The constitutional challenge to California’s IMR system in Frances Stevens v. Outspoken Enterprises continues to be the number one story in California workers’ comp. At this past weekend’s CAAA convention in San Diego much of the focus was on the problem of injured workers getting medical treatment, the high volume of UR denials, and the

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Welcome to workerscompzone’s 2015 California workers’ comp quiz. What does 2015 hold for the workers’ comp world? Each year the blog features a quiz where you can test your ability to gauge future events.  I’ve set aside a bottle of good Pinot for anyone who aces this year’s quiz. Here is a list of 10

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The California courts may be on the verge of clarifying  the required standard for using vocational expert testimony to rebut the California permanent disability rating schedule under the Ogilvie case. Around a year ago Contra Costa County filed a Petition for a Writ of Review in the Doreen Dahl v. Contra Costa County case. In January

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The announcement that Senator Barbara Boxer won’t run for re-election has set in motion a game of political musical chairs. On a personal level, it’s hard to imagine that Senator Boxer has already served in the Senate for about 23 years. When I started at Boxer & Gerson in the mid-1980s she held a seat

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At each year end workerscompzone features a post on the most prominent workers’ comp happenings during the year. In California workers’ compensation, what were the top developments during 2014? Here, in no particular order, are my what caught my eye as choices for the top 10 events and trends in California workers’ comp  in 2014. I’ve

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