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Monthly Archives: April 2020

2020 CCWC (California Coalition on Workers’ Compensation) – Cancelled

Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the California Coalition on Workers’ Compensation (CCWC) 18th Annual Conference: Legislative & Educational Forum, presented by Sedgwick, and scheduled to take place for July 15-17 at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, has been cancelled. Date: Cancelled Location: Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, Anaheim, CA Additional information located at the CCWC Website Laughlin, Falbo, Levy & Moresi, LLP. is a sponsor. Due to evolving restrictions on large group gatherings, these conferences may be cancelled […]

2020 Regulations Update

April 21, 2020 It seems every time we celebrate a New Year we are presented with changes in the California’s Worker’s Compensation system. 2020 was no exception, as revisions of California Code of Regulations, Title 8 became effective January 1, 2020. These changes affect sections 10300 to 10999. This regulatory update marks the largest change and reorganization of the rules since they were adopted. The purpose of reworking the organizational structure of the rules, which were originally adopted in 1966, […]

Permanent Disability Strategies Take Center Stage at 2020 Palm Springs CAAA Convention

April 21, 2020 The 2020 CAAA Convention took place in Palm Springs, and while we are used to seeing the applicants’ bar come up with creative approaches to increase permanent disability, given that permanent disability can be a primary cost-driver for a claim’s value, it is not surprising that strategies focused on increasing PD were once again a hot topic. One novel idea was focused on a broad reading from the AMA Guides 5th Edition. In giving general examples of […]