Costs Increase Approved For certain WC Claim case exoenses

Posted by James Aspell | Sep 21, 2008 | 0 Comments

WCC Revised Professional Guide Memorandum - September 17, 2008

MEMORANDUM NO. 2008-05

TO: Commissioners, District Administrators, Workers' Compensation Advisory Board, Legal Advisory Panel, Medical Advisory Panel, Medical Practitioners, Self-Insureds, Insurance Carriers, Attorneys, and Unions FROM: John A. Mastropietro, Chairman DATE: September 17, 2008 RE: REVISED Professional Guide for Attorneys, Physicians and Other Health Care Practitioners; Guidelines for Cooperation

By memorandum dated September 27, 2002, the Workers' Compensation Commission adopted and issued the Professional Guide for Attorneys, Physicians and Other Health Care Practitioners; Guidelines for Cooperation.

The following revisions to the guidelines are effective October 1, 2008:

  1. Where appropriate, photocopy charges for physicians will increase to 65 cents per page;
  2. Deposition fees will increase to $500 per hour;
  3. Fees for Formal Hearing Testimony for the Treating Physician will increase to $550 per hour;
  4. Fees for Formal Hearing Testimony for the Employer/Respondent's Examiner will increase to $650 per hour.

THESE ARE COSTS THAT YOUR LAWYER INCURS IN REPRESENTING YOU IN A WC CASE. IT IS REASONABLE TO ASSUME THESE INCREASED COSTS WILL BE PASSED ON TO THE CLIENTS.

For your convenience, copies may be downloaded from (the Connecticut WCC) website at:

http://wcc.state.ct.us/download/acrobat/proguide.pdf

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Principal since August 1, 2006 James F. Aspell is the principal and managing attorney of the firm which he started in 2006 following 20 years of litigation practice in a mid -size firm in Hartford, Connecticut. Jim focuses his practice in the areas of worker's compensation and personal injury l...

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