$32,526 in donations to buy toys and 39 boxes of actual toys. That’s the impressive haul assembled this week by the Oakland workers’ compensation community for the 9th Annual Oakland Mayor’s Toy Drive. It’s a feel-good “Toy Story”. A lot of Bay Area kids will have something to smile about as a result of the generosity

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Some of the most revered figures in American’s media and entertainment industry have recently been toppled by a wave of sexual harassment allegations. And those embroiled in this wave of misconduct allegations include politicians both left and right, Democrat and Republican. Sacramento has seen its share of these allegations. A large group of women who

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The turkey is gone, most people are back to work, and the workers’ comp world resumes. Happy Cyber Monday. Perhaps you struggled with crowds on Black Friday and threw a small bone to your local small businesses on Saturday. But like millions of Americans, you may be hunting down “deals” on what is hyped as the

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The DWC has now unveiled an online QME training module. Compressing training into a one hour online course is not an easy thing, but the course (see link to it at the bottom of this post) does hit many of the QME basics and high points, with links to various statutes and regulations. The pool

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How can a worker access medical treatment where the workers’ comp claim is denied? The answer is unsatisfying, but the truth is……it depends. It’s a situation that applicant attorneys often encounter. A worker is sitting in the lawyer’s office wanting advice about options. Usually the discussion revolves around getting interim treatment while the parties await a

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