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.

August 19, 2008

NOT UR'D

Not UR’d. The Governor, that is. The Governor found time to go have a quick knee arthroscopy while the legislature was in full food fight mode over the budget over the budget.Since the torn ligament was non-industrial, there was no need to wade through ACOEM review under UR. Turns out the Governor has had quite […]


August 13, 2008

BREAKING: WCIRB RECOMMENDS LARGE RATE INCREASE

The WCIRB has just announced that it plans to recommend to Insurance Commissioner Poizner a 16% increase in workers’ comp rates effective 1/1/09. The actual “filing”(a recommendation with the Department of Insurance) will be coming in the next few days. The Insurance Commissioner can accept or reject the WCIRBrecommendation. The WCIRB recommendation applies to “purepremium […]


August 12, 2008

A DIFFERENT FOCUS

Think back a few years. Many in the press and public believed that California workers’ comp was rife with worker fraud. The vision was fed by the occasional arrest shown on the 10 o’clock news. Or the story that doctor and attorney mills were feeding on each other, treating workers up the yin yang, ordering […]


August 8, 2008

AB 515: STRANGE BREW…WHAT'S INSIDE OF YOU MAY KILL YA

Strange brew-what’s inside of you may kill ya. Strange brew. Strange brew. I’m sitting here pondering the fate of AB 515, a bill currently under consideration in the California legislature that would regulate worker chemical exposures. I can hear the guitar riffs now. Strange brew, strange brew, strange brew- Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker. […]


August 6, 2008

BUSH RUSHES TO CHANGE WORKPLACE TOXIN RULES

My car keys are on a digital clock that counts down the days, hours and minutes til the end of the Bush Presidency. This hapless POTUS failed to press a war that needed to be won decisively against the Taliban and Qaeda (Afghanistan) and put us in a war that didn’t need to be fought […]


August 4, 2008

TRENDWATCH: FUNDING EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION FROM PENSIONS

At a time when workers compensation benefits have been reduced and worker benefit packages shrunk, you’d think that many companies would have “cooled it” on executive compensation. Not so. Today’s Wall Street Journal article by Ellen E. Schultz and Theo Francis(see link at the close of my post) investigates the growing practice of funding executive […]


August 1, 2008

OBAMA & THE FOLKS IN BENTONVILLE

Those folks in Bentonville are at it again. Wal-Mart is jumping into the political arena. Today’s Wall Street Journal reports that Wal-Mart is organizing all its store managers and department heads to warn that an Obama victory would make it easier for workers to unionize. Thousands have been summoned to mandatory meetings meetings which advise […]


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