The Workers’ Compensation Section is pleased to honor outstanding legal professionals who have exceeded expectations in the practice of workers’ compensation.
Join us for the Steve Jimenez Memorial Special Recognition Awards at the CLA Annual Meeting, which will be held at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina.
The 2018 honorees are:
For more information about the Steve Jimenez Memorial Special Recognition Awards, click here.
Earn 6 Hours MCLE Credit! 6 hours of this program meets the specialization requirement of "mechanics of rating permanent disability requirement" for the certified workers' compensation specialty.
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport
2500 N Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA 91505
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Update: Speakers will also be addressing issues related to the Fitzpatrick LC 4662 case that was issued as a published decision on Tuesday, September 25, 2018. This case will radically change the way both applicant and defense present cases where injured worker alleges they are 100% PTD.
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The Workers’ Compensation Section of the California Lawyers Association was previously known as the Workers’ Compensation Section of The State Bar of California. The Workers’ Compensation Section is a non-profit and non-partisan, and continues to bring you some of the greatest MCLE programs in the State.
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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Continuing Education of the Bar, California (CEB) is extending some special discount offers to our section. As a member of the Section, you're eligible for:
Information about the section dues rebate program can be found on the CEB Web site.
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