This issue discusses if are workers' compensation experts really worth the expense, lying experts, unrecognized soft tissue injuries and tracking cell phone use
Frank Weedon, Attorney at Law
Mayfield, Weedon LLP, Longview TX
Occupational Health and Safety compliance officers (aka "CSHOs") generally didn't have to worry about redress to injured employees. That was addressed by Worker's Compensation, which I thought of vaguely as a form of employer-required insurance. Some safety professionals or adjustors working in the private sector would visit work sites to assess work practices and determine what kind of "modifier" the company should have attached to the required premium. Companies with a history of accidents paid a higher premium for Worker's Compensation coverage. That potentially higher premium was the down side. The up side was significant: Injured workers couldn't sue the company for negligence, pain and suffering, or punitive damages.
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In an effort to best serve our clients needs and address the ever-limiting rules that courts are imposing on the use of expert witnesses, Consolidated Consultants is launching our multi-state selection feature for expert witness searches.
This feature allows the attorney to select specific states to target their search according to both geographic preference or to accommodate specific court rules. Consolidated Consultants has long had the ability to refine the searches by region; however, we have found that the ability to select specific states helps the attorney find the expert who best meets their needs and conforms to the rules of court necessary in certain circumstances.
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Hiring an expert for your case can be a daunting experience. Finding just the right expert, one who not only has the requisite experience, but one who you can rely on to help you build your case, has become a vital part of the litigation package, and it's expensive. When retaining an expert there is always the temptation to find one who agrees with your theory of the case. Whether Plaintiff or Defense, it's hard to spend money for an expert opinion that comes in with less-than-enthusiastic support, or even worse, one whose opinion comes down on the other side. However, it's also something to be wary of when your expert has a history of 'overzealous support'.
Physicians are often called upon to evaluate and manage a wide scope of soft tissue injuries. Damage to adjacent structures or organs are sometimes overlooked, even after thorough evaluation by the initial practitioner. The prudent practitioner will consider a plastic surgical evaluation, but fully evaluating certain types of trauma..
Your wireless device sends out a periodic signal to the nearest radio tower/cell site so that a network will know where to route an incoming communication and how to properly bill for the service. This is necessary to make wireless communications possible. Location information derived from providing voice service is CPNI (customer proprietary network information).
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