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 31, 2011


Outside my office, the Occupy Oakland tent city is back. Efforts to forcibly evict protesters from Frank Ogawa Plaza created a public relations debacle for Oakland’s mayor and police when a protesting Iraq vet was tear gassed and critically injured by some sort of projectile from police. As I noted in a post last week, […]

October 27, 2011


The California Supreme Court has now rebuffed the City and County of San Francisco’s bid to overturn the Ogilvie case. In a move widely anticipated, the Supreme Court refused to grant review. With S.F. City Attorney Dennis Herrera’s mayoral campaign stumbling and Herrera’s complex litigation deputy attorney Danny Chou’s efforts in Ogilvie being rebuffed, it […]

October 26, 2011


Temporary disability minimums and maximums will increase in 2012 for some California workers. It’s due to an ongoing bright spot for injured workers in California’s system, Labor Code 4453(a)(10). TD maximums and minimums are adjusted yearly based on the percentage increase in the state’s average weekly wage. The TTD maximum will now exceed $1,000 for […]

October 25, 2011


Between the BART stop and Oakland’s Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board now lies Occupy Oakland. On one of the Bay Area’s beautiful balmy Fall days, one could look at the colorful tent encampment and think it was a REI convention or a Boy Scout jamboree. Passing by the encampment on the way to the WCAB, one […]

October 20, 2011


The California Supreme Court has spoken again about COLAs. Call it Baker Redux. In response to a Petition for Rehearing filed by San Jose attorney Arthur Johnson, the California Supreme Court issued a modified opinion that can be found here: … 79194M.PDF Johnson’s Petition for Rehearing had noted that the Baker decision, issued in August […]

October 3, 2011


One down, a bunch more to go. That’s the legislative update as of this morning. Governor Brown has signed AB 436: … ptered.pdf According to the bill summary: “This bill would also provide that, upon an order of the Director of Finance, a loan in an amount not to exceed $4,300,000 shall be made from […]

October 2, 2011


Within the next week we’ll see how Governor Brown acts on the slew of workers’ comp bills on his desk. As of today the Governor’s office has not released any information on the fate of those bills. Meanwhile, it’s worth noting that a number of health reform bills are also awaiting action by Brown. With […]


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