…..Just like in any industry, medical practitioners are not immune to being stricken with depression. But unlike other professions, doctors have to deal with intense judgement from their bosses and peers that may directly affect their career. The sad truth is that most doctors that suffer from depression do so in silence, thereby putting themselves…

A recent study conducted by the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) has linked the increase in Workers’ Compensation claims to high group health insurance plan deductibles. According to the research of Dr. Olesya Fomenko and Jonathan Gruber, injured workers are 1.4% more likely to file for Worker’s Compensation if they have group health deductibles worth…

A lawmaker in California is requesting an audit of the Department of Industrial Relations’ (DIR) after recent events uncovered suspicious activities that may be the cause of problems in the state’s Workers’ Compensation program. Blanca Rubio, Assemblywoman of the 48th District, suggested that the DIR’s Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) be investigated for their failure…

Problems have been persistent in California Workers’ Compensation over the past several years – everything from capping schemes to extended service delays have posed challenges to a program designed to assist citizens in scheduling and receiving treatment for injuries sustained in the workplace. But when the agency charged with regulating the industry is being questioned,…

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