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Workers' Compensation & Risk Conference Golf Tournament

Workers' Compensation & Risk Conference Golf Tournament

This year's Workers' Compensation & Risk Conference (WCRC) got off to a great start yesterday morning, with a golf tournament held at the Monarch Beach Golf Links! It was a beautiful day on the fairway and a perfect beginning to this week's conference. If you're attending WCRC, we hope you'll come visit us at Booth #1004 in the Pacific Ballroom Foyer, where you can spin our wheel of fortune for an awesome giveaway--and don't forget to bring business cards to enter our raffle drawing!

Liability for Cumulative Trauma Injury Under LC 5500.5

Liability for Cumulative Trauma Injury Under LC 5500.5

Multiple employers or insurers can be liable for a cumulative trauma (CT) injury, and it's common for employers or insurers to dispute whether and how much liability they have for such an injury. Pursuant to Labor Code 5500.5(a), liability for a CT injury is limited to employers who employed the worker during the one-year period immediately preceding the date of injury (LC 5412), or the last date of injurious exposure, whichever occurs first.

Urgent Report: DWC Announces In-Person Walk-Throughs Starting 9/6

Urgent Report: DWC Announces In-Person Walk-Throughs Starting 9/6

On August 9, 2022, the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) announced that all DWC district offices except Eureka will accept in-person walk-through documents beginning September 6, 2022, pursuant to CCR 10789. Eureka is permanently a virtual office and walk-through documents should be brought to the DWC Santa Rosa district office.

Time Extensions for Petitions for Reconsideration

Time Extensions for Petitions for Reconsideration

Per Labor Code § 5903, a petition for reconsideration may be filed "[a]t any time within 20 days after the service of any final order, decision, or award made and filed by the appeals board or a workers' compensation judge." Although LC 5903 establishes a basic 20-day time period for filing a petition for reconsideration, most parties are given longer.

Padres v. Giants Game at Petco Park

Padres v. Giants Game at Petco Park

Thanks to everyone who joined us at Petco Park for the Padres v. Giants game last Friday! It was a great game (especially for you Padres fans) and a great night of catching up over food, drinks, and friendly team rivalries!