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 30, 2020

THE TOP 10 CALIFORNIA WORKERS’ COMP DEVELOPMENTS OF 2020

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: […]


December 15, 2020

A HEARING ON THE PROPOSED QME FEE SCHEDULE

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: […]


December 8, 2020

THE CAL/OSHA COVID-19 STANDARDS

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 […]


November 24, 2020

ANOTHER WORKERS’ COMP THANKSGIVING

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 […]


November 13, 2020

WHAT WE’VE BEEN SAYIN’

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

PROP 22 PASSES

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 AND CALIFORNIA WORKERS’ COMP

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 […]


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