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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Home Care Needs of Injured Workers and Their Families

Today's post is authored by Melissa Brown of the California bar and shared from

The WCAB has shown great empathy for the needs of injured workers and their families who provide uncompensated home care in two recent decisions. Most people think of uncompensated case in the context of elderly family members (Estimated at over $450 billion annually by AARP), the value of care provided to injured workers by family and other support networks has not been quantified. These decisions from the WCAB affirm the medical necessity of this care, with strong words directed to Insurance companies who do not operate in good faith in providing home care to injured workers