It’s Thanksgiving. Being a lawyer has been good to me and most of my colleagues in the workers’ comp field. But perks? The workers’ comp industry doesn’t have many perks. Yes, the occasional A’s game ticket. And periodic educational junkets and forums. Not much else. You can only use so many pens and hi-liters from

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Hey, it’s the weekend and my mind works in strange ways. Remember the 1950s/1960s Japanese monster films, many of which are now cult classics? Mothra vs. Godzilla was in 1962:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mothra_vs._Godzilla I couldn’t help thinking of those classic monster films this week as I saw ACOEM doing battle with IJOEH in the press. The battle of

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A unanimous California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board has issued its decision in Joey Costa vs. Hardy Diagnostic and State Compensation Insurance Fund. Here’s the link to the decision:http://www.dir.ca.gov/WCAB/EnBancdecisi … 7-EB-8.pdf The decision (Costa “2”) affirms the right of applicant attorneys to use vocational experts/labor market experts to rebut the permanent disability rating schedule. But who

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A unanimous California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board has issued its decision in Joey Costa vs. Hardy Diagnostic and State Compensation Insurance Fund. Here’s the link to the decision:http://www.dir.ca.gov/WCAB/EnBancdecisi … 7-EB-8.pdf The decision (Costa “2”) affirms the right of applicant attorneys to use vocational experts/labor market experts to rebut the permanent disability rating schedule. But who

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A few years ago a batch of Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board mail was found in a dumpster away from the court. Sorta circular filed, so to speak. I remember when I was a newbie workers comp attorney practicing at the Oakland district office. The local board at the time was having severe clerical problems. Somewhere

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