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Jump in California Average Weekly Wage to Push 2012 Workers’ Comp Benefits to Over $1,000/Week

New U.S. Department of Labor data shows California's State Average Weekly Wage (SAWW) rose more than 2.4% from $979.90 to $1003.55 in the 12 months ending March 31, 2011, which the California Workers' Compensation Institute (CWCI) reports will push up minimum and maximum temporary total disability...

California Applicants’ Attorneys Association Reacts to California Supreme Court’s “Baker” Decision on Cost of Living for Disabled Workers

Disability Compensation will not keep pace with inflation The California Supreme Court issued its decision today in Baker v. WCAB, addressing the issue of when the cost of living adjustments (COLA) contained in Labor Code Section 4659(c) are first calculated for payments of permanent total disability...

Five Recent Workers’ Comp Cases You Should Know About (11/11/2011) – New York City Auditor Was Not Engaged in "Recovery" Activities Following 9/11 Attacks

Larson's Spotlight on 9/11 Claim, Average Weekly Wage, Pain and Permanent Total Disability, Intentional Tort Claim, and Bad Faith. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers' Compensation Law , has...

Split Panel Rejects Maximum Award of PTD Benefits: Cal. Comp. Cases November Advanced Postings (10/22/2014)

Here’s the first batch of advanced postings for the November 2014 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2014 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. Marco Peris , Petitioner v. Workers'...

CWCI Notes California Workers’ Comp Benefit Increases For 2017

California’s State Average Weekly Wage (SAWW) rose just over 3.9 percent from $1,120.67 to $1,164.51 in the year ending March 31, 2016, which the California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI) reports will boost temporary total disability (TTD) and permanent total disability (PTD) rates...