Losing Tim

Ten Years Ago Today We lost Tim Eysselinck to PTSD, to RONCO, to the Iraq War, to the lies. The lies continue to this day despite having been made boldly public. Due to the corporate takeover at every level of our government the Government Contract Companies and the DBA Insurance Companies … Continue reading

ALJ Paul C Johnson’s Slashing and Burning of Claimants rights continues

Kennington, Rosenow, and Romero have nothing on this ALJ . Administrative Law Judge Paul C Johnson, who for some unknown but likely diabolical reason , was appointed as Associate Chief Administrative Law Judge after only a few short years as an ALJ, appears to us to be the worst Judge in … Continue reading

Impact of Sequester on Services at Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Program

 a decision has been made to suspend all travel by DLHWC Staff until further notice  To DLHWC Customers and Stakeholders: As you are likely aware, due to the failure of Congress to reach a deal on balanced deficit reduction to avoid sequestration, the President on March 1 was required by … Continue reading

Blown up in Iraq Eight Years Ago Today, Still getting Screwed Over by CNA

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on July 7, 2011 DBA CNA Anniversary July 7, 2003 At the risk of sounding repetitious: Merlin Clark Blown up in Iraq Eight Years Ago Today Still getting screwed over by CNA

How the Defense Base Act became defanged: The Seventh Circle of Bureaucratic Hell

Congress passed the Defense Base Act to protect workers and their families. The rulemakers wrote the rules to protect the insurance companies and the contract companies. “Laws that we thought we had essentially don’t exist. They may be on the books, but they don’t change your life or mine.” From … Continue reading

Johnny does not come cheap, but there is a lot to win for his contributors

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on June 11, 2011 Senator Johnny Isakson of Georgia has presented Bill S. 669 to the Senate which has been referred to a committee on which he sits, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, for deliberation, investigation, and revision. Bill S.669 was introduced AS … Continue reading

Text of S.669: Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act Amendments of 2011

Text of S. 669: Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act Amendments of 2011 Posted by defensebaseactcomp on May 17, 2011 A bill re-introduced in the United States Senate and backed by maritime insurers and employers would substantially reform existing Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act procedures and the benefits afforded … Continue reading

How much does an “Independent Medical Examination Cost”?

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on May 10, 2011 An Independent Medical Examination as ordered by the Department of Labor or a Defense Medical Examination (Second Opinion) are paid for by the insurance company. We’ve not yet seen or heard of anyone going to an Independent Medical Examination as ordered by the … Continue reading

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