WILG Past President Malcolm Crosland reviews highlights of the year
CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA, UNITED STATES, September 22, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – Lawyer Malcolm M. Crosland Jr., past president of the Workers’ Injury Law and Advocacy Group®, looks back on the triumphs of the past year, as well as the challenges.
WILG is a national non-profit organization dedicated to representing the interests of millions of workers and their families who, every year, suffer the consequences of work accidents or occupational diseases and who need expert legal assistance. for medical care and other relief. under https://www.steinberglawfirm.com/practice-areas/workers-compensation/”>workers ‘compensation programs. WILG is a network of workers’ rights advocates sharing information and knowledge, and creating networks for themselves. helping each other and clients.
WILG Chairman Crosland admits COVID-19 has made this year difficult, however, despite all the challenges COVID-19 has brought, Crosland and the Workers’ Injury Law and Advocacy Group® accomplished a lot in 2021.
One of their most significant accomplishments involved the creation of a designated working group within WILG to process and modify editorial revisions of the AMA Guides for the Assessment of Permanent Impairment (Sixth Edition) that physicians use. . The American Medical Association (AMA) publishes this guide as a resource for physicians to use in the assessment and assessment of permanent impairment caused by injury. More than 40 states and several countries refer to the AMA guide as the recognized authority to assess and assess permanent loss of function due to injury. WADA employs its own board of directors and editorial staff to publish this guide.
About two years ago, WADA just announced that it would be revising the Guides for the Assessment of Permanent Impairment (Sixth Edition). The methodology for modifying and updating the guide was not transparent. Attorney Crosland was concerned that further changes by the AMA would only accelerate what many labor law practitioners believe is already an erosion of impairment ratings for injured workers. The Sixth Edition was heavily criticized and its use rejected by many states and workers’ compensation systems due to the way the edition was edited and the generally accepted fact that it reduced rates of impairment to the detriment of workers. . This guide is crucial because it dictates the flow of millions of dollars in workers’ compensation.
Another task assigned to lawyer Crosland was to expand and add diversity to the workers’ rights and rights group.® members and board of directors. While about a thousand lawyers in 50 states are part of WILG, members do not reflect today’s world. To improve diversity within the organization, WILG hired a diversity consultant to rework the organization’s diversity policy and create ongoing structural policies and procedures that will help ensure diversity within WILG even after the end of Crosland’s term as president. The goal of WILG is to improve the racial and gender diversity of members as well as LGBTQ and socio-economic members.
Attorney Crosland will successfully complete his term as President of WILG at the end of September, completing many tasks for the WILG organization. He will continue to serve on several committees and, as Past Chair, he chairs the Nominating Committee and is part of the WADA Guides Working Group he helped create. Malcolm Crosland plans to continue his advocacy for workers’ rights and to practice law in workers compensation personal injury with The Steinberg Law Firm, where he is a partner in their Charleston, South Carolina office.
The Steinberg law firm has defended injured workers since 1927. Founder Irving Steinberg was instrumental in enacting workers’ compensation laws in the state of South Carolina and the firm continues his legacy today. For more information, visit their website at https://www.steinberglawfirm.com or call (843) 720-2800.
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