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TWO FOR ONE SPECIAL BULLETIN: TIPS TO CONDUCTING A COVID-19 INVESTIGATION and JUSTICE IS SERVED

Top 12 Initial COVID Claim Investigation Questions Just received a COVID-19 claim?  Wondering where to start?  We understand what you’re facing! To review the Top 12 COVID Claim Investigation Questions, follow this link: www.mulfil.com/case-briefs. Feel free to contact your favorite Mullen & Filippi attorney if you have questions – we are here to help! HIKIDA


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TOP 12 COVID CLAIM INVESTIGATION QUESTIONS

The following is our “Top 12 COVID Claim Investigation Questions” to ask the employer when a new COVID claim is filed.  Every case will involve its own follow-up questions, as well as challenges.  Feel free to use these questions, along with our M&F COVID Presumptive Claims Flowchart to get you started with your claim investigation. This list was developed in collaboration with Jennet Horder at ABD Insurance & Financial Services, who has created a similar list specifically designed for employers;  feel free to request the employer list from Jennet at jennet.horder@theabdteam.com


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COVID-19 Presumption Flow Chart/Checklist Reference Sheet

Does Governor Newsom’s COVID-19 Executive Order have you confused?  Are you concerned about the additional $600 Million to $1.8 Billion this order may cost employers? Please find Mullen & Filippi’s step-by-step COVID-19 flowchart that takes you through the COVID-19 presumption analysis; we hope this will help you evaluate whether your COVID-19 claims truly meet the


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CALIFORNIA REOPENING IN PHASES

California as a state formally entered the second phase of the Governor’s four-phase plan to reopen the state’s economy on May 8, 2020, with local counties allowed to ease local restrictions less gradually.  Phase 2 allows lower-risk businesses to reopen with social distancing guidelines.  Phase 3 would then see the reopening of higher-risk businesses and


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HOW TO AVOID A “SNATCH DEFEAT FROM THE JAWS OF VICTORY”

It is not enough for a doctor to simply assign a percentage of non-industrial apportionment, as was the case in Moreno. If you are in receipt of a report with a similar conclusory opinion on apportionment, do not assume that such opinion will be approved by a judge in determining an applicant’s permanent disability. Recall that it is the defendant’s burden to prove that apportionment is supported by substantial medical evidence. There are options that must be undertaken prior to settling in order for the opinion to hold up in court.


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SPECIAL BULLETIN: COMP BENEFITS AVAILABLE FOR WORKERS DIAGNOSED WITH COVID-19 BY EXECUTIVE ORDER

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order Wednesday, May 6, 2020, extending workers’ compensation benefits to workers if they test positive for coronavirus.  Governor Newsom, during his now daily press conference, reported that the stop gap measure was intended to prevent injured workers from reporting to work while sick because they could not afford


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EXECUTIVE ORDER N-62-20

WHEREAS on March 4, 2020, I proclaimed a State of Emergency to exist in California as a result of the threat of COVID-19; and WHEREAS on March 19, 2020, I issued Executive Order N-33-20, directing all residents statewide to obey all state public health directives, including the State Public Health Officer’s order to all individuals


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