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California: The Critical Nature of Compensable Consequences

As the reform provisions of SB863 kick into high gear, parties are grappling with a variety of challenges. One of the more complex and intriguing issues for practitioners is identifying and processing injuries that are compensable consequences of the original industrial injury. This is an extremely...

California: Direct Injuries vs. Compensable Consequences

The Importance of Knowing the Difference Between Direct Injuries and Compensable Consequences For dates of injury prior to 1/1/2013, injured workers were entitled to full workers’ compensation benefits for injuries to all body parts, regardless of whether the injury was a result of a “direct...