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 30, 2012

PROPOSED IMR REGS

The DWC has published proposed Independent Medical Review regulations(a link to them is noted at the bottom of this post). The proposed regs are on a DWC forum page, with the forum for comments slated to close December 7. Because there is not time for regular rulemaking for these rules required by SB 863, the […]


November 27, 2012

SUPERMAJORITY

As of today, several weeks after the election, about a million votes were still to be counted: here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/11/26/501002 … rylink=cpy It’s not likely that we’ll see much happening legislatively on workers’ comp within the next year or two now that SB 863 is law. But any “clean up” billswill be entertained by the new […]


SUPERMAJORITY

As of today, several weeks after the election, about a million votes were still to be counted: here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/11/26/501002 … rylink=cpy It’s not likely that we’ll see much happening legislatively on workers’ comp within the next year or two now that SB 863 is law. But any “clean up” billswill be entertained by the new […]


November 20, 2012

UNDER SUBMISSION

Too much pressure can make a pressure vessel explode. So it is with workers’ comp rates. Rather than holding comp premiums steady without an increase, is it better to see those costs rise slowly? Perhaps. This is part of the conundrum facing California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, who held a rate hearing in Sacramento last […]


UNDER SUBMISSION

Too much pressure can make a pressure vessel explode. So it is with workers’ comp rates. Rather than holding comp premiums steady without an increase, is it better to see those costs rise slowly? Perhaps. This is part of the conundrum facing California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, who held a rate hearing in Sacramento last […]


November 16, 2012

OVERDUE

After reading the new WCAB en banc decision in Torres v. AJC Sandblasting, I was tempted to ask, “What took ya so long?” This is a decision that is long overdue. With it, the WCAB attempts to send a strong message to lien claimants who pursue frivolous lien claims that lack evidentiary support. This would […]


OVERDUE

After reading the new WCAB en banc decision in Torres v. AJC Sandblasting, I was tempted to ask, “What took ya so long?” This is a decision that is long overdue. With it, the WCAB attempts to send a strong message to lien claimants who pursue frivolous lien claims that lack evidentiary support. This would […]


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