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  • Blog Icon Published July 27, 2017

    How to Choose a Workers’ Comp Defense Attorney

    There are certain things you should know when you choose your workers’ comp defense attorney and other attorneys associated therewith. The purpose of this article is to help you choose a workers’ comp defense attorney who proactively, as opposed to reactively, can help resolve your claims in a manner beneficial to the interests of the … Continued

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  • Blog Icon Published June 26, 2017

    The Cumulative Trauma Claim

    Cumulative trauma injuries are quickly becoming one of the more difficult areas of law for clients to deal with in California workers’ compensation claims.

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  • Blog Icon Published November 11, 2016

    2016 VICA Winter Bash

    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.

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  • Blog Icon Published November 4, 2016

    Disputes Regarding Compensability Of Injury – Labor Code §4060

    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.

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  • Blog Icon Published November 1, 2016

    Our First Blog Post!

    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.

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  • Blog Icon Published October 23, 2016

    Psychiatric injuries and Mental-physical injuries – LC §3208.3:

    In Stolp v. California Department of Developmental Services 2015 Cal.Wrk.Comp. P.D. LEXIS 508, the WCAB affirmed the WCJ’s finding that the applicant peace officer’s claim for cumulative psychiatric and cardiovascular injury was barred by the lawful, good-faith, nondiscriminatory personnel action defense under LC 3208.3 and pursuant to the analysis in Rolda.

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  • Blog Icon Published March 21, 2016

    Regulations for 2016

    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

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  • Blog Icon Published February 10, 2016

    The Construction of IMR

    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.

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  • Blog Icon Published February 10, 2016

    Dahl and Future Earning Capacity

    A challenge we have been facing since SB899 was enacted is whether the future earning capacity factor in the Permanent Disability Schedule is rebuttable.

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