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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 […]

Business on Hold Due to COVID 19? Here’s Why Temporary Disability Benefits Might Still be Owed During the Shutdown

March 25, 2020 While the world grapples with the sudden and far-reaching impacts of COVID-19, the effects of its spread have been felt across all businesses and communities. As our government struggles to stem the spread of the disease, we have been forced to adapt to a rapidly changing social and legal landscape, which can lead to uncertainty regarding legal obligations to employees. With more and more employees ordered to stay home from work and shelter in place, unique challenges […]

Containing COVID-19: Initial Impressions on Assessing and Mitigating Claims Exposure

March 9, 2020 Containing COVID-19: Initial Impressions on Assessing and Mitigating Claims Exposure The growing outbreak of COVID-19 is concerning for not only public health, but also for employers who could soon be faced with an influx of workers’ compensation claims. Allegations of exposure are most likely to arise in sectors of the economy where job duties place employees in close and frequent contact with the public. These “high risk” sectors include health care workers, public safety officers, teachers, those […]

LFLM Workers’ Compensation Newsletter – January 2020

LFLM is proud to share our new LFLM January 2020 Workers’ Compensation Newsletter   Articles featured in this edition of the Newsletter are:   Trend Alert: Fitzpatrick May Signify the Elimination of Diminished Future Earning Capacity as an Indicator of Permanent Impairment Written by Nelly Sang, Esq., of our LFLM-Sacramento Office     A Stipulation for Home Housekeeping Services is not “Forever” Written by Vicki Rubin-Howton, Esq., of our LFLM-Anaheim Office

LFLM Workers’ Compensation Newsletter – November 2019

LFLM is proud to share our new LFLM November 2019 Workers’ Compensation Newsletter Articles featured in this edition of the Newsletter are:   Proving Labor Code Section 132a Violations Written by Sonya Arellano, Esq., of our LFLM-San Jose Office   Subrogation at a Glance Written by Loren N. Meador, Esq., of our LFLM-Los Angeles Office  

LFLM Workers’ Compensation Newsletter – August 2019

LFLM is proud to share our new LFLM August 2019 Workers’ Compensation Newsletter. Articles featured in this edition of the Newsletter are: Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy and the Workers’ Compensation System Written by Ashley R. Nijinksi, Esq., of our LFLM-Anaheim Office Vouchers and the Un-Written Burden for Defendants Written by Donald E. Applegate, Esq., of our LFLM-San Francisco Office