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 27, 2016

TAMING THE BEAST

The cost of administering California workers’ comp benefits is starting to swamp the cost of the benefits the system delivers. That’s scary from a policy standpoint. Consider these figures: Not only did medical cost containment rose 272.9% from 2002 to 2013 but also The % of medical dollar spent on treatment decreases from 81.8% in […]


March 22, 2016

COMING BACK

I could never get used to the idea of seeing the Rams in St. Louis. I was a fan of Roman Gabriel, Jon Arnett, Deacon Jones, Jack Youngblood and Ollie Matson, and they wore blue and gold in LA. Seeing the same gear in St. Louis always seemed a sacrilege. There should be an NFL […]


March 14, 2016

OVERDUE

It’s overdue, but the California DWC has finally begun cracking down on claims administrators who fail to provide medical records to IMR in a timely manner. This has been a sore spot for both unrepresented and represented injured workers since the Independent Medical Review procedures went into effect three years ago. Workers and attorneys frequently […]


March 3, 2016

LET'S REGULATE

It’s time for stakeholders to give serious consideration to regulating “signing services” in California workers’ comp. That’s been my opinion for some time, and it was reinforced by reading a recent article (March 1, 2016) by Workcompcentral’s Greg Jones. The article deals with litigation over alleged hacking into the computer of a LA area applicant […]


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