The Year of the Pig. Or the boar, to be exact. Gung Hay Fat Choy to you on the Chinese Lunar New Year. It’s one of workerscompzone’s favorite holidays. Being a native North Carolinian, I have a natural affinity to pigs. North Carolina is one barbecue-obsessed state, and is one of the largest pork producing

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At a Thursday public hearing in Los Angeles, the acting director of the California Division of Workers’ Compensation, Carrie Nevans, indicated that there will probably be adjustments in the California permanent disability rating schedule this year. The February 16 edition of Workcompcentral.com quotes Carrie Nevans as saying, “We are not planning on dragging this process

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Most important issues in California workers’ comp cases are resolved by the QME process (QME is short for “qualified medical examiner”). This usually occurs when the insurance adjuster sends the worker a letter saying that the worker must request a QME panel from the state. Often, the adjuster says that they are “objecting” to a

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Newly elected Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner has announced the appointment of William Gausewitz as counsel. Poizner, the only Republican elected to statewide office in 2006 other than Gov. Schwarzenegger, had campaigned on a platform of being an independent voice. Observers have been watching closely to see who Poizner (himself a Silicon Valley entrepreneur) would tap

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