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Monthly Archives: August 2023

Court of Appeal Nixes WCAB’s “Grant for Further Study”

August 3, 2023 The California Court of Appeal for the Second District issued a writ of mandate on August 1, 2023, ending the WCAB’s longstanding procedure of granting Petitions for Reconsideration for Further Study. Unfortunately, however, do not expect the WCAB to start issuing final decisions at a blistering pace just yet. There has been a significant uptick in the number of “grant-for-study” orders in recent years, especially since the start of the pandemic in 2020. If you have petitioned […]

Advocacy Letters: Strategies For Eliciting A “Winning” Report

August 3, 2023 A carefully crafted advocacy letter will make an impactful first impression. Often, an advocacy letter is one of the first communications between an attorney or adjuster and the medical expert. Many advocacy letters submitted to medical experts are “form letters” lacking specific details and information from a medical standpoint. As a result, medical experts are left to submit reports that do not address specific details of the claim and pertinent medical information. This leads to delays, supplemental […]

LFLM Workers’ Compensation Newsletter – August 2023

August 3, 2023 The Workers’ Compensation Newsletter Volume 27, No. 2 | August 2023 LFLM is proud to share our new LFLM August 2023 Workers’ Compensation Newsletter  Calendar Wheels! You asked and we listened. Laughlin, Falbo, Levy & Moresi LLP now has Date Forecasting Wheels available.  If you would like to receive a wheel, please contact Diane Freeman ( ). Our Articles in this edition of the Newsletter: Court of Appeal Nixes WCAB’s “Grant for Further Study” The California Court of […]

2023 CAAA Conferences: What Are Applicant’s Attorneys Saying?

August 3, 2023 Twice a year, the California Applicants’ Attorneys Association has a conference to discuss everything from changes in Workers’ Compensation Law, to developing new strategies to increase recoveries for their clients. The 2023 Winter CAAA and Summer conferences were no exception; this year’s conferences covered a range of topics including expediting medical treatment, strategies to obtain QME panel lists in their preferred specialties, increasing permanent disability, and pursuing penalties. 1)    Medical Discovery – Securing Authorization for Treating Physicians, […]