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OVERVIEW AND PREPARATION

  The California Workers’ Compensation laws were enacted by the legislative body to ensure fair and just treatment of California workers who incur injuries in the course of their employment, and provide them with the medical care they need to cure and...

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PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE LABOR CODE

The Workers’ Compensation system in California was specifically created to compensate employees for injuries sustained in the course of their employ­ment. The primary goal of this compensation is for injured workers to be cured or relieved from the effects...

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MEDICAL CARE CAN EXPAND

The worker that has a job related injury can be entitled to receive medical care to cure or relieve the effects of the injury. Typically, the medical care is ascribed to a particular system and/or body part that were injured in the job-related event, and...

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PROTECTION FOR INJURED WORKERS UNDER THE FIVE-YEAR WINDOW

Workers’ Compensation cases are typically resolved through a trial with a Findings and Award by the Court; a Stipulations with Request for Award agreed to by the parties with an Award by the Court; and/or a Compromise and Release with an Award by the...

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THE DREAM THAT BECAME A NIGHTMARE

As many readers are aware, the current Workers’ Compensation system was amended to incor­porate Utilization Review (UR) and Independent Medical Review (IMR). The dream for this change was that it would expedite injured workers’ access to the medical care...

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