Payment of Interest on Attorney Fees in California

The California Second Appellate District has opened the door for applicant’s attorneys to receive statutory interest on fee awards for depositions and other WCAB attorney fee awards. In the matter of Koszdin v. State Compensation Insurance Fund , filed July 6, 2010, the Court of Appeal determined...

California Attorney’s Fees in a Post-COLA World

Notice of Correction: The date in the first paragraph has been corrected. Labor Code Section 4659(c) mandates that for injuries occurring after January 1, 2003, awards resulting in either a life pension or total permanent disability indemnity shall be increased by an amount equal to the percentage...

California EAMS: Compliance With QME Regulations

New Qualified Medical Examiner (QME) regulations were issued on Feb. 17, 2009. These regulations provide helpful guidance for both attorneys and doctors on how to obtain the highest quality evaluations for injured workers. Compliance with these regulations will ensure that once the case goes to trial...