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The team at WorkCompCentral is stunned and deeply saddened by David DePaolo's sudden departure from this world. He passed away Sunday, July 17 in a motorcycle accident. However, we are all committed to carry on and continue to fulfill David's vision of providing workers compensation professionals with the most unbiased news, education and resources in the industry. We will also strive to make this year's Comp Laude® Awards & Gala event the best ever. The Comp Laude® event encapsulates his vision and passion for the industry. David was very proud of the team that he had assembled and we are working very hard to support each other and our valued customers.

Some of David's favorite charities:
Kids Chance of California or Angel Flight West.







David J. DePaolo
10/02/59 - 7/17/16

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  • State: Oregon
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Oregon lawmakers will again take up the question of whether the more than 600 firefighters in Portland should have access to the same presumption that

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  • State: California
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Staff and the board of directors for the California Workers’ Compensation Institute announced the passing of Michael McClain, who served as the organization's general counsel from

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  • State: California
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The California Division of Workers’ Compensation announced that it is accepting applications for a qualified medical evaluator examination scheduled for April 17.

An application and

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  • State: Alaska
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An Alaska lawmaker introduced legislation that would resurrect a presumption that COVID-19 is an occupational disease for some workers, and increase death benefits and benefits

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  • State: Hawaii
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The Hawaii Supreme Court issued a revised decision overturning a denial of additional benefits to a worker for a back injury.

Case: Skahan v. Stutts

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  • State: California
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The Division of Workers’ Compensation’s Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee is scheduled to discuss COVID-19 vaccines and changes to the Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule during its

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  • State: California
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California Insurance Co. filed a lawsuit alleging Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara thwarted the carrier’s efforts to move to New Mexico in violation of the U.S.

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  • State: Oregon
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The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that an injured worker was entitled to substantive temporary disability benefits after knee surgery but was not entitled to a

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  • State: Nevada
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The Nevada Workers’ Compensation Section is holding a new training class Tuesday called, “Delving Into D-35s.”

The WCS said the class will address the process for

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  • State: California
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The California Division of Workers’ Compensation said it will offer a “walk-through alternative” using the Lifesize video conferencing platform, starting Monday.

“District offices will be

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