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Alan Gurvey Criticizes Governor Brown's Treatment of Injured Worker
On November 15th, 2018, Workcompcentral, the leading media voice in workers’ compensation, addressed outgoing governor Gerry Brown’s legacy and impact on workers’ compensation in California.  While employer and insurance company representatives and lobbyists praised Governor Brown’s record on workers’ compensation issues, Alan Gurvey, managing partner of Rowen Gu...

The Work Injury Report - Volume I

The Risks of Highway Work & RGW Results in Chemical Exposure Cases
The Risks of Highway Work The many toxic chemical which Caltrans workers’ have been and continue to be, exposed to on a daily basis, can cause cancer and other illnesses, such as lung disease.  These types of illnesses may be work injuries. On top of exposure problems and the mix of chemicals, emotional stress on the job from conflicts, personalities or fear of being near speedi...

The Work Injury Report - Volume II

Do you know what Stress can do to you? & RGW Results in Stress-Related Cases
Do You Know What Work Stress Can Do to You? What do the following things have in common? ·       Poor Sleep Pattern ·       Stroke ·       High Blood Pressure ·       Headaches ·       Stomacha...

The Work Injury Report - Volume III

Pain Syndromes, Fibromyalgia and Work & RGW Results in Fibromyalgia Cases
Pain Syndromes, Fibromyalgia and Work Do you ever feel like you were run over by a truck when you awake in the morning? Do you get home from work and just want to collapse in front of the televisions? Do you have aches and pains all over your body and you don’t know why? When you go to bed, do you find yourself doing everything but sleeping? Do you feel depressed more often than not? Whil...

The Work Injury Report - Volume IV

How Do I Rate? & RGW's Success in Obtaining Permanent Disability Awards
How Do I Rate? In our society, we often assign a certain value to different performances or situations.  For instance, at an Olympic figure skating event, there are judges who hold up signs providing a numerical value for a skating performance.  On television, we often see judges providing commentary on the value of a dance routine or singing performance.  In elections, polls are t...

The Work Injury Report - Volume V

Navigating your Way Through the System can Cause a Big Headache & RGW Overcomes Problems to Get Results
NAVIGATING YOUR WAY THROUGH THE SYSTEM CAN CAUSE A BIG HEADACHE Suffering an injury may be easy, but navigating your way through the system can be your biggest headache.  Yes it is true that an employee who sustains an injury at work is entitled to worker’s compensation benefits.  However, often times an injured worker will encounter obstacles in obtaining the benefits he or she i...

The Work Injury Report - Volume VI

Treat Me As You Would Treat Yourself and RGW Case Results Pertaining to Treatment Issues
TREAT ME AS YOU WOULD TREAT YOURSELF Sometimes referred to as the “Golden Rule,” one should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself.  That same principle should apply to workers’ compensation treatment.  Unfortunately, it doesn’t always work out that way.  With the passage of workers’ compensation reform in 2004, spearheaded by the gov...