A major factor that led to the Draconian comp reforms of 2003 and 2004 was the job flight issue. Proponents of reform argued that workers’ comp was strangling the California economy, causing business to leave for other states or the Far East. But a recent study by a prestigious think-tank, the Public Policy Institute of

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Interesting article in last week’s Los Angeles Times about Kaiser going digital. Many of the large insurers and medical providers are (or will) be trying to go digital. Unless and until the kinks get worked out, serious problems in patient care can develop. To see the article; click the url below:http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-k … e-business Julius Youngwww.boxerlaw.com

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On Tuesday, February 20, the California Division of Workers’ Compensation is holding a public forum on a study it has been conducting concerning return to work data and wage replacement. This meeting may provide important clues as to the Schwarzenegger Administration’s position on amendments to the woefully inadequate permanent disability rating schedule. There will be

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The Year of the Pig. Or the boar, to be exact. Gung Hay Fat Choy to you on the Chinese Lunar New Year. It’s one of workerscompzone’s favorite holidays. Being a native North Carolinian, I have a natural affinity to pigs. North Carolina is one barbecue-obsessed state, and is one of the largest pork producing

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At a Thursday public hearing in Los Angeles, the acting director of the California Division of Workers’ Compensation, Carrie Nevans, indicated that there will probably be adjustments in the California permanent disability rating schedule this year. The February 16 edition of Workcompcentral.com quotes Carrie Nevans as saying, “We are not planning on dragging this process

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