Ainbinder & Pratt's latest updates and commentary on workers compensation, personal injury and car accident legal issues.


The DWC has now unveiled an online QME training module. Compressing training into a one hour online course is not an easy thing, but the course (see link to it at the bottom of this post) does hit many of the QME basics and high points, with links to various statutes...

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How can a worker access medical treatment where the workers’ comp claim is denied? The answer is unsatisfying, but the truth is……it depends. It’s a situation that applicant attorneys often encounter. A worker is sitting in the lawyer’s office wanting advice about...

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Are California peace officers covered for injuries incurred while responding to crimes or assisting victims while they are off duty and out of state? That is now a big issue in light of the mass injuries in Las Vegas. According to news reports, there may have been...

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A lot of the WCAB panel decisions that come along seem like small-ball stuff. But every once in a while there are big-deal issues. So it is with a July 10, 2017 WCAB panel decision, Kyle Pike v. County of San Diego (ADJ 7811907) (see text of the case at the end of...

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More Controversy Over Vegas Shooting Comp Claims

Sacramento, CA - Orange County rejected workers' compensation claims from four sheriff's deputies injured in the shooting, paving the way for a court battle that could force appellate judges to eventually decide an untested issue touching several counties and cities...

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New QME Study Shows Less Evaluator “Bias”

Sacramento, CA - Frank Neuhauser from the University of California, Berkeley published a new study on Qualified Medical Evaluators discussing trends in evaluations, availability to meet panel requests, and other issues. He used extensive electronic administrative data...

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Los Angeles Injury Verdict for Injured Restaurant Worker

Friday, October 20, 2017 In California, employees of host businesses may be able to file lawsuits against negligent third parties such as subcontractors or vendors who cause them injury while they are working. Third-party injury lawsuits may be filed even when the...

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