Follow

Bay area workers compensation lawyers schoemaker law offices

Don't handle your workers' compensation claim on your own...FREE Consultation


Notice: Undefined offset: 0 in /mnt/data/vhosts/casite-513364.cloudaccess.net/httpdocs/administrator/components/com_easyblog/includes/post/post.php on line 1049

Workers' Compensation Attorney Scot D. Shoemaker

Workers' compensation news, insights, and information for San Francisco Bay Area residents.

New Year...New Laws for Workers' Compensation in California 2015

California Workers' Compensation Laws 2015As we say goodbye to 2014 and we welcome 2015, we need to keep in mind that with the new year we have new laws relating to workers' compensation in California. A summary of the new laws can be found at the following Department of Industrial Relations website link:
 
http://www.dir.ca.gov/OPRL/Leg_Digest2014.pdf
 
With respect to workers' compensation, The Governor signed AB 1035 which extends the time period for public safety employees (firefighters or peace officers) to file a case to collect death benefits from 240 weeks to 420 weeks but no more than one year after the date of death subject to certain conditions.

The Governor also signed AB 1746 which now requires unrepresented employees to be placed on a priority calendar to resolve issues involving whether the injured worker was actually an employee or whether the injury was work related.
 
The Governor also signed AB 2732 which allows CIGA to levy an assessment of up to 2% of direct written premiums for the payment of claims and expenses.
 
Notably, the mileage rate for 2015 has been increased to 57.5 cents per mile and the new Medical mileage expense form can be found on the following link.
 
http://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/I&A_mileageForm.pdf

Workers' Compensation Law Attorney Scot Shoemaker helps San Francisco Bay Area residents with legal matters related to their work related injuries. To schedule a free consultation, call (415) 463-5310.

Rate this blog entry:
2
Now Serving Workers' Compensation Clients in our N...
Return-to-Work Supplement Program for Injured Cali...

workers-compensation-lawyer-northern-california

WORKERS RIGHTS EXPLAINED

Let Our Lawyers HelpExperience You Can Trust

  • Certified Specialist From the State Bar of California +

    Scot Shoemaker is one of a select few attorneys recognized as a workers' compensation certified specialist from the State Bar Read More
  • 100% Focused on Workers' Compensation Legal Matters +

    Our law firm is totally focused on legal matters related to workers' compensation. You will get our full attention, and Read More
  • Over 20 Years Experience +

    Attorney Scot Shoemaker has over 20 years experience helping Northern California residents like you with workers' compensation legal matters. Read More
  • 1