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.

March 27, 2008

GETTING TOUGH WITH HEALTH INSURERS

Major healthcare reform this year in California looks dead as a doornail. Last year’s special session failed to produce an airtight deal, and the budget debacle and recession are setting the stage for an ugly legislative session. But-to its credit-the Schwarzenegger administration appears ready to get tough with healthcare insurers who try to rescind the […]


March 25, 2008

THE GRAVEYARD SHIFT: A HEALTH RISK FACTOR?

Is graveyard shift work a health risk? Are night shift workers more susceptible to accidents and illness? As many as 15 million Americans-15% of the work force-work hours other than the day shift. There’s some evidence-though controversial-that night shift work makes accidents more likely. The World Health Organization has noted that graveyard shift work may […]


March 23, 2008

DIRTY CAR WASHES

Happy Easter. It’s been quite a week. We’ve been bombarded with images of the nuttyJeremiah Wright. There’s got to be more to James Cone’s”Liberation Theology” than Wright’s screeds. But just as liberals have their Wright, conservatives have their John Hagee and Pat Robertson. Growing up in the Bible Belt, I always had a love-hate relationship […]


DIRTY CAR WASHES

Happy Easter. It’s been quite a week. We’ve been bombarded with images of the nuttyJeremiah Wright. There’s got to be more to James Cone’s”Liberation Theology” than Wright’s screeds. But just as liberals have their Wright, conservatives have their John Hagee and Pat Robertson. Growing up in the Bible Belt, I always had a love-hate relationship […]


March 21, 2008

EAMS COMMENT PERIOD

The DWC has now posted proposed regulations on its website dealing with EAMS (the coming electronic paperless system) and voc retraining/return to work. The regs include proposed new forms to be used in California workers comp cases. The regs are in a public electronic forum phase, at least til March 25th.It’s not clear why the […]


March 19, 2008

A BAD BILL

Here’s a legislative stinker for you: SB 1096. The bill would allow pharmacies to sell patient information to pharmaceutical companies, who would then be able to communicate directly with patients about prescription refills. The rationale? Some patients forget to take their medicine, and these communications would allow for reminders to people who might otherwise skip […]


March 17, 2008

TASK FORCE TELLS POIZNER: PROSECUTE CARRIER FRAUD

Bear Sterns is being bailed out. March Madness is around the corner.California Republican legislators who blocked higher yacht and oil taxes are now probably facing bake sales outside their offices staffed by teachers getting pink slips. Bobby Flay kicks butt again on Iron Chef. Bush issues an executive order emasculating the independent Intelligence Oversight Board. […]


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