Injured Workers’ Advocates to Convene, Release eBook, Examine Women’s Workplace Injuries

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR : Thursday, January 23, 2014

Contact: Steve Hopcraft 916/457-5546, Steve@hopcraft.com; Twitter: @shopcraft

Rancho Mirage, CA - The California Applicants’ Attorneys Association (CAAA), whose members represent Californians injured on the job, will convene more than 1,000 workers’ compensation professionals, the overwhelming majority advocates for Californians injured on the job, in Rancho Mirage for a four-day convention beginning Thursday, January 23. “Our Winter Convention will be one of our largest ever, and will feature numerous panels addressing a wide range of issues,” said CAAA President Jim Butler. “The convention will open with a new program identifying scores of new ‘Pearls’ of the AMA Guides, and introduce an exciting new eBook that should become a ‘must-have’ tool for all of our practices. We will examine an unprecedented barrage of new regulations that require major changes in how we advocate for those injured at work. We will evaluate the first year of Independent Medical Review (IMR) decisions, and focus on women in the workplace, and how we can better prevent and address their injuries. Cumulative trauma claims are under attack, and we will focus on how those claims for repetitive strain affect working Californians. Finally, we will look at how the Affordable Care Act will affect workers’ compensation.”

Senator Holly Mitchell and Assemblymember Toni Atkins will participate in a panel on “Women in the Workplace: Injuries & Cumulative Trauma,” Friday afternoon.


WHAT:    California Applicants’ Attorneys Association Convention

WHEN:    Thursday, January 23, 2014 through Sunday, January 26th
Westin Mission Hills, 71333 Dinah Shore Drive, Rancho Mirage

WHAT:     Advocates for Californians injured on the job review key cases, provide expert guidance on SB 863, release eBook        


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