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.

December 25, 2012

TOP 10 DEVELOPMENTS IN CALIFORNIA WORKERS COMP IN 2012

As 2012 come to a close, it’s time to look back with perspective on the most significant events and trends in California’s workers’ compensation system in 2012. Here, in no particular order, is workerscompzone’s list: 1. THE LISTENING TOUR In the Spring of 2012, Department of Industrial Relations director Christine Baker and then-DWC Administrative Director […]


December 20, 2012

WORKERS' COMP AND GUNS

In the next few weeks I’ll focus on the Top 10 Developments in California Workers’ Comp in 2012 as well as featuring my annual quiz on the likely issues for 2013. And I’ll be taking an in-depth look at the recently unveiled post-SB 863 “emergency” regulations which are currently under consideration with the Office of […]


December 15, 2012

THE BRADY BUNCH

California’s Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation met on December 14 in Oakland. New CHSWC appointee Martin Brady was elected CHSWC chair for 2013.Brady has served as Executive Director of Schools Insurance Authority since 1988, so to say he knows his way around the California comp system is an understatement. Brady succeeds outgoing […]


December 10, 2012

IN BETWEEN

We’re in an in-between phase in California workers’ comp. Draft emergency regulations were posted by the DWC several weeks ago.This included regs on the following subjects: -Independent Medical Review -Certification of interpreters -Supplemental Job Displacement Vouchers -Chiropractors as Primary Treating Physicians -QMEs -Independent Bill Review -Predesignation The DWC online forums elicited a large number of […]


December 4, 2012

JONES WEIGHS IN

In my recent post “Under Submission” I noted the choices that Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones faced as he considered setting the advisory “pure premium” workers’ comp rate for 2013. Jones has now issued his order, recommending that insurers set the benchmark comp rate at $2.56 per $100 of payroll. This represents a 2.8%change from the […]


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