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CWCI Study Tracks Growth of California Workers’ Comp Medical Payments

A new CWCI study on changes in California workers’ compensation medical payments finds that since accident year (AY) 2005 – the first year after the last round of workers’ compensation reforms – the average amounts insurers pay for medical services on work injury claims have jumped...

Departure From Strict AMA Guides Rating Justified for Ankle Injury: Cal. Comp. Cases December Advanced Postings (12/24/2012)

Here’s the fourth batch of advanced postings for the December 2012 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2012 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. Western Towing (Total H. R. Solutions, dba Western...

The Unreliable Vocational Expert: Cal. Comp. Cases January Advanced Postings (1/16/2013)

Here’s the third batch of advanced postings for the January 2013 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2013 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. Guillermo Hernandez, Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation...

The Unreliable Vocational Expert: Cal. Comp. Cases January Advanced Postings (1/16/2013)

Here’s the third batch of advanced postings for the January 2013 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2013 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. Guillermo Hernandez, Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation...

California: Keys to Proving Apportionment: The Bullet Proof List

The apportionment statutes were massively revised by the 2004 workers’ compensation reform package. However, apportionment was one of the only areas of the workers’ compensation law that did not get hit by the most recent reform legislation of SB 863. Nevertheless, over the past year, the...

Lien Claim Not Time Barred When Defendant Acknowledged Notice of Lien: Cal. Comp. Cases March Advanced Postings (3/19/2013)

Here’s the fourth batch of advanced postings for the March 2013 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the cases to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2013 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. County of San Bernardino, Petitioner...

CWCI Scorecard Examines California Workers’ Comp “Other Injury, Poisoning & Toxic Effect” Claims

A new California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI) “Injury Scorecard” on job injury claims identified as “other injuries, poisonings and toxic effects” finds that these claims often involve non-specific or ill-defined diagnoses; are more likely than other claims to...

California: Calculating the Attorney’s Fee

Attention Lexis Online Subscribers: Citations link to lexis.com. Bracketed citations link to Lexis Advance. Several recent panel decisions have dealt with the issue of calculation of attorney’s fees. In some cases, the WCAB has awarded higher fees than the WCJ. In other cases, the WCAB has drastically...

California: Apportionment, Conclusive Presumptions and Labor Code Section 4662 (Part 1 of 2)

Attention Lexis Online Subscribers: Citations link to lexis.com. Bracketed citations link to Lexis Advance. Editor’s Note: The following is Part One of a two-part article. Are there any circumstances under which apportionment will reduce a 100% PD finding under LC § 4662 [ 4662 ]? In...

California: Apportionment, Conclusive Presumptions and Labor Code Section 4662 (Part 2 of 2)

Attention Lexis Online Subscribers: Citations link to lexis.com. Bracketed citations link to Lexis Advance. Editor’s Note: The following is Part Two of a two-part article. Part One can be read here . Cases Where Apportionment Is Not Applicable to LC § 4662 Cases: In the writ denied...