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.

January 30, 2009

QUANTUM OF SOLACE

The week isn’t yet over, but you may be feeling a bit cranky. You wouldn’t have wanted a $35,000 antique commode with legs, but it galls you to see that former Merrill Lynch chief John Thain spent over a million redecorating his office at a firm bailed out by taxpayers. You’re pissed at sharpsters from […]


January 28, 2009

POIZNER CUTS FEES

Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner announced yesterday a 6% reduction in license fees that are paid by California insurance agents and brokers. Poizner is also reducing the special assessment paid by insurers that is targeted for fighting fraud. How’s that for pandering? California’s budget is billions of dollars in arrears. State employees may be furloughed. Poizner’s […]


January 26, 2009

HOLD THAT CAMERA?

The applicants attorneys conference in San Diego drew to a close today. In some coming posts I’ll be commenting on some of the nuggets from the CAAA confab. Hold that video? That’s the upshot of today’s interesting presentation by Los Angeles attorney Lawrence I. Stern of Mallery and Stern. Defendants in California workers’ comp frequently […]


January 24, 2009

EXPOSED TO SOLVENT, WORKER FACES HURDLES

When most people think of workers’ comp, they think of accidents at work. Occupational diseases due to workplace chemicals and other hazards get less attention. Under the recently departed Bush administration, there was little progress in addressing the hazards of workplace chemicals. I’m happy to see the New York Times piece by Felicity Barringer that’s […]


LIVE BLOGGING FROM CAAA SAN DIEGO

I’m at the winter Applicants Attorney Conference in San Diego. Here’s a live blog on “The Most Important Cases”. I’m paraphrasing some comments as they go along (caution: the following are a selection of the opinions of various panelists and may or may not be accurate or represent a consensus among experienced comp professionals) First […]


January 22, 2009

FLASH: GUV MAKES WCAB APPOINTMENT

The long wait is over. Governor Schwarzenegger has filled the last open slot on the California Workers Compensation Appeals Board. The appointment went to a fellow Republican, Greg Aghazarian. Aghazarian represented an area encompassing San Joaquin County as an elected member of the California Assembly (26th District) from 2002 to 2008. Aghazarian (who I’ve never […]


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