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.

December 29, 2017

2017 CALIFORNIA WORKERS' COMP TOP 10 LIST

What were the top developments in California  workers’ comp during 2017? Every year (and at mid year) I compile a list of my picks for readers. I’ve included links to some of the primary source material as well as links to some of the in-depth posts I did on these various topics. Here, in no […]


December 20, 2017

THE FRAUD AUDIT

The California State Auditor recently released a December 2017 audit report on fraud in the California workers’ comp system. An unusual crossfire resulted, as the California Department of Insurance (the CDI) accepted the audit recommendations, but the Department of Industrial Relations disputed the recommendations, causing the State Auditor to fire back in rebuttal to the DIR’s […]


December 13, 2017

A FEEL GOOD STORY

$32,526 in donations to buy toys and 39 boxes of actual toys. That’s the impressive haul assembled this week by the Oakland workers’ compensation community for the 9th Annual Oakland Mayor’s Toy Drive. It’s a feel-good “Toy Story”. A lot of Bay Area kids will have something to smile about as a result of the generosity […]


December 5, 2017

SHAKEN AND STIRRED

Some of the most revered figures in American’s media and entertainment industry have recently been toppled by a wave of sexual harassment allegations. And those embroiled in this wave of misconduct allegations include politicians both left and right, Democrat and Republican. Sacramento has seen its share of these allegations. A large group of women who […]


November 27, 2017

HAPPY CYBER MONDAY

The turkey is gone, most people are back to work, and the workers’ comp world resumes. Happy Cyber Monday. Perhaps you struggled with crowds on Black Friday and threw a small bone to your local small businesses on Saturday. But like millions of Americans, you may be hunting down “deals” on what is hyped as the […]


November 17, 2017

QME ONLINE TRAINING

The DWC has now unveiled an online QME training module. Compressing training into a one hour online course is not an easy thing, but the course (see link to it at the bottom of this post) does hit many of the QME basics and high points, with links to various statutes and regulations. The pool […]


November 9, 2017

UNCOMMON AGREEMENT

How can a worker access medical treatment where the workers’ comp claim is denied? The answer is unsatisfying, but the truth is……it depends. It’s a situation that applicant attorneys often encounter. A worker is sitting in the lawyer’s office wanting advice about options. Usually the discussion revolves around getting interim treatment while the parties await a […]


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