We have received questions from clients regarding the possibility of subrogation claims against the manufacturers of COVID-19 vaccines. The short answer is no. The reasons are interesting. The end result of injuries or claims by employees required to be vaccinated will likely fall on the workers’ compensation system.
Our General Counsel, Jeff Adelson, is part of a great panel discussion today at WorkCompCentral’s Comp Laude event. Registration for this event is free. All details can be found at https://www.complaude.com/.
Here are the latest updates from the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB). Starting September 14, 2020, the WCAB will resume holding Lien Trials, which have been postponed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. Lien Trials will be limited to just one per judge per day.
Please note that the California Division of Workers’ Compensation and the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) have implemented recent changes, including adding video conferencing capabilities for trials, effective August 12, 2020. Everyone needs to download the LifeSize app to participate.
Employment is being talked about in entirely new ways across the United States, particularly in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Here are three articles that particularly resonated with our team.