Category Archives: Psych Claim

CALIFORNIA PSYCHIATRIST SENTENCED IN WORKERS’ COMPENSATION FRAUD SCHEME

According to a report from CBS SF Bay Area, a psychiatrist based in San Francisco has been sentenced to prison in connection with a workers’ compensation fraud scheme. George Demetrius Karalis, 76, will serve a sentence of 120 days in prison and will pay $1.4 million in financial restitution to the affected parties. The judgment […]

California Workers’ Compensation Defense: Your Guide to Labor Code Section 4660.1

Businesses and non-profit organizations are required to provide workers’ compensation insurance coverage for their employees. Through a workers’ compensation claim in California, an employee can seek benefits for job-related injuries. As noted by the state’s Division of Workers’ Compensation, “psychiatric injuries are compensable under California Law,” However, under Labor Code Section 4660.1, a worker with […]

THE POST-TERMINATION DEFENSE AND THE PSYCH CLAIM

An employer may receive notice that a disgruntled former employee has filed a workers’ compensation claim alleging a psychiatric injury after being fired or laid off. However, the employer may not necessarily be liable for the claimed injury thanks to the post-termination defense pursuant to Labor Code Section 3208.3(e). The legislature has specifically enacted a […]