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.

August 27, 2015

NEW QME REGS APPROVED

The days of quick QME selection are fast approaching. Today the DWC announced that the Office of Administrative Law has approved revisions to QME regulations which are effective September 1. 2015. According to the DWC newsline: “The new QME regulations establish a mandatory online QME panel request process for claims where the injured worker is […]


August 20, 2015

GUYS AND DAHL

Oral argument was held earlier this week in San Francisco at the California Court of Appeal, 1st District, Division 2, in what is commonly known as the Dahl case, also known as Contra Costa County v. WCAB (Doreen Dahl), A141046. Dahl is an appeal by Contra Costa County from a WCAB decision upholding a decision […]


August 13, 2015

THE RATE DANCE

Keeping the California economy humming is a complicated enterprise. There are economic forces California politicians can’t control. The availability of water. Energy prices. Housing market disruption.The apparent slowing of the Chinese economy and exchange rate adjustment, which will make life hard for California exporters. The possible end of the Fed’s easy money quantitative easing. The tech […]


August 7, 2015

ONES TO WATCH

I recently had the pleasure of speaking on a California workers’ comp case law update panel. The panel was at the Disneyland conference of CCWC (the California Coalition on Workers’ Compensation, an employer-side workers’ comp research and advocacy group). Co-presenting at my session was attorney Bill Anderson of the State Compensation Insurance Fund. We jokingly […]


August 5, 2015

MORE ON CAL-OSHA

In a recent post I noted that the U.S. Department of Labor had ordered Cal/OSHA to respond to a list of concerns triggered by a formal complaint filed by a health and safety activist group (see link to my post below). Cal/OSHA director Juliann Sum has now responded, sending a seven page formal response dated July […]


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