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.

September 30, 2009

COMES WITH THE TERRITORY?

There’s mounting evidence showing that football players are at increased risk for dementia. Today comes word in the New York Times that the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social research has completed a study of former NFL players.Further studies will be undertaken, but the Michigan study is said to document a vastly higher rate of […]


September 29, 2009

POIZNER'S DIRECTIVE BEARS FRUIT

One large problem in California workers’ comp has been the inability of the WCIRB to accurately assess workers’ comp cost trends. The WCIRB (Workers Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau) collects data from insurers and makes recommendations on rates to California’s Insurance Commissioner who, in turn, makes a recommendation to the industry. With the industry deregulated, none […]


September 28, 2009

A GREAT BOOK

Back to more workers’ comp meat and potatoes this week.. but first a few items lingering around the drawer…. Coming back from my Croatia vacation last week, I picked up a book I’ve been meaning to read. It’s “The Shadow Factory”, by James Bamford. Bamford’s career has focused on the ultra-secret National Security Agency. Prior […]


September 24, 2009

THE REGULATIONS STUDY

Is California unduly burdened by too many regulations? Are we “economically unfree”? Are our laws and tax policies driving away business and investment? That’s the argument made in a study unveiled by the Governor’s “Small Business Advocate”. It’s a study that we’ll see cited in future legislative debates and in the 2010 gubernatorial campaign. The […]


September 21, 2009

THE PEARL

(Workerscompzone has been traveling; this is the last in a series from Croatia before returning to more meat and potato issues on workers’ comp and employee rights…..) Dubrovnik…..A study in survival…. Some refer to Dubrovnik as the pearl of the Adriatic. Anancient walled city, built of cream colored stone, it spills down from steep hills […]


September 17, 2009

A GOOD TIME TO BE GONE

Korcula,Croatia….. It seems like a good time to be out of the country. From this little medieval town of Korcula on a small island, purportedly the home of Marco Polo (Venice and Genoa had a whopper of a sea battle near here on September 9, 1298), the antics of modern day America seem strange…. Kanye […]


September 14, 2009

MAKING HEALTHCARE REFORM WORK

It’s looking grim for “the public option” in healthcare reform. Maine Senator Olympia Snowe, is a key potential swing vote in the Senate on healthcare reform. Snowe today said there is “no way” a healthcare reform with a public option can pass out of the Senate:http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid= … Sy1YRWktbc And yet some Democratic progressives appear determined […]


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