Monthly Archives: January 2017

Kansas Court Of Appeals Underscores Need For Subrogation Counsel In Third-Party Actions

Heimerman v. Rose, 2017 WL 130123 (Kan. App. 2017) On August 31, 2013, Dan Heimerman was driving in Kansas, while employed by Northern Clearing, Inc., (“Northern”) and was killed when he was rear-ended by a dump truck driven by Zachary … Learn More

Subrogation Featured In “Claims Journal” Column

It has now been four years since Claims Journal’s online magazine asked Gary Wickert to begin a new monthly column focusing on subrogation and related claims and insurance topics. Gary’s column entitled “The Road To Recovery” can be found HERE. … Learn More

Idaho Supreme Court Prohibits Negligent Employer Or Its Carrier From Subrogating

The last 40 years have been a roulette wheel of changing opinions and positions for the Idaho Supreme Court with regard to the subrogation and reimbursement rights of an employer or its workers’ compensation carrier when there is employer negligence. … Learn More

The Slippery Slope Of Slip And Fall Cases Involving Snow And Ice

Injury and workers’ compensation cases involving slips and falls on snow and ice during winter in America’s northern states continue to be a perplexing subrogation puzzle for insurance claims and subrogation professionals. During the winter months, our office sees a … Learn More

LIBERTY VERSUS TYRRANY: More States Pass Laws Outlawing Cell Phone Use While Driving

Every year, more than 170 billion cell phone texts are sent and received. Each year, an average of 3,000 people die and 450,000 are injured in motor vehicle accidents involving distracted drivers. Ten percent of all drivers who are 15 … Learn More

¿Dónde Están Mis Beneficios? Workers’ Compensation Claims By Undocumented Employees

Following an election cycle in which illegal immigration became a touchstone issue, it seems only appropriate that claims handlers and subrogation professionals have a clear understanding of the many nuances involving workers’ compensation claims made by undocumented employees. Indeed, with … Learn More