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Workers’ Compensation

Updates and events from the Workers’ Compensation Section

What’s the first thing you think of when you think of Rolda? If you thought of a quirky 70’s sitcom starring Valerie Harper, you owe it to yourself to come to the CLA Workers’ Compensation Spring Conference. Read more
Even before the applicant is seen by the PQME, a lot can be litigated about the PQME. This presentation addresses the most frequent issues that arise before the PQME evaluation, including how the WCAB addresses disputes about the medical specialty, timing of the PQME request, cancellation of the PQME evaluation, replacement panels and timeliness of the reports, and more. Read more
Learn or re-learn the 1, 2, 3 of how to properly impeach a witness. Learn the ins and outs of rehabilitating an impeached witness. It’s been a while since mock impeachments in law school. Read more
The world has been turned upside down and inside out by the chaos of COVID. Now with SB 1159 our elected leaders have provided a legal framework to address alleged work comp COVID claims, but some guidance is needed to all parties. Read more
Workers’ Compensation Publications Subcommittee Co-Chair and Editor of The Workers’ Compensation Quarterly, Randy Pollak, also participated in a podcast with the CalChamber on August 24, 2020. Read more
The Division of Workers’ Compensation and the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board have recently issued additional emergency measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more
With more and more applicants pleading internal issues, it’s important for defendants to understand how to properly rate impairment under the AMA Guides. Read more
Interview with Amy Shen and Brian Egan, two members of the Workers' Compensation Section. Read more
In the last several years, there has been an increase in the number of employers who offer a remote work environment (i.e., work from home). In fact, the numbers of employees working from home have increased by 140% since 2005, with as many as 4.3 million people in the United States working from home at least half the time. (SmallBizGenius, 2019.) Read more
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