Monthly Archives: June 2021

THE EVER-CHANGING MEDICAL LEGAL-FEE SCHEDULE

From time to time the DWC feels the need to intervene in not only how the workers’ compensation system is running but also, how people get paid in the workers’ compensation system. What that usually means as defendants, employers and third-party administrators is more work, and sometimes there is no cost savings. The DWC has […]

CALIFORNIA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION DEFENSE: LABOR CODE SECTION 3208.3 AND “SUDDEN AND EXTRAORDINARY” CLAIMS

Under California law, an employee may bring a workers’ compensation claim for a mental or emotional injury. Under California Labor Code Section 3208.3, a “psychiatric injury shall be compensable if it is a mental disorder which causes disability or need for medical treatment” and certain other criteria are satisfied. Under the statute, employees are generally […]

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION FRAUD

In California, businesses, non-profit organizations, and legal entities are required to provide no-fault workers’ compensation insurance coverage to their employees. When someone is hurt on the job, they can pursue a workers’ compensation claim. Unfortunately, not all employees play by the rules. Workers’ compensation fraud remains a significant problem in our state. The California legislature […]