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.

April 27, 2017

GENETICS

Workers’ compensation in California is about to enter the tar pit of genetics, That’s the take-away from City of Jackson v. WCAB (Christopher Rice), an April 26, 2017 ruling by the California Court of Appeal 3rd District that has been certified for publication (the entire opinion is at the bottom of this post). Writing for […]


April 21, 2017

FODDER FOR CYNICS

Despite his promises, President Trump may not be draining the swamp. But in the California workers’ comp world, the medical provider swamp is being drained, little by little. Yesterday came word that scores of physicians up and down the state had been charged in a kickback scheme involving compound medications, transdermal creams, and urine tests. Allegedly, […]


April 14, 2017

FRONT END FOCUS

Most of the focus of various workers’ comp studies are on the “back end” of workers’ comp. By that, I mean studies on medical costs, the litigation process, indemnity cost trends, loss adjustment and medical cost containment expense, prescribing practices, provider abuse and the litany of other topics that I cover in this blog from time […]


April 5, 2017

VIOLENCE

We’re starting to get more input from the California WCAB on what constitutes a “violent act”. In May 2016 the WCAB addressed the issue in Deborah Larsen v. Securitas Security Services (2016 Cal.Wrk.Comp.P.D.LEXIS 237). Larsen was in a parking lot doing her walking patrol as a security guard when she was hit from behind by […]


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