This renowned work features more than 6,000 case discussions and valuable advice from a leading authority in California workers’ compensation law.
Since 1980, the late Judge Sheldon St. Clair’s California Workers’ Compensation Law & Practice has been the “go to” resource when tough questions arise.
California Workers’ Compensation Law & Practice provides start-to-finish guidance – over 250 pages – on readying and trying your case. You receive detailed explanations of procedures, strategies for circumventing traps and maximizing opportunities, solutions to common problems, and governing law for:
Determination of medical issues
- The AME/QME process
- Required notices
- Formal medical evaluation procedures
- Reports of medical evaluations
- Recovery of medical-legal costs
- Filing or serving reports
- Medical records
- Pre-trial discovery
- Setting for trial
- Expedited hearings
- Mandatory settlement conference
- Disqualification of WCJs
- Arbitration process
- NIT procedures
- Finding and award or order
- Interest and cost
- Lien claim procedures
- Credit, restitution, commutation
- Enforcement of awards
REVISION 13 HIGHLIGHTS
The latest revision of California Workers’ Compensation Law & Practice keeps you up-to-date in the ever-changing world of workers’ compensation. With the addition of hundreds of recent cases (including hard-to-find “noteworthy” panel decisions), 49 new or revised forms, and new text in every chapter, the best book on California workers’ compensation law is now even better.
This year’s revision includes in-depth coverage of such current issues as:
- Relation-back doctrine and Jones Act claims.
- Independent contractor relationship: freeway service patrol employees.
- Out-of-state employees working temporarily within state: extraterritorial effect of LC §3600.5(d).
- Extension of premises: military bases & other large workplaces.
- Temporary disability: credit for sums paid in lieu of wage for disability.
- Permanent disability: reservation of jurisdiction where employee has reached maximum medical improvement, but condition likely to deteriorate.
- Multiple injuries to the same body part.
- When is an employer not liable for the supplemental job displacement benefit?
- Supplemental job displacement benefit for injuries occurring on or after January 1, 2013.
- Job displacement benefit rules for injuries occurring on or after January 1, 2013.
- Return to work supplemental program.
- Discrimination for refusing to allow employee to use accrued sick leave to supplement temporary disability.
- Joinder of UEF: identifying employers.
- Immigration status not a bar to UEF benefits.
- Notices that must be sent by the claims administrator.
- Venue for lien conferences.
- Claim form or estoppel required for presumption of compensability.
- Commutation of fee.
- Laches defense: is sending a bill the same as filing a lien?
- New body parts alleged after filing N&F petition.
- QME panel disputes in represented cases.
- Process for handling treatment disputes.
- Lien filing and activation fees.
And much more!