Injured Workers’ Advocates to Convene: Release Results of Voter Opinion Survey, Call for End to Gender Bias in Women’s Workplace Injuries MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Applicants’ Attorneys Association (CAAA), whose members represent Californians injured on the job, will convene more than 1,000 workers’ compensation professionals in Las Vegas for a four-day convention beginning Thursday, June 25. 
 
 
Video of News Conference Introducing Bill to Outlaw Gender Bias in Workers’ Compensation Insurance Posted for Public Viewing MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: Thursday, March 5, 2015 - SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Applicants’ Attorneys Association’s (CAAA) Women’s Caucus today released a video of the March 4 news conference with Assembly member Lorena Gonzalez (D – San Diego) introducing legislation to help eliminate bias against women in workers’ compensation insurance.
 
Bill to Outlaw Gender Bias in Workers' Compensation Insurances  MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: Friday, February 27, 2015 - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - The California Applicants’ Attorneys Association’s (CAAA) Women’s Caucus today announced that it will hold a news conference with Assembly Member Lorena Gonzalez (D – San Diego) on Wednesday, March 4th to introduce legislation to eliminate bias against women in workers’ compensation insurance.
 
CAAA and California Nurses Association (C.N.A.) to Fight Gender Bias in Workers’ Compensation Insurance: Nurses Deserve Protection from MRSA Infections Why are Female First Responders the Only Ones without Protection? MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Applicants’ Attorneys Association (CAAA), whose members represent Californians hurt at work, and the California Nurses Association (C.N.A.) announced today that they will join together Tuesday, August 12 to fight for elimination of gender bias against female first responders in California workers compensation insurance through passage of AB 2616 (Skinner).
 
Injured Workers’ Advocates to Convene: Examine Workers’ Compensation Insurance Bias Against Women; Insurers’ Failure to Approve Medical Treatment, Abuse of Utilization Review, Delays in Independent Medical Review MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: Thursday, June 26 – Sunday, June 29, 2014 SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Applicants’ Attorneys Association (CAAA), whose members represent Californians injured on the job, will convene several hundred workers’ compensation professionals ...
 

CAAA Women’s Caucus & Women’s Legislative Caucus to Co-Host California Working Women’s Injuries Symposium: Causes, Consequences & Prevention MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Applicants’ Attorneys Association’s (CAAA) Women’s Caucus today announced a “Working Women’s Injuries Symposium: Causes, Consequences and Prevention,” co-hosted by the California Legislative Women’s Caucus, to examine the causes of working women’s on-the- job injuries, and build upon recent research to generate policies and practices to reduce, and better address, women’s workplace injuries. “We are excited to join together...

Injured Workers’ Advocates to Convene, Release eBook, Examine Women’s Workplace Injuries MEDIA ADVISORY FOR : Thursday, January 23, 2014 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. 

Operating Room Nurse’s Injury no Emergency to Kaiser, Insurer: Defy Judge’s Order, Refuse to Provide Urgent Medical Care Injured Workers’ Advocates to Seek Penalties, Investigation Why are there no effective penalties when workers’ compensation insurance companies harm patients through delaying and denying medical care? MEDIA ADVISORY FOR : Wednesday, October 23, 2013 SAN DIEGO, CA – The California Applicants’ Attorneys Association (CAAA), whose members represent Californians injured on the job, have announced a news conference for Wednesday, October 23 at 11:00 am, outside Kaiser Foundation Hospital to call for sanctions against, and an investigation into, serious and willful misconduct by the company’s workers’ compensation insurer.

 

Injured Workers’ Advocates to Seek Penalties, Investigation: Lyons Magnus Insurer’s Ten-Year Failure to Provide Medical Care, Disability Compensation Drives Fresno Woman into Homelessness, Loses Custody of Children.  Insurer Also Contributed to Death of Ventura Co. Man Why are there no effective penalties when workers’ compensation insurance companies harm patients through delaying and denying medical care? MEDIA ADVISORY FOR : Tuesday, August 6, 2013 FRESNO, CA - The Fresno Chapter of the California Applicants’ Attorneys Association (CAAA), whose members represent Californians injured on the job, have announced a news conference for Tuesday, August 6, at 11:00 am,...

 
Injured Workers’ Advocates to Convene: Address SB 863 Independent Medical Review; Release Free Podcast with “Lost Future Earnings” Experts  MEDIA ADVISORY FOR : Wednesday June 26 - Sunday June 30, 2013 LAS VEGAS, NV - The California Applicants’ Attorneys Association (CAAA), whose members represent Californians injured on the job, will convene more than 1,000 workers’ compensation professionals, and advocates for Californians injured on the job, in Las Vegas for four days, beginning Wednesday, June 26....
 

Media Advisory: Injured Workers’ Advocates to Seek Criminal Penalties for Death After Insurer’s “Callous Indifference, Reckless Disregard of Care” MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: Thursday, June 20, 2013 VENTURA, CA – Several attorneys from the Central Coast Chapter of the California Applicants’ Attorneys Association (CAAA), whose members represent Californians injured on the job, have announced a press conference for Thursday, June 20, at 10:00 am, ...

 

Injured Workers Advocates to Host Women’s Caucus Breakfast; Call for end to Constant Delays and Denials of Medical Care; Insurance Carrier Malfeasance MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: Tuesday, May 14, 2013SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Applicants’ Attorneys Association (CAAA) Women’s Caucus, whose members represent Californians injured on the job, will host a breakfast with members of the Legislature’s Women’s Caucus on Tuesday, May 14th, ...

Clovis Athlete Zack Follett to ask Assem. Perea: Why help Detroit Lions deny care for my injuries?AB 1309 takes side of billionaire owners vs. playersFormer Detroit Lions Player to Oppose AB 1309
MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: Friday, April 19, 2013 FRESNO, CA – Clovis resident Zack Follett, a former Detroit Lions linebacker who would be barred by AB 1309 (Perea) from filing a California claim against the Lions’ workers’ compensation insurance carrier ...
 
 
 
Monday, June 8, 2009 Injured Workers, Labor, Doctors, Consumers to Oppose Workers Compensation Insurance Rate Increase Leaders of labor unions, consumers, injured workers and their advocates, and...
Published 06-05-2009 10:36 AM by caaaAdmin
 
 
SACRAMENTO, CA – Todd McFarren, the president of the California Applicants' Attorneys Association (CAAA), whose members represent Californians injured on the job, said today that the workers’ compensation insurance companies’ proposed...
Published 03-27-2009 9:56 PM by caaaAdmin
 
 
On Wednesday, March 25th, Sen. Mark DeSaulnier will present to the Senate Industrial Relations Committee his SB 145, sponsored by the California Applicants Attorneys Association (CAAA) to ban race, gender and age discrimination in awarding disability...
Published 03-27-2009 9:52 PM by caaaAdmin
 
 
Sacramento, CA - Injured workers' advocates today questioned the Schwarzenegger Administration's "highly irregular and inappropriate" attempts to influence the outcome of a pending Workers Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) decision allowing...
Published 03-27-2009 9:45 PM by caaaAdmin
 
 
Media Advisory: Injured Worker’s Family to Lose Temporary Disability: Insurance Carrier’s Delays of Medical Care to Put Sacramento Family Out in the ColdNews Media Advisory: Tuesday, December 23, 2008 Contact: Steve Hopcraft 916/457-5546; steve@hopcraft.com Injured Worker’s Family to Lose Temporary Disability: Insurance Carrier’s Delays of Medical Care to Put Sacramento Family Out in the Cold...
Published 12-23-2008 4:50 AM by caaaAdmin
 
 
Do You Want To Help Yourself And Others So That They Will Get What’s Fair? Well, Here Is Your Chance. The Administrative Director of the Division of Workers’ Compensation, the person who is responsible for changes in the way disabilities are...
Published 07-20-2008 12:32 AM by caaaAdmin
 
 
NEWS MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: Wednesday, June 25, 2008 Steve@hopcraft.com Contact: Steve Hopcraft, 916/457-5546; Steve@hopcraft.com ASSEMBLY INSURANCE COMMITTEE TO VOTE ON DISABILITY BENEFITS BIAS BAN, PERMANENT DISABILITY COMPENSATION; Senate Rules Committee...Published 06-25-2008 9:01 PM by caaaAdmin
 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, March 11, 2008 Contact: Steve Hopcraft, 916/457-5546; Steve@hopcraft.com San Diego Union Tribune State Senate alters limits on workers' comp ASSOCIATED PRESS March 11, 2008 SACRAMENTO – The state Senate approved...
Published 03-11-2008 1:04 PM by caaaAdmin
 
 
NEWS MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: Tuesday, February 12, 2008 Contact: Steve Hopcraft, 916/457-5546; Steve@hopcraft.com BILL WOULD BAN BIAS IN DISABILITY BENEFITS: Migden Bill to Prohibit Insurers from Penalizing Women, Ethnic Minorities, Older Workers; Millions...
Published 02-12-2008 12:59 PM by caaaAdmin
 
 
NEWS MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: Tuesday, November 20, 2007 Contact: Steve Hopcraft, 916/457-5546; Steve@hopcraft.com Appeals Court To Hear Discrimnation Case Injured workers, AARP: Insurers Penalizing Women, Older Workers, Millions of Dollars withheld each Year...
Published 11-20-2007 12:18 PM by caaaAdmin
 
 
NEWS MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: Thursday, June 9, 2005 Contact: Steve Hopcraft (916) 457-5546 Steve@hopcraft.com What's Up with Worker's Comp? Injured Workers, Experts to Brief News Media After a year of misery, unprecedented in its harm to injured workers...
Published 06-09-2005 2:11 PM by caaaAdmin