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California EAMS: Winning the Race to the Medical Unit
Posted on 4 Jan 2012 by Colleen Casey

[ Note: This article was updated on January 11, 2012, to provide the reader with more information about handling civil matters. ] Workers’ compensation practitioners enjoy a rule that is unique to the world of EAMS litigation. 8 CCR 10507 provides... Read More

2011 Year in Review: The Top 10 Workers’ Compensation Events in California
Posted on 6 Dec 2011 by Robert G. Rassp, Esq.

By Robert G. Rassp, Esq. The year 2011 has been noteworthy for many events in our workers’ compensation system and as much for events that did not occur. So this year, we will add a bonus – the Top Five Events In 2011 That Did Not Occur... Read More

California EAMS: Issues to Consider Before Submitting Your Settlement Docs
Posted on 12 Jun 2012 by Colleen Casey

By Colleen S. Casey Copyright © 2012. All rights reserved. Listed below are several issues to consider before submitting a document for approval by a workers’ compensation judge (WCJ). Walk Through Document Defined: A “walk... Read More

California EAMS: Medical Reports as Evidence
Posted on 22 Sep 2011 by Colleen Casey

Last fall, we issued a blog discussing Rule 8 CCR §10629 which sets forth the perimeters for filing exhibits in EAMS for trial. The rule requires that all parties create and serve a list of the exhibits they plan to offer as evidence at trial, preferably... Read More

EAMS Blogs Reference Page (updated 6/18/2012)
Posted on 30 Jan 2013 by EAMS Blogs

Welcome to the EAMS Blogs Reference Page, which is designed to help you find specific topics, statutes, and regulations referenced in the blogs written by Judge Colleen Casey and Judge Robert Norton. Feedback and comments can be sent to Robin.E.Kobayashi... Read More

California: A New Year With New Rules and New Responsibilities
Posted on 8 Feb 2014 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

The Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) has rung in the New Year with new rules, new regulations and new responsibilities for all participants in the workers’ compensation community. It is important to be cognizant of all the changes... Read More

California: DWC/WCAB Policy and Procedure Manual Revised
Posted on 25 Mar 2013 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

Attention Lexis Online Subscribers: Citations link to lexis.com. Bracketed citations link to Lexis Advance. The Division of Workers’ Compensation and the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board have released the 2013 Revision of the DWC/WCAB... Read More

LexisNexis Interview: Associate Chief Judge Ellen Flynn, California Division of Workers’ Compensation
Posted on 26 Sep 2012 by Hon. Kenneth B. Peterson

LexisNexis recently interviewed newly appointed southern region Associate Chief Judge Ellen Flynn on a warm summer day at her Anaheim Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board office. Judge Flynn had served as Presiding Judge there for 20 years, in addition... Read More

California: What Decisions Rule and When Do They Rule?
Posted on 11 Oct 2011 by Colleen Casey

In last month’s blog, we set forth a chronology of the significant case law on permanent disability determinations. The list has been updated and set forth again below: Chronology of Significant PD Rating Cases: 12.7.06 Costa... Read More

California: Chief Judge Looks Back on Two Years of Service
Posted on 16 Dec 2013 by Hon. Kenneth B. Peterson

The position of Chief Judge for the Division of Workers’ Compensation has had a storied history since its inception more than a decade ago. In April 2002, then Administrative Director Richard (Dick) Gannon appointed Steven Siemers, a trial judge... Read More

CA: Petition for Reconsideration With Incorrect Case Numbers Found Timely Filed
Posted on 31 May 2010 by Robin E. Kobayashi

Demetrio Pantoja v. SGN Construction WCAB Procedure--EAMS--WCAB found that defendant's petition for reconsideration electronically filed on 4/22/2009 with incorrect case numbers (legacy numbers rather than ADJ numbers, as required by EAMS) was... Read More

CA: DWC Encourages External Users to Become e-Form Filers
Posted on 15 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

Filing electronically benefits filers and the workers’ compensation system overall OAKLAND , CA - The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) is seeking more participants for its e-forms trial, which allows filers to electronically submit... Read More

CA: DWC Readies Launch Of New E-Filing Method: JET File
Posted on 25 Mar 2011 by workerscompensation.com

Oakland, CA (CompNewsNetwork) - The California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) is preparing to launch a new electronic filing method, JET File, that will make it easier than ever for paper filers to become e-filers and “join the E... Read More

CA: DWC Moving Toward Mandatory E-Filing for Attorneys
Posted on 9 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

***THIS POST WAS REVISED 9/15/2010*** OAKLAND, CA - Last month DWC celebrated two successful years using the Electronic Adjudication Management System (EAMS) as the court’s system of record. DWC is now poised to take the next logical step in... Read More

CA: Insurance Group Opposes Presumption for Hospital Employees, Injured Worker Access to EAMS
Posted on 28 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

SACRAMENTO, CA - The Association of California Insurance Companies (ACIC) has notified lawmakers of their opposition to the following workers' compensation bills: AB 1994 , which would establish a presumption for hospital employees. ACIC states... Read More