Does PD Boost Mean Inadequate July Rates?

Insurance carriers and employers expect the new permanent disability rating schedule to boost costs by hundreds of millions of dollars after it takes effect in January 2009. Employers also expect a surge in claims for injuries that have gotten an increase in future earning capacity. The result will be increased rates. Employers are counting on … Read More »

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News Digest 5/16/2008

Ventura to Rehire Firefighter Who Was Forced to Go on Disability Ventura city officials agree to pay $750,000, in addition to more than two years of back pay and benefits, … Read More »

News Digest 5/2/2008

Oceanside Officer Wins $628K for Disability Discrimination A former Oceanside Police Department field evidence technician who was fired and sued the city for disability discrimination after it denied her workers’ … Read More »


The level of permanent disability (PD) benefits is once again the talk of Sacramento. Though benefits significantly increased in 2002 with the passage of AB 749 (Calderon), the permanent disability … Read More »

News Digest 7/25/2007

California Appeals Court Upholds Disability Rating Schedule A California appeals court Tuesday sided with an employer and Zurich North America Insurance Co. by upholding the use of a post-reform workers’ … Read More »

News Digest 5/15/2007

WCAB Judge: Permanent Disability Formula Arbitrary Applicants’ attorneys claim a major victory after Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board Judge Jacqueline C. Duncan rules that the state’s formula for calculating permanent disability … Read More »

LV Outraged

If déà vu were an occupational disease, most of us would be on workers’ compensation. On March 28, the Assembly Insurance Committee will hear the latest, largely irrelevant data from … Read More »

LIV Keep It Simple, S—–

That strange odor you may smell from the general direction of Sacramento is a deal cooking on increasing permanent disability benefits. Consistent with the way workers’ compensation issues have been … Read More »