapacitated for work, are so handicapped that they will not be employed regularly in any … Continue reading

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