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.

February 5, 2009

ALL A -TWITTER

The comp community was all a-twitter today. The big buzz? Yesterday’s en banc decisions in Olgilvie and Almaraz and Guzman (see yesterday’s post) A sample of comments from sources (applicant attorneys, defense attorneys and judges) I spoke with today: ….”Courageous”…..”A slippery slope”….”What took them so long?”……”Finally, the pompous AMA police are put in their place”……”FEC […]


February 4, 2009

FLASH: WCAB EN BANC DECISIONS ON REBUTTING 2005 PD SCHEDULE

For some time I’ve been expecting that the WCAB would issue a decision clarifying its position on rebutting the 2005 permanent disability rating schedule. In Scott Boughner vs. CompUSA the WCAB had upheld the validity of the 2005 PD schedule (Boughner’s counsel has requested the Court of Appeal review that decision but there is no […]


February 3, 2009

SHREDDING, PART 2

More on shredding of the “safety net”: Cash strapped counties are having problems meeting their safety net obligations……Backlogs in the welfare system that may affect some who run out of unemployment, state disability or workers’ comp and are unable to find employment in a declining economy……. Here’s the Contra Costa Times piece:http://www.contracostatimes.com/politic … source=rss Stay […]


SHREDDING

In life, there’s good shredding. Eddie Van Halen on guitar. Some of the licks from The Scorpions or one of your favorite metal bands. And there’s bad shredding. As in when the societal “safety net” starts to weaken. In California the latter seems to be happening. We live in a time of “good banks” and […]


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