Injured Workers’ Advocates Convene:  Release Results of Voter Opinion Survey, Call for End to Gender Bias in Women’s Workplace Injuries CAAA PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, June 27, 2015  Las Vegas, NV - The California Applicants’ Attorneys Association (CAAA), whose members represent Californians injured on the job, convened more than 1,000 workers’ compensation professionals in Las Vegas today for a four-day convention. The majority of attendees are advocates for Californians injured on the job. 
 

UR Denied Story I worked for Pan Pacific Petroleum as a truck driver. On Oct. 27, 2013, I was driving a big rig tanker truck in the City of Commerce. A bus being towed in front of me lost its rear axle. The axle knocked the tanker to the edge of the roadway, it jackknifed and...To see his story click here: UR Denied Story Donovan Dixon

Injured Workers’ Advocates Call for Action in Response to National Reporting of Delays and Denials of Medical Care: Reduce UR and IMR Denials Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Applicants’ Attorneys Association (CAAA), whose members represent Californians injured on the job, today responded to the latest reports in a national series of articles by National Public Radio documenting delays and denials of physicians’ recommended medical care by workers’ compensation insurers.

Injured Workers’ Advocates Call for Action to Improve Implementation of SB 863, Reform UR and IMR: 5,000,000 Medical Treatment Denials Per Year Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Applicants’ Attorneys Association (CAAA), whose members represent Californians injured on the job, today told the Senate Labor & Industrial Relations Committee that promised improvements in resolving medical treatment disputes from SB 863 are not materializing, as insurers fail to provide necessary medical records, and dispute five million treatment recommendations each year, mostly from their own chosen physicians. 

The Fallout of Workers' Comp 'Reforms': 5 Tales of Harm - by Michael GrabellProPublica, and photographs by Glenna Gordon for ProPublica Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - An investigation by ProPublica and NPR earlier this month detailed how states across the nation have been dismantling their workers’ compensation systems, with disastrous consequences for many of the hundreds of thousands of people who suffer serious injuries at work each year.

Injured worker advocates Call for End to Workers’ Compensation Bias Based on Gender, Language & Immigration Status; Denial of Injured Employees’ Medical Care; Outlawing “Capping and Running” Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - Sacramento, CA - The California Applicants’ Attorneys Association (CAAA), whose members represent Californians injured on the job, today called upon the Legislature to end bias against women, non-English speakers and undocumented immigrants injured while working.

I Try to Forget - Photographs by Patrick T. Fallon for ProPublica, captions by Michael GrabellProPublica Monday, March 9, 2015 - JOEL RAMIREZ WAS PARALYZED from the waist down in 2009 when a 900-pound crate fell on him at a warehouse. In June 2014, following the passage of a new workers’ comp law in California, the home health aide he relied on was taken away.

Injured Workers’ Advocates Call for Action in Response to National Reporting of Constant Delays and Denials of Medical Care; Inadequate Permanent Disability Compensation; Insurance Carrier Cost-Shift - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, March 6, 2015 - SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Applicants’ Attorneys Association (CAAA), whose members represent Californians injured on the job, today responded to a national series of articles by Pro Publica and National Public Radio documenting deplorable delays and denials of medical care, inadequate permanent disability compensation, and cost shifting by workers’ compensation insurers. 


UR Denied Story I worked for Quality Timber as a logger. I felled trees on most days. In july 2003, I had felled a sugar pine, which pushed over a smaller tree that was not leaning at a dangerous 45 degree angle. I was sawing off the dangerous limbs when my saw got stuck in the tree. As I yanked it loose, I strained my back. I continued working, but...To see his story click here: UR Denied Story Doug Lee.


How Much Is Your Arm Worth? Depends On Where You Work, By: Michael GrabellProPublica, and Howard Berkes, NPR Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - At the time of their accidents, Jeremy Lewis was 27, Josh Potter 25. The men lived within 75 miles of each other. Both were married with two children about the same age. Both even had tattoos of their children’s names. Their injuries, suffered on the job...


Bill Targets Workers' Compensation Insurance Gender Bias FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - The California Applicants’ Attorneys Association’s (CAAA) Women’s Caucus, at a news conference with Assembly member Lorena Gonzalez (D – San Diego), today announced legislation to help eliminate bias against women in workers’ compensation insurance.


The Demolition of Workers' Comp, By: Michael GrabellProPublica, and Howard Berkes, NPR Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - Dennis Whedbee’s crew was rushing to prepare an oil well for pumping on the Sweet Grass Woman lease site, a speck of dusty plains rich with crude in Mandaree, North Dakota. It was getting late that September afternoon...


UR Denied Story. On Oct. 26, 2011, I injured my left knee while trying to secure a wheelchair for a passenger on my bus. When I knelt down to lock the wheelchair in, I heard a pop and felt pain. I reported the injury... To see his story click here: UR Denied Story Cleveland Waters. 


KNBC-TV Reports Workers' Compensation Insurer Has: Grandfather in Wheelchair Trapped in Care Home - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, February 2, 2015- Sacramento, CA - The California Applicants’ Attorneys Association (CAAA), whose members represent Californians injured on the job, today noted that Los Angeles television station KNBC-TV has reported on another Californian hurt on the job who is being denied needed home health care support by a workers’ compensation insurer.


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