I was injured at work. There was a witness. My contact at human resources assisted me with completing an incident report. I was on the clock and on the employer's premises when I was injured. Why won't the insurance company pay my benefits? Why am I waiting for medical treatment to be authorized?
The prediction business is not an easy one. That's why Las Vegas casino owners seem to stick around awhile. In the workers' compensation arena, it can be difficult to guess what is in store with respect to appellate decisions involving the substantive law or with pending legislation affecting the rights of injured workers. Despite not having a crystal ball, I took a shot at predicting what could be in store for the Commission as well as the Workers' Compensation Act in my recent Chair Column in the Compensation Quarterly.