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.

May 17, 2011


Among the state boards and commissions on Governor Brown’s chopping block are the Fair Employment and Housing Commission and the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board, aka the Cal-OSHA Standards Board. I’m no Cal-OSHA expert, but I checked in with a source with extensive experience in OSHA matters to learn what this would mean. Here […]

May 15, 2011


Arnold Schwarzenegger, full of bravado, threatened to “blow up boxes” in Sacramento. Tomorrow, with his budget revise, Governor Brown will outline plans to do just that. Partly it’s a function of the looming chaos in Sacramento, where the way forward out of the budget mess is murky. And perhaps it’s also a function of a […]

May 14, 2011


As a lawyer representing injured workers’ I’ve met all kinds of colleagues over the years. Some of my colleagues came to the practice after being union organizers, social workers, criminal defense attorneys, union-side labor lawyers, or court reporters. Some did comp insurance defense work, tired of it, and decided to help workers. Some, like me, […]

May 13, 2011


Perhaps this year is the year. During the Schwarzenegger years, the governor repeatedly vetoed bills that would have outlawed discrimination in apportionment determinations in workers’ comp. That anti-discrimination concept, currently embodied in AB 1155, may well face a better fate during the Brown years. Today the bill passed out of the California Assembly on a […]

May 11, 2011


There are few groups other than firefighters who are as popular as nurses. In California, nurses have become an important political force. Nurses were one of the groups who took the lead in Democratic party efforts to challenge the gubernatorial campaign of Meg Whitman. Nurses had a bus that traveled the state, dogging the “Queen […]

May 7, 2011


The results are in on an analysis of the brain All-Pro Dave Duerson. Duerson, who was a standout safety for 3 NFL teams over an 11 year career, committed suicide earlier this year. Shooting himself in the chest, he left a note asking that his brain be analyzed. Duerson himself expected that he had neurologic […]

May 5, 2011

104 OR 240?

A bill to loosen the cap on how long some disabled workers can draw temporary disability benefits advanced in a California Assembly committee today. The bill, AB 947 (Solorio), would add injuries that require treatment that cannot be medically completed within 104 weeks to a list of specified conditions that can qualify for a longer […]


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