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.

March 31, 2015

NPR ON STEVENS

NPR has produced a segment that focuses  in part on the situation of Frances Stevens, whose case is pending at the California Court of Appeal. Here is the link to the NPR webpage so you can listen or download the program transcript: www.npr.org/2015/03/30/395765942/employers-and-insurers-gain-control-in-workers-compensation-disputes I’d also recommend David DePaolo’s latest blog piece, “Year of Awareness”, DePaolo discusses […]


March 26, 2015

LIONS RAISINS

Lately there has been intense interest in how California’s workers’ comp system is dealing with cases of severely disabled workers. Lions Raisins v. WCAB (Miramontes) could turn out to be important on that issue. More on that case in a moment, but first a little perspective on recent developments. Today ProPublica and NPR released yet another installment […]


March 22, 2015

CIGA PULLS BACK

The California Insurance Guarantee Association has dropped it its Petition for a Writ filed in the California Court of Appeal, 3rd District in the case CIGA VS. WCAB (Smith). Pursuant to CIGA’s recent request, the 3rd District issued a March 18, 2015 order that “Pursuant to petitioner’s written request, the petition for writ of review filed […]


March 18, 2015

WHOSE FAULT?

Delays in the Independent Medical Review process are no laughing matter for workers who are waiting for a determination on treatments sought by their physicians. Still, I’ve had to chuckle as I read a series of articles in Workcompcentral.com over the last few days about the question of missing medical records in IMR cases. This […]


March 14, 2015

RACE TO THE BOTTOM

Normally workers’ comp doesn’t get much national media attention. To begin with, it is somewhat arcane . And with systems varying from state to state, it is not an easy subject to cover. Generally, there is not much headline appeal in the topic. Economic justice is becoming a more frequent topic in the media, but that […]


March 5, 2015

GENDER BIAS AND AB 305

Gender bias has no place in California workers’ comp. That’s the premise of AB 305, a bill being sponsored by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez of San Diego. At a press conference yesterday Gonzalez spoke about her bill, flanked by Christine Pelosi, Chair of the Democratic Party Women’s Caucus, Catherine Cobb of Teamsters Local 2010 and members of […]


March 1, 2015

KNIGHTSCOPE

Movie fans will remember R2D2 as a very cute robot. A Mountain View, California start up, Knightscope, has developed an even cuter droid which promises big things. To predict and prevent crime. I attended an event in Silicon Valley that featured a presentation by Knightscope CEO William Santana Li. Formerly an executive with Ford Motor, Li […]


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