California Paralegal Manual: Workers’ Compensation is a powerhouse guide for paralegals to the fundamentals of this dynamic field of law.
Packed with more than 100 practice/paralegal tips, scores of sample forms, and over 150 real-world examples of the legal and factual issues discussed in the manual, this title serves as a highly practical reference source for applicant and defense practitioners, large and small law firms, and insurers and claims administrators.
Written by Saro K. Kerkonian, a Workers’ Compensation Law Specialist certified by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization with over 30 years of experience on both the applicant and defense side of workers' comp, and Douglas Parker, a senior paralegal and Rutter Group author with extensive workers’ compensation experience, this powerhouse guide is an essential resource.
- Overview of California workers' compensation practice
- General rules of compensability
- Overview of types of injuries and benefits
- Initiating and responding to claims
- Medical treatment
- Disability benefits
- Death benefits
- Litigating workers' compensation claims
- Post-trial appellate procedures
- Remedies for employer's failure to provide benefits and for bad faith actions
- California insurance guarantee association
- State-administered trust fund benefits
- Carve-out cases