Jun 20, 2024

Jeff Adelson on S.B. 553

S.B. 553 and July 1 is QUICKLY approaching! Is your anti-violence plan prepared? BPK Partner, Jeffrey Adelson, was quoted in a recent Business Insurance article noting, "employers should look beyond the risk of fines. If an injured worker or surviving family member sues the employer…

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Mar 07, 2024

70% of CA CT Claims Involved An Attorney

In a recent article from businessinsurance.com, the California Workers’ Compensation Institute found that 70% of CA CT Claims involved an attorney, calling this a “unique phenomenon” for California. The article explains that cumulative trauma claims represented 37.5% of all litigated claims in the work comp system in…

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Feb 22, 2024

Drug Trends in Workers’ Comp Medical Management

Opioid control and prevention is the top pharmacy program concern according to 52% of participants from the 2023 Workers’ Compensation Industry Insights Survey. However, with opioid utilization on the decline in recent years, a more diverse range of trends are beginning to emerge. Silvia Sacalis, from…

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Feb 15, 2024

New Bill Effecting Work Comp

The new bill, A.B. 1870, would require CA employers to post a revised notice that states an "injured employee may consult a licensed attorney to advise them of their rights under workers compensations laws” and that “(i)n some instances, attorney’s fees may be paid from an injured…

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Jan 29, 2024

Opportunities at BPK, Let’s Chat!

Are you an attorney with workers’ compensation experience? ... and looking for something better, something different, or just curious about what other firms are paying? We’d love to talk with you. We are always looking for an attorney who can make a difference; whether you…

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Jan 23, 2024

Med-Legal Travel Expenses Increase for 2024

Per the CA Department of Industrial Relations, “the Division of Workers’ Compensation is announcing the increase of the milage rates for medical and medical-legal travel expenses by 1.5 cents to 67.0 cents per mile effective January 1, 2024. This rate must be paid for travel…

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Jan 17, 2024

Bridget Harrison as BPK’s New Managing Partner – January 2024

Bober, Peterson & Koby, LLP proudly announces the appointment of Bridget Harrison as the firm's new Managing Partner. With an impressive track record and extensive experience in workers’ compensation defense litigation, Ms. Harrison brings a wealth of expertise to her new role. Her strategic vision…

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Sep 28, 2023

Collyn Gebauer, Nick Helvey and Tiffany Gruenberg – New Attorneys At BPK

At BPK our clients are always at the forefront of everything we do. Bober Peterson & Koby LLP is excited to announce the addition of one new Senior Associate Attorney, and two Associate Attorneys dedicated to continuing our mission of delivering excellent results for our…

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Apr 27, 2021

The New QME Fee Schedule: Time for Us to All Get on the Same Page

The DWC just announced approval of the Medical-Legal Fee Schedule (MLFS) which went into effect as of April 1, 2021. Pursuant to Title 8 California Code of Regulations, section 9795, for all Medical-Legal appointments scheduled on or after that date, the MLFS requires that a…

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