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The Unresolvables – no, that's not the title to a catchy movie set in the prohibition era. It's the name the weary litigator gives to those special cases that just can't be settled. Let's face it, some cases are bound for trial. Yet, out of all the skills we use in practicing law, trial advocacy is our most important but least utilized skill. And like any skill, mental or physical, if you don't use it, you lose it! That is why it is imperative you attend the Advanced Litigation Skills Boot Camp presented by California Lawyers Association Workers’ Compensation Section (formerly The State Bar of California Workers' Compensation Section). This year's boot camp has an all-star lineup of WCAB judges and litigators, who will impart a combined 100+ years of workers' compensation litigation experience upon you.
The boot camp is offered at one location:June 9-10, 2018 – Hyatt Regency Los Angeles International Airport
The boot camp will cover best practice tips and advanced lien issues.
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By Julius Young
RAND has now delivered to CHSWC a draft report on the California Return to Work Supplement Program. The report (see the bottom of this post) on the RTWSP has now been uploaded to the CHSWC website, with public comments due by May 7, 2018. RAND’s Michael Dworsky presented slides and a summary of the draft report at the April 5, 2018 CHSWC meeting. The RTWSP is commonly referred to by some in the industry as the $120 million fund. It was established during the 2012 negotiations regarding SB 863 and is intended to provide some extra compensation to workers with disproportionately high earnings losses.
On March 6, 2018, in County of San Diego v. Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (Pike), the Court of Appeals filed a published opinion, holding that, under Labor Code section 4656(c)(2), an injured worker is not entitled to either temporary disability benefits or full salary benefits under Labor Code section 4850—more than five years from the date of injury. This decision reversed the decisions of the WCJ and WCAB, which held that, under Labor Code section 4656 (c)(2), an injured employee was entitled to temporary disability benefits and full salary benefits under Labor Code section 4850 for up to 104 weeks within a five-year period and unlimited benefits thereafter. Read More
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