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.
Is vocational expert necessary to prove that a worker is 100% disabled, or can medical expert evidence establish a total permanent disability? This is an issue that arises in the most serious workers’ comp cases, usually in the context of an argument that under Labor Code 4662 (permanent total disability according to fact) or the LeBoeuf case […]
David DePaolo passed away over the weekend. This is a tremendous loss for the workers’ comp industry, both in California and nationally. It’s really hard to believe. David, president of Workcompcentral.com, spoke on a bloggers panel with me just 3 days ago at the closing plenary session at the Disneyland CCWC conference. On our panel, David’s wit and […]
Last week many of the California workers’ comp system met at Disneyland, where the California Coalition on Workers’ Compensation held its 14th annual conference. I had the honor of attending and speaking on a panel featuring prominent bloggers analyzing important issues and trends facing the system. One event at the conference was especially moving. That’s […]
2016 is half done, so it’s time for my annual mid-year look at California workers’ comp. Here, in no particular order, are the events and themes that seemed to stand out in the first half of 2016, with a bit of commentary: 1. Regulatory activity in the first half of 2016 was quiet. By mid 2016 […]