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 18, 2018

SETTING THE AGENDA

What is the likely 2019 agenda at the California Division of Workers’ Compensation? We now have some clues, courtesy of a recent presentation by current DWC Administrative Director George Parisotto, who spoke at the December 2018 CHSWC meeting  in Oakland. Following the meeting I asked Parisotto if he would be willing to share the list […]


December 11, 2018

THE LINDH APPORTIONMENT DECISION

The California Court of Appeal, 1st District has now issued an opinion certified for publication in an important apportionment case, City of Petaluma V. WCAB (Aaron Lindh) (see text of the decision below). Lindh, a police canine officer, had injured his eye by receiving three to six blows to the head while doing training with a […]


December 5, 2018

RAND POSTS MEDICAL-LEGAL STUDY DRAFT REPORT

RAND has posted its draft report on Medical -Legal reporting in California workers’ compensation. The report, authored by RAND researcher Barbara Wynn, titled “California Workers’ Compensation Medical-Legal Fee Schedule” notes that: “The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) Division of Workers Compensation (DWC) requested that RAND review the California workers’ compensation Medical-Legal (ML) fee schedule, […]


December 4, 2018

ACTUARIES AT IT

Time flies. It has been six years since the passage of the 2012 workers’ comp reform package, SB 863. And it’s been two years since the WCIRB published a November 2016 dedicated research paper monitoring the costs of SB 863 (see link below). Data isn’t everything,. It is obvious but alway needs repeating. The workers’ […]


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