Mr. Frank P. Diaz, CDMS, Jeffrey Fettner, Esq., and Mellissa Schafer, Esq. presented at the California Workers’ Compensation Defense Attorneys’ Association (CWCDAA) 2012 Summer Conference in Las Vegas, California on June 1, 2012 regarding Vocational Strategies for Reducing Permanent Disability. Topics discussed were the options available to Defense Attorneys in order to combat Labor Code § 4662, i.e., Amenableness to Rehabilitation (Return-to-Work Programs). Return-to-Work Programs for an injured employee, in all likelihood, would actually increase their imputed earnings; thereby, lowering their Diminished Future Earnings Capacity (DFEC), and possibly reducing the injured employee’s 100% Rating. The presentation reviewed the Cordova, Wen, Wright, and Dahl Decisions. For referencing, I have included PDF links to the following Decisions: Jesus Cordova v. Garaventa Enterprises and SCIF Xue Feng Wen v. Gagmar’s, Inc. and Springfield Insurance John Wright v. BCI Builders, Inc. and SCIF Doreen Dahl v. Contra Costa County and Permissibly Self-Insured Please see below links for Attorney Mellissa Schafer and Jeffrey Fettner’s websites: Mellissa Schafer, Esq.: http://www.hinshawlaw.com/mschafer/ Jeffrey Fettner, Esq.: http://www.rflattorneys.com/Attprof_Fettner.php
Mr. Frank P. Diaz has welcomed the opportunity to present at two upcoming seminars this summer for both the defense and applicant communities. He will be presenting at the California Workers’ Compensation Defense Attorneys’ Association (CWCDAA) Summer Conference in Las Vegas, California. The Conference is taking place on May 31st to June 3rd, and Mr. Diaz will be presenting with Jeffrey Fettner, Esq. and Mellissa Schafer, Esq. on Friday, June 1st regarding Vocational Strategies for Reducing Permanent Disability. Mr. Diaz will present at the California Applicant Attorneys’ Association (CAAA) Summer Convention in San Francisco, California. The Convention is taking place on June 28th to July 1st, and Mr. Diaz will be presenting with Mark Gearhart, Esq. and Joe Waxman, Esq. on Friday June 29th on “Proving an Accurate Loss of Earning Capacity “Disability” With Vocational Expert Testimony Under Ogilvie III.”
Diaz & Company is proud to announce their newly revised web-site design, now including expanded features. Our website, now designed in WordPress, will be able to keep our website content continuously up-to-date. Our clients will now be able to easily identify the services and products Diaz & Company offers to our clients throughout California. With the implementation of our online referral form, our clients will be able to easily and quickly submit vocational consulting referrals to Diaz & Company; thereby, allowing us to process and commence work-up on your workers’ compensation case as soon as possible. Our new website includes an online referral form for our Preliminary On-the-Record Ogilvie III Report. With the implementation of this “blog” section, we will be able to keep our clients informed of the latest developments with Diaz & Company, as well as the recent changes in the disability, workers’ compensation, and vocational rehabilitation communities.