• Blog Icon Published September 20, 2017

    2017 Third Quarter Newsletter

    Read our 2017 Third Quarter Newsletter!

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  • Blog Icon Published September 7, 2017

    CMS Names New Workers’ Compensation Review Contractor

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has named a new Workers’ Compensation Review Contractor after some delay. Additionally, CMS also released figures for how much it recovered in Medicare conditional payments from primary payers in 2016.

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  • Blog Icon Published September 1, 2017

    Elsen Cheng’s 132a Case Named a Noteworthy Panel Decision

    A case that Elsen Cheng, of SRTK’s Orange County office, defended was recently deemed a noteworthy panel decision by LexisNexus. Elsen received a take nothing on the hotly contested 132a claim in Espinoza v. Avis Rent A Car, 2017 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS 309.

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  • Blog Icon Published August 16, 2017

    Joanne Thomas Gets Lien Disallowed in its Entirety

    A lien claimant filed a lien in the amount of $21,850.30. SRTK President and CEO Joanne Thomas argued several points, and the court ultimately disallowed the entire lien.

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  • Blog Icon Published August 15, 2017

    Kathleen Roberts of San Jose Obtains a Take Nothing

    After a full day of trial, Managing Shareholder of our San Jose office, Kathleen Roberts, secured a take nothing for tortilla manufacturer Mi Rancho in Hayward.

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  • Blog Icon Published August 7, 2017

    2017 Second Quarter Newsletter

    Our 2017 Second Quarter Newsletter is here!

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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 June 22, 2017

    Tim Kinsey Quoted in Work Comp Central

    SRTK’s Tim Kinsey was recently quoted in Sherri Okamoto’s Work Comp Central article “’Going and Coming’ Rule Doesn’t Apply to Worker Commuting Between Job Sites.” The article summarizes a California appellate court’s decision that denied benefits to a government-employed in-home caretaker who was injured while traveling between the homes of two clients. Although a judge … Continued

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  • Blog Icon Published June 21, 2017

    Criminal Medical Providers and Their Liens

    In 2012, the Legislature enacted SB 863 in order to thwart the longstanding lien crisis and achieve the Constitutional goals of the workers’ compensation system. Although the quest to eradicate ancient liens by establishing time limits and the requirements for payment of activation and filing fees, the beneficial results were short-lived.

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  • Blog Icon Published June 19, 2017

    Nadia Imtanes of Orange County Obtains a Take Nothing

    Congratulations to Nadia Imtanes who recently obtained a Take Nothing on behalf of our client.

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  • Blog Icon Published June 15, 2017

    Bethe Barkley of Greater Los Angeles Receives a Take Nothing

    Bethe Barkley obtained the take nothing after a 3 day AOE/COE trial with 6 witnesses.

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