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.

October 23, 2010


My office is in the heart of Oaksterdam. Low key pot clubs dot the area. There’s an Oaksterdam gift shop around the corner. A few blocks away is Oaksterdam University. Enrollees can learn how to grow a better stash. You’d think a libertarian like myself would have no problem with Prop 19. Drug laws against […]

October 22, 2010


Ralph Redux….. Ralph Paterno, that is. Recently I kicked off my series “Comp’s Got Talent” with Boxer & Gerson’s own Ralph Paterno. But I neglected to share his Sinatra-style cabaret song about Sarah Palin,“The Lady is a Sham”. Never fear, ye tea partiers in the comp community. You’ll get your day. There’s music for all […]

October 20, 2010


Some folks are warning us that we’re headed to Fedmageddon. That’s the threat of civil war over the likely Federal Reserve decision to buy long term bonds, print money and re-inflate the economy. Time Magazine’s Stephen Gandel, in his “The Curious Capitalist” blog muses over “will the Federal Reserve’s Ben Bernanke cause a civil war”: […]

October 18, 2010


We in the workers’ comp community are a talented bunch aren’t we? Comp’s got talent. We’ve had winemakers (Fred Zanotto), pro football players (Ron Mix) and novelists (John Peak and Bob Levin). But it’s music where the comp community shines brightest. From time to time I’ll focus on some of those musicians. In today’s spotlight […]

October 13, 2010


I’m engaged in a new venture. I hope you’ll check it out. It’s a video-based series called “Julius and Jake: The Comp Guys”. You’ll be able to find the video segments on You Tube as well as on a dedicated site. Joining me for the video talk-show format will be Richard Jacobsmeyer of Shaw, Jacobsmeyer, […]

October 8, 2010


The Schwarzenegger Administration is beginning to wind down, but the folks over at the DWC must be plenty busy. Consider their project list….Revise schedule for payment of doctors, the RBVS…..revise the QME regs to plug the loophole that permits traveling docs to dominate the system…..change reimbursement for spinal surgery hardware….devise E-billing regs….. unveil ambulatory service […]

October 6, 2010


The teetertotter has been shifting for over a year now. Furloughs were on, then they were off, then they were on. State workers, including folks at the WCAB and the DWC, held out hope for back pay they might recoup. Now we know that the furloughs are legal. There will be no back pay.The California […]