What is the Most Common Outcome of a Work Injury?

BY ROBERT WILSON https://www.bobscluttereddesk.com/ Reprinted with permission. What is the most common outcome of a work injury? That is a question that psychologist Dr. Les Kertay likes to pose to audiences when he speaks about workers’ compensation. He did so earlier this week during a presentation before the National Association of Workers’ Compensation Judiciary (NAWCJ), […]

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Ensuring the Reliability of Testimony in Virtual Court Hearings: Virginia’s Use of an Oath Against Undisclosed Assistance During Testimony, and Other Protective Measures

Dana L. Plunkett Deputy Commissioner Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission and Jason Cording Deputy Commissioner Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission The situation is all too familiar to judges.  A witness hesitantly looks at his attorney or someone else before answering a question.  This may reflect the nerves of someone who has never been in a courtroom before.  […]

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2022 Judiciary College Recap

By Administrative Law Judge Stephanie Kinney Kentucky Department of Workers’ Claims   The 13th annual National Workers’ Compensation Judiciary College took place last month in sunny Orlando. Adjudicators from across the country congregated to listen to presentations and mingle with colleagues. To me, in-person gatherings are a welcomed event as we return to a post-Covid […]

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NAWCJ HALL OF FAME HONOREES

BY LUANN HALEY Administrative Law Judge Arizona Industrial Commission     The NAWCJ, at the Judicial College in Orlando, honored eight Judges by inducting the following into the NAWCJ’s Adjudicator Hall of Fame:  Hon. Michael Alvey (KY), Hon. Robert Cohen (FL), Hon. Robert Dietz (FL), posthumous, Hon. Jennifer Hopens (TX), Hon. Abbie Hudgens (TN), Hon. David […]

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Give Kids The World Exceeds Fundraising Goals

By Suzette Carlisle Flowers, NAWCJ Board Member GKTW Spirit to Serve Committee Member   The Beginning In 1986, Give Kids the World (“GKTW”) Village was created as a nonprofit resort in Kissimmee, Florida, located on 89-acres of land.  Since that time, GKTW Village has welcomed more than 176,000 families and their critically ill children to […]

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OCTOBER 2022 MEMBER NEWS

TEXAS Here are some recent developments from the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC): Jeff Nelson was appointed to serve as the Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation in August 2022. The commissioner oversees DWC, which regulates the workers’ compensation system in Texas, ensuring injured employees receive the necessary benefits to quickly return to […]

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