• Blog Icon Published February 21, 2020

    PARMA 46th Conference & Expo

    SRTK will be attending the Public Agency Risk Management Association’s 46th Conference & Expo in Monterey! Come say “Hi” to Shareholder Tim Kinsey and our Client Services Manager Melissa Downing Tuesday the 25th through Friday the 28th at the Monterey Conference Center. For more information and to register, click here.

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  • Blog Icon Published February 18, 2020

    Valley Industrial Claims Association’s (VICA) Annual Crab Feed

    We are a proud sponsor of the Valley Industrial Claims Association’s (VICA) annual Crab Feed event, to be held on Friday, February 21, 2020 at the Dante Club in Sacramento. Jerry Rempel, Shareholder of our Sacramento and Chico offices will be representing SRTK, so come say “Hi!” VICA is a non-profit organization that promotes communication … Continued

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  • Blog Icon Published January 17, 2020

    2019 Fourth Quarter Newsletter

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  • Blog Icon Published January 13, 2020

    SRTK Promotes Jerry Rempel to Shareholder, Longtime Shareholder Ted Richards to Transition to Of Counsel

    SRTK is pleased to announce that Jerry Rempel has become a Shareholder of the firm. Jerry will be the Managing Shareholder of SRTK’s Sacramento and Chico offices. Jerry joined the firm in 2003 and opened the Chico office in 2004. His past 17 years of dedication and hard work are great examples of #srtkstrong.

    Ted Richards is transitioning to an Of Counsel role after two decades plus with SRTK. Ted has been a workers’ comp lawyer for over 30 years, and we look forward to continuing to draw on his 30 years of workers’ comp experience and knowledge.

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  • Blog Icon Published November 22, 2019

    3rd District Court of Appeal ruling in Meadowbrook Ins. Co. v. WCAB addresses timeliness of EOR and subsequent jurisdiction.

    The 3rd District Court of Appeal issued a ruling in Meadowbrook Ins. Co. v. WCAB [link below] that an interpreter bill for med-legal services will be barred if the provider does not seek a second review following denial by the defendant’s EOR under the IBR/non-IBR process located in LC4603.2(e).

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  • Blog Icon Published November 22, 2019

    Paul Zayat Obtains Order of Dismissal in Disputed Lung Cancer Case

    Congratulations to Paul Zayat of the El Segundo office on obtaining an order of dismissal on a disputed lung cancer case! Ultimately the applicant relented and dismissed her case. At issue, should the PTP report have prevailed at trial, was 2 years of TTD, medical care, permanent disability and future medical care related to lung cancer.

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  • Blog Icon Published October 16, 2019

    Yan Falkinstein Earns a Take Nothing After Vigorous Cross-Examination

    Congratulations to Yan Falkinstein of our San Fernando Valley office on a hard-earned Take Nothing! Ultimately Yan was able to prove to the satisfaction of the court that the filing was based upon clerical error of the PTP’s office and there was no factual or medical evidence to support the allegation, but in the alternative the Statute of Limitations would apply.

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  • Blog Icon Published October 16, 2019

    Southern California Doctor Sentenced to Two Years Over Kickbacks

    Dr. Timothy J. Hunt has been ordered to serve two years in federal prison and will forfeit $3 million after admitting to taking over $1.5 million in illegal kickbacks from Pacific Hospital of Long Beach over a five year period.

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  • Blog Icon Published October 11, 2019

    2019 Third Quarter Newsletter

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  • Blog Icon Published September 16, 2019

    Kimetra Newton secures win on excessive copy service fees.

    Congratulations to Kimetra Newton, who scored a big win for our client, saving a large amount of money on excessive copy service fees! Kimetra was quickly recognized by our client and her colleagues for this amazing result.

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  • Blog Icon Published August 30, 2019

    Kathleen Roberts Earns a Take-Nothing

    Kathleen Roberts, Shareholder of our San Jose office, recently earned a take nothing on an unusual pro per case involving a chemical exposure claim. The WCJ found no injury. Blood tests from a local hospital had shown an abnormality in the lungs and internal organs, and if the WCJ had found injury, the costs could have been enormous. Way to go, Kathleen!

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  • Blog Icon Published August 27, 2019

    Workers’ Comp Case in New Hampshire Involving Opioids Comes Down to Employee’s Intentional Ingestion of Drugs

    In a workers’ comp case involving opioids in New Hampshire, the NH Disability Rights Center and its insurer faced an argument that “where a work-related injury leads to addiction or substance abuse, that death is compensable.” The New Hampshire Supreme Court affirmed the CAB ruling to deny benefits based on the employee’s actions.

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