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.

November 27, 2010


Workerscompzone is traveling, and in some coming posts will be offering up some sights and sounds from the road…… Here in Hong Kong there’s a virtual laboratory of global migration. On Kowloon’s Canton Road, upscale mainland Chinese wait patiently in line outside Chanel, Louis Vuitton,and Hermes, as the stores are so crammed that they ration […]

November 24, 2010


If insurers were expecting some love from Insurance Commissioner Poizner, they got a bunch of dead roses instead. Twice in 2009 Poizner swatted down insurer requests for hefty increases in the advisory workers’ comp rate, known as the “pure premium rate”. But like the characters in Night of the Living Dead, the WCIRB’s board came […]

November 19, 2010


If you’ve yet to check out my other venture,, now’s a good time to do so. Collaborating with prominent workers’ comp defense attorney Richard Jacobsmeyer, I’m doing a talk show format that features commentary on California workers’ comp developments. Our latest segment focuses on October/November 2010 Workers’ Comp Update. Here’s the link: And here’s […]

November 18, 2010


It’s understandable that California leaders are grasping at straws in an effort to identify revenue to stanch the bleeding in a budget that may be $26 billion in arrears. But selling some of the prime real estate where California does business is not the answer. Those buildings that may be sold include state buildings in […]

November 16, 2010


As if it weren’t enough that the good folks in Las Vegas attacked California in an ad campaign last year, we find now find ourselves under the microscope again. This time it’s from the land of Duck and Beavers, Oregon. Instead of a catchy TV campaign to lure business to the collapsing heap that is […]

November 13, 2010


It’s getting near to traditional harvest time. In my back yard, time to go harvest the apple tree and the Asian pears. But first, let’s look at the federal data harvest on workers’ comp. Here is a link to a pdf from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on countrywide nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in […]

November 10, 2010


The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau may be requesting a 27.7% jump in the basic workers’ comp rate, but SCIF is raising rates by only 5.2%. That’s quite a disconnect. Yesterday’s announcement by SCIF comes at a time when (any moment now) Insurance Commissioner Poizner will unveil his decision on the WCIRB’s recommendation for a […]