What does 2019 hold for California workers’ comp? 2018 is kaput, but you can check out my recap of important 2018 developments here: http://www.workerscompzone.com/2019/01/01/the-top-10-2018-california-workers-comp-developments/ Early each year I do a quiz on the likely developments in workers’ comp for the coming year.  Just how prescient are you? Put on your thinking cap and let’s get

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As the year comes to a close, it’s time to assess what was significant in California’s workers’ compensation system in 2018. With hindsight, what were the big developments and the big themes? Each year I assess system developments at mid year and at year’s end. Here, in no particular order, are my picks for 2018

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What is the likely 2019 agenda at the California Division of Workers’ Compensation? We now have some clues, courtesy of a recent presentation by current DWC Administrative Director George Parisotto, who spoke at the December 2018 CHSWC meeting  in Oakland. Following the meeting I asked Parisotto if he would be willing to share the list

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The California Court of Appeal, 1st District has now issued an opinion certified for publication in an important apportionment case, City of Petaluma V. WCAB (Aaron Lindh) (see text of the decision below). Lindh, a police canine officer, had injured his eye by receiving three to six blows to the head while doing training with a

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RAND has posted its draft report on Medical -Legal reporting in California workers’ compensation. The report, authored by RAND researcher Barbara Wynn, titled “California Workers’ Compensation Medical-Legal Fee Schedule” notes that: “The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) Division of Workers Compensation (DWC) requested that RAND review the California workers’ compensation Medical-Legal (ML) fee schedule,

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