Workers’ Comp Executive: Court Limits CDI’s Authority In Contract Disputes

The Fourth District Court of Appeal says the California Department of Insurance’s administrative law judges and Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara do not have the authority to decide breach of contract disputes through the administrative hearing process. The decision came in a 12-year-old premium audit case, but observers say the findings apply broadly to the common…

Nick Roxborough Discusses Newsom’s Workers’ Comp COVID-19 EO in WorkCompCentral

As California begins its phase-by-phase reopening process Friday, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s executive order creating a rebuttable COVID-19 presumption has cast a shadow of uncertainty for insurance carriers and employers. Governor Newsom’s long-awaited executive order creates a rebuttable presumption stating that all employees who contract COVID-19 at their place of work while at the direction of…

The Titans of Workers Compensation Features Nicholas Roxborough

For over 30 years, the law firm of Roxborough, Pomerance, Nye & Adreani has been defending the rights of employers, Primary Treating Physicians, and Qualified Medical Evaluators against discrimination, fraud, and malfeasance by California’s powerful workers compensation carriers, third party administrators, and even the Division of Workers Compensation.  Recently, Mr. Roxborough and his firm defended…

Left waiting: Workers’ comp creates lengthy delays for Californians injured on the job

Although the number of Californians needing evaluations for reported on-the-job-injuries has soared, the state’s stable of approved medical evaluators to review those cases has been dropping. Injured workers in California often wait months or even years to receive the medical evaluations required to get needed treatment, and in some cases to determine how disabled they…