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

THE 2018 CALIFORNIA WORKERS’ COMP QUIZ

Every new year I kick off January with a quiz on likely developments in California workers’ comp. Readers can test their insight into probable 2018 happenings in the comp world by taking the following test. Note that in some cases there may be more than one correct...

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SPECIAL DEAL

Should California extend special workers’ comp protections to day laborers? That’s what AB 206 would boil down to. AB 206 (see link to the current bill text below), sponsored by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher,  is to be considered in the California Assembly...

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2017 CALIFORNIA WORKERS’ COMP TOP 10 LIST

What were the top developments in California  workers’ comp during 2017? Every year (and at mid year) I compile a list of my picks for readers. I’ve included links to some of the primary source material as well as links to some of the in-depth posts I did on these...

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THE FRAUD AUDIT

The California State Auditor recently released a December 2017 audit report on fraud in the California workers’ comp system. An unusual crossfire resulted, as the California Department of Insurance (the CDI) accepted the audit recommendations, but the Department of...

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A FEEL GOOD STORY

A FEEL GOOD STORY

$32,526 in donations to buy toys and 39 boxes of actual toys. That’s the impressive haul assembled this week by the Oakland workers’ compensation community for the 9th Annual Oakland Mayor’s Toy Drive. It’s a feel-good “Toy Story”. A lot of Bay Area kids will have...

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SHAKEN AND STIRRED

Some of the most revered figures in American’s media and entertainment industry have recently been toppled by a wave of sexual harassment allegations. And those embroiled in this wave of misconduct allegations include politicians both left and right, Democrat and...

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HAPPY CYBER MONDAY

The turkey is gone, most people are back to work, and the workers’ comp world resumes. Happy Cyber Monday. Perhaps you struggled with crowds on Black Friday and threw a small bone to your local small businesses on Saturday. But like millions of Americans, you may be...

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QME ONLINE TRAINING

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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UNCOMMON AGREEMENT

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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IN LAS VEGAS

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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