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.
The California Supreme Court has declined to block implementation of Prop 22, the November 2020 voter-passed initiative which designates app-based drivers as independent contractors under a scheme set up by the initiative. The challenge to the initiative was filed on January 12, 2021 with the California Supreme Court. Filing the challenge were the SEIU (Service […]
Each January Workerscompzone begins the year with a quiz. The quiz gives soothsayers out there a chance to weigh in on likely events and trends we will see in California workers’ comp over the next year. Without further ado, get out your crystal ball and have at it (note in some instances there may be […]
At the end of 2020, it’s time to take stock of what transpired in the California workers’ comp world. As you may guess, it was mostly COVID, COVID COVID. But there was other stuff, too. Here is my list of the top 10 California workers’ comp developments in 2020, with a bit of commentary on each: […]
The California DWC held a December 14 hearing to allow public comment on proposed revisions to the QME fee schedule. Approximately 125 participants sat in on the meeting over Zoom, with 17 stakeholders delivering oral statements. Any written comments must be filed by midnight on December 15. The current proposed revisions can be found here: […]
As of November 30, California has adopted emergency temporary regulations that require employers to take many steps to prevent workers from COVID-19 hazards. California employers will need to familiarize themselves with these standards quickly. I’ll link to the text of these new regs at the end of this blog post. The new regs require employers […]
On a recent online bloggers’ panel, panelists were asked for some closing thoughts on workers’ comp in 2020. What came to mind for me? That the comp system has been a rock of stability for many people during the medical, economic and political turmoil of 2020. Thanksgiving is a good time to remember that. America […]
Applicant attorneys have been sayin’ it for years….. Treatment delays often lead to higher workers’ comp costs. That simple premise is confirmed by an important October 20, 2020 study done by the WCIRB. The paper (see below) is titled “Cost Impacts of Medical Care Delays in the California Workers’ Compensation System”. The authors, Julia Zhang, […]