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 22, 2014


Can an insurer submit medication prescription requests to utilization review (UR) even where those medications have been repeatedly authorized before? That question has been hotly debated in California workers’ comp circles  after a recent WCAB Significant Panel Decision, Patterson v. The Oaks Farm (2014) 79 CCC 910.  The issue comes up again and again in […]

November 13, 2014


The American public is skeptical about workers’ comp. That’s the take away from results of a recent Harris Poll, noted in a by Ben Miller. Harris Interactive performed an October 2014 online survey of several thousand people, commissioned by a pharmacy company. Here are the questions Harris asked and their findings: “How strongly do […]

November 7, 2014


The non-campaign is over. Jerry Brown will soon be on his fourth lap in the governor’s office. It seems like just yesterday that Brown was speaking at a fundraiser at my house in Oakland, but actually it was four years ago. Brown stood on my back patio, looking toward the Golden Gate, addressing around one hundred […]