• Blog Icon Published November 3, 2017

    Aaron Hemmings Receives a Take Nothing

    SRTK Shareholder Aaron Hemmings received a Take Nothing judgment in the case of a 56-year-old, long-term machine operator who alleged three claims of injury AOE/COE in a post-termination fashion, all of which were denied.

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  • Blog Icon Published October 27, 2017

    Appellate Court to Review Five-Year Cap on TD Payments

    The California Workers’ Compensation Institute has filed an amicus brief with the 4th District Court of Appeal arguing that the California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) “judicially rewrote” a statutory cap on temporary disability duration when it awarded benefits to an injured worker more than five years after the injury occurred.

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  • Blog Icon Published September 28, 2017

    Building a Sound Workers’ Compensation Case, Especially Concerning PD

    All workers’ compensation practitioners know that they must conduct the proper due diligence and research to build a credible and legitimate case. Recent Noteworthy Panel Decisions (NPDs) can expose practitioner flaws as well as shed light on how to properly build and defend a case.

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  • Blog Icon Published September 25, 2017

    Eric Barr of Inland Empire Earns a Take Nothing

    Eric Barr, of our Inland Empire office, recently earned a take nothing on a diabetes claim.

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  • 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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