Workers Comp Zone

A Partner at Boxer & Gerson LLP, Julius Young has practiced worker’s compensation law and social security disability law since 1979. He has represented thousands of individuals who have sustained life-changing injuries or illnesses while on the job. In every case, his goal is to secure the medical treatments his clients need.

November 29, 2007

POIZNER TELLS WCIRB: NO INCREASE NOW

In an advisory rate finding decision sure to please California employers, Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner yesterday rejected the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau’s recommendation that insurers increase comp rates. You can see the decision here:http://www.insurance.ca.gov/0400-news/0 … /Decision_ The WCIRB’s forecasts have often been way off the mark. They’re a gang that can’t shoot straight. Once […]


November 28, 2007

SCIF GETS THE JUMP ON POIZNER

SCIF’s Monday announcement that it will not be increasing its comp rates at this time puts added focus and pressure on Steve Poizner. The State Compensation Insurance Fund announcement follows rate filings by a number of insurers (including Chubb) who plan to reduce comp insurance rates even further. The Workers Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau has […]


November 25, 2007

OFF THE TABLE AND OFF THE SHELF

Human behavior is a fascinating thing. People lining up in the dead of night outside electronics stores for a chance to stampede for teaser deals. Long haul truckers taking philosophy classes downloaded into their iPods off of iTunes. We’re all writers and editors now. There’s an encyclopedia-Wikipedia.org-that everyone, everywhere is free to create and edit. […]


November 22, 2007

GOOD TIME FOR SHARKS

It’s Thanksgiving. Being a lawyer has been good to me and most of my colleagues in the workers’ comp field. But perks? The workers’ comp industry doesn’t have many perks. Yes, the occasional A’s game ticket. And periodic educational junkets and forums. Not much else. You can only use so many pens and hi-liters from […]


November 18, 2007

MOTHRA FIGHTS GODZILLA

Hey, it’s the weekend and my mind works in strange ways. Remember the 1950s/1960s Japanese monster films, many of which are now cult classics? Mothra vs. Godzilla was in 1962:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mothra_vs._Godzilla I couldn’t help thinking of those classic monster films this week as I saw ACOEM doing battle with IJOEH in the press. The battle of […]


November 16, 2007

THE WCAB EN BANC IN COSTA 2

A unanimous California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board has issued its decision in Joey Costa vs. Hardy Diagnostic and State Compensation Insurance Fund. Here’s the link to the decision:http://www.dir.ca.gov/WCAB/EnBancdecisi … 7-EB-8.pdf The decision (Costa “2”) affirms the right of applicant attorneys to use vocational experts/labor market experts to rebut the permanent disability rating schedule. But who […]


THE WCAB EN BANC IN COSTA 2

A unanimous California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board has issued its decision in Joey Costa vs. Hardy Diagnostic and State Compensation Insurance Fund. Here’s the link to the decision:http://www.dir.ca.gov/WCAB/EnBancdecisi … 7-EB-8.pdf The decision (Costa “2”) affirms the right of applicant attorneys to use vocational experts/labor market experts to rebut the permanent disability rating schedule. But who […]


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