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.

October 29, 2018


Is another workers’ comp conflict in the making? That’s the take by Dan Walters, one of the most senior and savvy journalists on the Sacramento scene. Walters has observed political wars over California workers’ comp going back decades. His most recent piece on workers’ comp predicts that as Governor, Gavin Newsom will be called upon […]

October 25, 2018


Over the years I’ve been amazed about the loosey goosey approach many attorneys have towards the QME process. Not sending medical records to the QME at all, sending too many medical records, sending medical records at the last minute, sending undisclosed sub rosa films, sending no cover letter with questions to be addressed, sending massive […]

October 16, 2018


Recently I became aware of an interesting experiment by the SCIF, the State Compensation Insurance Fund. Titled the “Injured Worker Incentive Program”, this SCIF program (see link below) promised certain monetary incentives to those who it deemed in compliance with certain benchmarks. This apparently was a small SCIF program, and inquiries by some of my […]

October 11, 2018

FITZPATRICK and 4662(b)

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I- I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference” -Robert Frost The paths one chooses can make a big difference. That’s the ultimate takeaway from a September 2018 California Court of Appeal (Third Appellate District) decision, Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation v. […]

October 3, 2018


The California Department of Industrial Relations has recently done two presentations on the Supplemental Job Displacement Benefit (SJDB) program. Slides were presented at the June 2018 and September 2018 meetings of CHSWC (see link to the slides at the end of this post). A brief history of retraining benefits for California injured workers is in […]


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