Category Archives: Yrulegui & Roberts

THREE BUSINESS OWNERS ARRAIGNED IN WORKERS’ COMPENSATION FRAUD CASE IN CALIFORNIA

Workers’ compensation fraud remains a serious problem in our state. Three business owners were recently indicted and arraigned on criminal workers’ compensation fraud charges. As reported by Insurance Journal, the following three individuals are facing criminal workers’ compensation fraud allegations: Troy Williams of Angels Camp, California; Nanci Morman, of Somerset, California; and John Allison, of […]

REPORT: WORKERS’ COMPENSATION WRITTEN PREMIUMS DOWN 2% YEAR-OVER-YEAR IN CALIFORNIA

According to a report from the Insurance Journal, the written premium for California workers’ claims in 2021 was 2% lower than 2020 and 14% lower than 2019. The decrease was driven largely by a drop in the charged workers’ compensation insurance rate. Here, our Fresno workers’ compensation defense lawyer provides a more in-depth assessment of […]

PROPOSED WORKERS’ COMPENSATION REFORM BILL IN CALIFORNIA WOULD REQUIRE EMPLOYERS TO COVER SERVICES OF A SOCIAL WORKER IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES

According to reporting from Business Insurance, a proposed workers’ compensation reform bill in California would put a new obligation on employers: The duty to cover the professional services of a licensed social worker when deemed necessary to help an employee recover from the after effects of an on-the-job injury. In this blog post, our Sacramento […]

AN OVERVIEW OF FOUR COMMON WORKERS’ COMPENSATION DEFENSES IN CALIFORNIA

Employers have a duty to get no-fault workers’ compensation insurance coverage for both full-time and part-time employees (California Labor Code § 3700). If a worker is hurt on the job, they can claim benefits without proving that the employer was negligent or otherwise caused their accident. Of course, that does not mean that a workers’ […]

DEFENDING A WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CLAIM ON THE GROUNDS OF A PRE-EXISTING CONDITION IN CALIFORNIA

As defined by Healthcare.gov, a pre-existing condition is a health problem that a person already had before their new coverage starts. Pre-existing conditions can be matters of dispute in workers’ compensation claims. The primary issue: Who is responsible for an injury if an employee already had a medical condition before the workplace accident? In this […]