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.

November 13, 2020


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, […]

November 4, 2020


The Prop 22 ballot measure has passed, giving Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash a big victory. Prop 22 exempts the app-based transportation and delivery companies from the application of AB 5 and the Dynamex “ABC employment test”. Over $200 million in ad spending did the trick, as the gig-driver companies broke the record for the most spending […]

October 20, 2020


Prop 22 will be the most expensive ballot campaign in California history. What kind of work injury insurance does Prop 22 provide for workers if passed by California voters? This blog post will examine that in some detail. First, though, let’s take a 10,000 foot view. Uber, Lyft, Doordash and other gig platform companies have […]

September 4, 2020


The 2020 California legislative session is done. What is notable from a workers’ comp standpoint? While the number of bills passed was small, some important ones await Governor Newsom’s signature as this post is done. In future posts I’ll analyze some of these in more depth, but let’s take a snapshot look now: More professions […]

August 30, 2020


The California legislative session is slated to end tomorrow night. We are now at crunch time. What maneuvering has been taking place behind the scenes over the weekend is not yet clear, but as of several days ago three workers’ comp COVID-19 presumption bills were still alive. One, SB 1159 was amended again over the […]

August 20, 2020


Lyft won’t be shutting down tonight. Earlier today the company had announced they would be ceasing California operations tonight unless they received judicial relief in a recent case dealing with the definition of driver employment status. But after Lyft’s announced shutdown, the California Court of Appeal First District granted a stay of a recent order […]

August 6, 2020


SB 1159 will be the legislative vehicle to address a compensability presumption for workers who contract COVID after the July 2020 expiration of Governor Newsom’s executive order. The bill had been set for hearing. That was postponed and the bill amended. It’s now set for hearing in the Assembly Insurance Committee on August 11. As […]