Workers Compensation Settlements in California

Workers Compensation Settlements in California There are two types of workers compensation settlements. They are called a Stipulated Finding and Award and a Compromise and Release. A Stipulated Finding and Award is an agreement which reaches the same decision that a judge would make after a trial. A Compromise and Release completely closes the case. Read more about Workers Compensation Settlements in California[…]

MPNs and Workers’ Compensation

The Fiasco Starts Here: MPNs and Workers’ Compensation in Calif. MAY 8, 2015 ~ CAAAVOICEONCOMP The Fiasco Starts Here: MPNs and Workers’ Compensation in Calif., By: Alan Gurvey, Esq., CAAA Board Member Article originally published on WorkCompCentral, May 7, 2015, and is republished here with permission. Recently I was interviewing a candidate for a vacant attorney position at our firm. I Read more about MPNs and Workers’ Compensation[…]

Workers Compensation Reform 2012 Part IV: Vocational Rehabilitation

Workers Compensation Reform 2012 Part IV: Vocational Rehabilitation. Prior to 2005, California injured workers had an excellent program of workers compensation vocational rehabilitation benefits. It included a budget for schooling, equipment, payments while you went to school, and adequate compensation for a competent counselor. In the workers compensation reform of 2004 in Senate Bill 899, Read more about Workers Compensation Reform 2012 Part IV: Vocational Rehabilitation[…]

Workers Compensation Reform 2012 Part II: Medical Provider Networks

Workers Compensation Reform 2012 Part II: Medical Provider Networks In 2004, Senate Bill 899 was a devastating reform to injured workers. One of these workers compensation reforms in 2004 was the elimination of your ability to have a free choice of treating work comp physician. After 2004 you are required to choose a physician from Read more about Workers Compensation Reform 2012 Part II: Medical Provider Networks[…]