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.

January 29, 2015

STEVENS HEATS UP

The constitutional challenge to California’s IMR system in Frances Stevens v. Outspoken Enterprises continues to be the number one story in California workers’ comp. At this past weekend’s CAAA convention in San Diego much of the focus was on the problem of injured workers getting medical treatment, the high volume of UR denials, and the […]


January 27, 2015

OUTTAKES FROM SAN DIEGO CAAA

On Sunday the California Applicants’ Attorneys Association wrapped up its 2015 winter convention in San Diego. CAAA’s conventions often serve as a weathervane of the California workers’ comp scene, and as incubators for new theories and trends. The syllabus to the meetings was 1,585 pages long. What follows are some quick takeaways I got from some of […]


January 22, 2015

2015 CALIFORNIA WORKERS' COMP QUIZ

Welcome to workerscompzone’s 2015 California workers’ comp quiz. What does 2015 hold for the workers’ comp world? Each year the blog features a quiz where you can test your ability to gauge future events.  I’ve set aside a bottle of good Pinot for anyone who aces this year’s quiz. Here is a list of 10 […]


January 19, 2015

COURT OF APPEALS DECIDES TO HEAR DAHL

The California courts may be on the verge of clarifying  the required standard for using vocational expert testimony to rebut the California permanent disability rating schedule under the Ogilvie case. Around a year ago Contra Costa County filed a Petition for a Writ of Review in the Doreen Dahl v. Contra Costa County case. In January […]


January 16, 2015

MUSICAL CHAIRS

The announcement that Senator Barbara Boxer won’t run for re-election has set in motion a game of political musical chairs. On a personal level, it’s hard to imagine that Senator Boxer has already served in the Senate for about 23 years. When I started at Boxer & Gerson in the mid-1980s she held a seat […]


January 2, 2015

2014 TOP TEN CALIFORNIA WORKERS' COMP DEVELOPMENTS

At each year end workerscompzone features a post on the most prominent workers’ comp happenings during the year. In California workers’ compensation, what were the top developments during 2014? Here, in no particular order, are my what caught my eye as choices for the top 10 events and trends in California workers’ comp  in 2014. I’ve […]


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