Elsen Cheng, of SRTK’s Orange County office, recently received a take nothing on a hotly contested 132a claim.
The Legislature created for industrially injured employees the right to receive Temporary Disability benefits in order to afford them with a stream of income during the recuperation period for the purpose of expediting their return to work.
Occasionally, the Courts enable the perpetuation of gamesmanship. In Saldana v Color Spot Nurseries 2017 Cal.Wrk. Comp. P.D. 46, the employee asserted four Applications alleging injury AOE/COE to multiple body parts.
Can a physician’s report be thrown out where one party communicates with the practitioner?
In Garcia v Yirae Fashions 2017 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS 30, the Court addressed the proper procedure for challenging the specialty designated in a QME panel request.
Joe Smith, a surly, disgruntled, sub-optimum, morbidly obese individual, has claimed the occurrence of an industrial injury to his back.
In Galleano Winery, Inc. v WCAB (Macias) (1997) 61 CCC 1547, the Court declared that the workers’ compensation process will be perverted where there is any “exercise in gamesmanship.”
Kimberlyn Bulkat, of SRTK’s San Diego office, successfully prevented the expense and risk of an applicant receiving a commutation of benefits for personal expenses, including a new roof, mortgage payments, and other debts.
California workers’ compensation offers applicants temporary disability (TD) payment.
According to the Legislative Analyst’s Office’s February 17, 2017 report, the repeal of the 2010 Affordable Care Act could have substantial ramifications to the State of California.
Tim Kinsey’s efforts in defending a workers’ compensation fraud case result in a guilty plea and jail time.
The Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board recently issued its decision in Feige v State of California 2017 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS 10.
Recent Noteworthy Panel Decisions (NPDs) involving the determination of an applicant’s official date of injury and the statute of limitations as well as who is liable for the applicant’s injury.
We are a proud sponsor of the Valley Industrial Claims Association’s (VICA) annual Crab Feed event, to be held on Friday February 17, 2017 at the Dante Club in Sacramento.
SRTK’s Kimberly Dyess is scheduled to present at the Association of Insurance Professionals’ luncheon on February 21, 2017 in San Diego.
Shareholder Tim Kinsey was recently quoted in Sherri Okamoto’s February 6, 2017 WorkComp Central article about treatment within Medical Provider Networks (MPNs).
We are excited to announce that our newest office, located in the San Fernando Valley, has opened its doors.
No two words within the Workers’ Compensation system create more of a universal repugnance than lien claimant. The stench of the fraudulent medical providers has been exacerbated by their apparent ability to impose upon the employers of this state responsibility for satisfying their liens.
Independent Medical Review. Although the words appear clear, confusion exists in their application, depending upon the statute that is utilized.
This week our Thousand Oaks office celebrated the holidays with some food and lots of fun!
Numerous efforts were undertaken in years past to eliminate fraud from the workers’ compensation system.
Happy Holidays to All from the SRTK Inland Empire Team
Our Sacramento office celebrated the holidays with good food and great friends.
Many times, it’s difficult to tell the future when it comes to predicting the evolution of our ever evolving workers’ compensation system.
We were a proud sponsor of the 2016 AWCP Holiday Party last night. Click “Read More” to see a pic of the SRTK team at the event.
The Association of Insurance Professionals’ Annual Holiday luncheon is on December 13, 2016 and we are excited to be a part of the event.
For the past 18 months, Dalene Bartholomew of Probe Investigations and I have been presenting at conferences regarding deceit and fraud detection strategies. This article distills much of that presentation.
Join SRTK in sending congratulations to Jeff Stander who is retiring as a Shareholder after an amazing 34 years of service.
The San Diego Chapter of Risk Insurance Management Society (RIMS) is hosting a holiday luncheon on December 8, 2016.
The 2016 Royal Ball hosted by the Association of Workers’ Compensation Professionals is almost here. We look forward to attending the event on December 8, 2016.
We’re going to New Orleans! The 25th Annual National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference and Expo is taking place from November 30 through December 2 and we couldn’t be more excited to be one of the exhibitors.
Tis the season…for holiday parties! On November 18, 2016 SRTK will attend the Valley Industrial Claims Association (VICA) holiday party benefiting the Sac County Sheriff’s Department Toy Project Program.
Okay. Let’s get one thing straight applicant attorneys. Labor Code §4060 governs the dispute over compensability of an injury, which is something we all know.
Welcome to the new SRTK website! We are grateful you decided to join us and look forward to providing you with the most up-to-date content of the goings on in California workers’ compensation.
There is a lot of confusion as to what is Contribution and what is Reimbursement, and of course what is the appropriate method of dispute resolution for each. By knowing what type of supplementary proceeding you are dealing with we can take the appropriate action to protect or even advance our client’s interests.
In 2015, the Office of Administrative Law or (“OAL”) approved the Division of Workers Compensation (“DWC”) regulations regarding benefit notices including the DWC-1 Form/NOPE and posting notices. The amended regulations pertain to benefit notices under Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations, §§9810, 9811, 9812, 9813, 9814, 9881.1, and 10139. These new regulations apply … Continued
On October 28, 2015, the California Court of Appeal, First District, ruled in Francis Stevens v. WCAB (Outspoken Enterprises), 241 Cal. App. 4th 1074 (1st Dist. 2015) that California’s Independent Medical Review (IMR) procedure is constitutional.