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.

June 29, 2009


Folks in Sacramento call it The Lake. You may know it as Tahoe. The nation’s second deepest lake, the summer Tahoe features a handful of snowy peaks and mahogany Gar Wood and Carlo Riva “woodie” runabout boats as well as gorgeous hiking and biking trails and classic watering holes. It’s here, at nearby Squaw Valley, […]

June 27, 2009


There’s word today that Governor Schwarzenegger is threatening a third state employee furlough day. Despite “user funding”, only some SCIF employees are currently exempted from thecurrent two day furlough. A three day furlough would further slow business at the state’s Workers’ CompensationAppeals Boards. User funding is not saving the WCAB from pain. As of Friday […]

June 25, 2009


Is California fatally dysfunctional? If so, is the problem that we have too many people with too many needs that are too reliant on the state for help? That we’ve ramped up too many programs that we can’t pay for? Or that we haven’t developed a workable revenue stream, since a large percentage of state […]

June 24, 2009


The sale of part of SCIF may really be on. That’s the word today. Times are bad for the state budget. But dismembering-or crippling-SCIF is a terrible idea, even if it’s in the laudatory service of saving some other worthy state programs. Kudos to J. Dale Debber for uncovering the story. It’s a must read, […]

June 21, 2009


PETA is upset. That’s the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. They’re upset because Obama swatted a fly with gusto during an interview with journalist John Harwood. I must say his assertive swatting looked pretty good to me. The bigger question, it seems, is whether Obama can use some of that high but dwindling […]

June 19, 2009


As I sit to write this, I’m aware that a lot of the recent columns are about death. A requiem for the bill to increase permanent disability monies. An obit for California’s vocational rehab. And today, the apparent death of Wilkinson. Wilkinson? Wilkinson was the decades old case (followed by a line of followup cases) […]

June 17, 2009


Standard and Poors has placed California’s credit rating on a watch list. Vendors may have to be paid with IOUs. The knives are out in Sacramento. Who and what get axed, and what remains? A union throws a Hail Mary pass, running ads for higher taxes. Every group demands space in the lifeboat as the […]


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