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.

March 31, 2020

ZOOM VIDEO DEPOSITIONS

Yesterday I did my first remote video deposition via Zoom. It went well. As the workers’ comp community looks at lockdowns and social distancing that may extend for months, workarounds and practical solutions are of great interest. At the moment, most workers’ comp attorneys are not meeting in person with clients or having the clients […]


March 26, 2020

FORCING THEIR HAND

Absent action by the DWC, a lawsuit will be filed next week to force the hand of the California Division of Workers’ Compensation on the issue of video QME evals during the coronavirus crisis. My last post looked at the issue of video evals during the coronavirus emergency: http://www.workerscompzone.com/2020/03/24/video-evals-during-the-coronavirus-emergency/ On March 25, Woodland Hills attorney […]


March 24, 2020

VIDEO EVALS DURING THE CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY

QME evaluations are part of the essential plumbing of the California workers’ comp system. If that plumbing gets too backed up, we have a major mess on our hands. COVID virus is wreaking havoc on our health system and economy right now, threatening to destroy small businesses and whole industries alike. The response of policymakers […]


March 17, 2020

SHELTER IN PLACE

As I noted in my last post, the coronavirus poses a major challenge to the California economy, including the California workers’ comp system. The Bay Area economy is largely shut down under yesterday’s shelter in place orders. Other counties have ordered closures of gatherings, bars and restaurants. In a world where many workers have minimal […]


February 27, 2020

CORONAVIRUS AND WORKERS' COMP

Are we entering so-called “black swan” times? If a pandemic of the COVID-19 is about to crest in the U.S., what might it mean for California workers’ comp? Reduced economic activity and a general sense of panic may surely result, but the breadth, length and severity of the spread make it impossible to predict at […]


February 14, 2020

RAMPANT FRAUD?

The arrest of California law enforcement workers for workers’ comp fraud makes a splashy news item in the media.  In recent days there has been the report that a former Santa Clara police officer, Kenneth Henderson,  was arrested for fraudulently misrepresenting his claimed disability. His wife, Mandy Henderson, formerly of the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s […]


January 17, 2020

THE 2020 CALIFORNIA WORKERS' COMP QUIZ

What does 2020 hold for California workers’ comp? You can self-test your visionary skills by taking the quiz below, the current version of the blog’s yearly call for soothsayers to test their chops. Time to get started. 1. Regarding cumulative trauma claims, in 2020: a) C/T claims will fade as an issue as the number […]


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