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  • June 13, 2018

    Liable by Default: Failure to Deny A Claim Means the Claim is Accepted

    In California, when it comes to accepting or rejecting an injured employee’s claim, the claims administrator that neglects to issue a decision is still effectively making a decision.

    A recent Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) trial serves as a reminder that legally, claims administrators must timely either accept or reject liability. When the claims administrator fails to issue a timely decision, the claim is presumed accepted— even when the claim is deniable on its merits.


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  • April 5, 2018

    WCAB Resolves Lien Deadline Issue

    Lien claimants who filed required supplemental lien declarations on July 2 or 3 of 2017 wondered: would the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) agree to adjudicate those liens? Recently, the WCAB finally made their decision.

    California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) mass-dismissed over 292,000 previously filed liens in August, for failure to timely file the retroactive lien declarations by the deadline of July 1. In October, the DWC lifted the dismissal notice on liens for which claimants filed the declaration on July 2 or 3, since July 1 fell on a Saturday.

    The liens’ fates were unclear, until last week’s WCAB decision: if the claimant filed their declaration by 5pm on Monday, July 3, they were on time.

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  • August 16, 2017

    DWC Closes Over 292,000 Liens per New Declaration Requirements

    On August 14, the DWC dismissed over 292,000 unresolved liens due to the lien claimants’ failure to timely file the required Supplemental Lien Declaration as mandated by SB 1160 for all liens filed between 1/1/2013 and 12/31/2016.

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