Mr. Frank Diaz to Present at CAAA 2017 Summer Convention

Mr. Frank P. Diaz, CDMS is to present at the California Applicant Attorneys’ Association (CAAA) 2017 Summer Convention taking place in San Francisco, California on Sunday, June 25, 2017.  The convention is being held at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco located at 5 Embarcadero Center.

Mr. Diaz will be presenting alongside Mark Gearheart, Esq., Joe Waxman, Esq., and the Honorable David Hettick.

Their presentation, “What Does ‘Amenability to Vocational Rehabilitation’ Mean,” will cover Rebutting the schedule in partial disability cases.

We look forward to seeing you there!

CAAA Rating Seminar 2013

Mr. Frank P. Diaz, CDMS presented at the California Applicant Attorneys’ Association (CAAA) 2013 Rating Seminar in Monterey, California on December 9, 2013.

Mr. Diaz’ presentation, “How to Use a Vocational Expert in the SB863 World,” covered the Changes to California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Division 1, Chapter 4.5. Division of Workers’ Compensation, Subchapter 1.9. Rules of the Court Administrator & Subchapter 2. Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board-Rules of Practice and Procedure, Vocational Experts’ reports being used as evidence, Le Boeuf, Vocational Causation, and how to get your Vocational Expert paid.

The presentation, which was well attended, was considered informative and timely by the attendees.

Skype Evaluations

Diaz & Company is excited to announce that we have recently completed a renovation and remodel of our headquarters in Pacifica, California.

Another exciting step is that Diaz & Company has started the use of Skype for our vocational evaluations. We have begun switching our in-person evaluations at Attorney offices to Skype evaluation from the injured workers’ homes. This has allowed for increased time and work efficiency, lessened travel time by both parties, and a more comfortable evaluation location for the injured worker.

We look forward to providing more updates soon!

Frank Diaz Presents at CWCDAA 2012 Winter Conference

Mr. Frank P. Diaz, CDMS and Mr. Roberto Gonzalez, Esq. presented at the California Workers’ Compensation Defense Attorneys’ Association (CWCDAA) 2012 Annual Winter Conference in Dan Point, California on November 9, 2012.

The panel’s presentation was well accepted and highly acknowledged by all attendees.

Their presentation, “Cross and Direct Examining the Vocational Experts,” covered strategies for the use of Vocational Expert testimony, cross and direct examination points, and impact of SB863 on the use of Vocational Expert testimony.

For more information on Roberto Gonzalez, Esq., please visit: http://www.hannabrophy.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=people.personDetail&id=10511

Frank Diaz Presents at CAAA 2012 Summer Convention

Mr. Frank P. Diaz, CDMS, Mark E. Gearheart, Esq., and Joseph C. Waxman, Esq. presented at the California Applicant Attorneys’ Association (CAAA) 2012 Summer Convention in San Francisco, California on June 27, 2012.

Over 700 Attorneys were in attendance at this event, and the panel’s presentation was well accepted throughout, and highly acknowledged by all attendees.

Their presentation, “Proving an Accurate Loss of Earning Capacity Disability With Vocational Expert Testimony Under Ogilvie III,” covered topics such as: rebuttal methodologies, proving loss of earning capacity, total permanent disability, cause of vocational disability without apportionment based on Welcher/Brodie, discussion of recent 100% Cordova case, Labor Code § 4662, and methods used by Defense Attorneys in order to combat Labor Code § 4662, i.e., Amenableness to Rehabilitation (Return-to-Work Programs).

For more information on Mark E. Gearheart, Esq., please visit: http://egearheart.com/Firm Info/Lawyers/189259.aspx

For more information on Joseph C. Waxman, Esq., please visit: http://www.josephwaxman.com/workers_compensation_attorneys.html

Frank Diaz Presents at CWCDAA Conference

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

Frank P. Diaz to present at CWCDAA and CAAA events

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.”

New Diaz & Company Web Site

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.