Gemini’s Petition to Consolidate Against Zurich Moves Forward

October 3rd, 2017 / Kim Showalter / 0 comments

The petition has moved forward for a hearing set for October 5, 2017 at the Van Nuys district office of the WCAB.       The concept of consolidation is not new. Gemini and other industry copy services have typically dealt with the payment delay and deny tactics of insurance companies on a case by…

What you need to know about SIBTF in 2017

July 20th, 2017 / Kim Showalter / 0 comments

What is the Subsequent Injuries Benefits Trust Fund? SIBTF is a potential source of additional benefits for injured workers in California who already had a preexisting disability or impairment at the time of the current injury.  Benefits are pursued through the Subsequent Injuries Benefits Trust Fund, also known as SIBTF. While some attorneys do not…

Gemini Acquires United Document Imaging

April 17th, 2017 / Kim Showalter / 0 comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kim Showalter Gemini (530) 908-1381 kshowalter@gemini.legal Gemini Acquires United Document Imaging This acquisition will result in no interruption of service for customers Rocklin, CA: Gemini is excited to announce the acquisition of United Document Imaging. As part of this acquisition, Gemini also welcomes United’s founder, and industry veteran, Robert Santoyo to the…

4 Things to Know About Vouchers in 2016

August 15th, 2016 / Gemini Legal / 0 comments

This article is a cursory overview of vouchers in the California benefits system of workers’ compensation and an update on the use of vouchers: In California, an employee may be able to obtain a Vouchers as a benefit after a work injury and it is vital to always check for eligibility; for vouchers and the…

Guest Blogger: Workplace Safety

July 21st, 2016 / Gemini Legal / 0 comments

Special thanks to our first-ever guest blogger!  Paul Gilbert from Zea Proukou LLC, Rochester, NY Workplace Safety – 5 Tips to Avoid Workplace Injuries   It’s not uncommon to experience an injury while working. Sometimes it’s human error, sometimes it can’t be avoided, but there are ways to lower the possibility of injury. Many workplaces, such as construction sites,…

FAQ – What do I do with my work injury and how much are total attorney fees?

April 29th, 2016 / Gemini Legal / 0 comments

A.  It varies, depending on the claim, and in California the range is from 10% to 33% of the total benefits. Attorney Fees of 10 – 15% An applicant attorney typically will be requesting a fee of 10, 12, or 15% of benefits awarded (generally, a Judge approves this amount, but the injured worker should…

FAQ: Why Does Gemini Use Attorney Bar Numbers?

April 28th, 2016 / Gemini Legal / 0 comments

Why didn’t diCaprio lock down the Oscar sooner?  Personally, I would have given it to him for sheer comic genius and versatility exemplified in his portrayal of the main character in Catch Me If You Can. The movie, with Tom Hanks and Leonardo diCaprio, is a story about real-life Frank, who escapes the trauma of his parents’…

Workers’ Compensation & GMO Ethics: Creepy Cow and Infallible Banana

April 15th, 2016 / Gemini Legal / 0 comments

Many people subconsciously gravitate to the word Organic, some ignore it as it can be associated with a higher price point.  Most people, especially in California, have an opinion about GMO vs. Organics. Did you know that there are companies who would genetically modify organisms simply in order to avoid a workers’ comp claim? People have been eating banana for…

The ‘Personal Comfort’ Doctrine in California Workers’ Comp

January 13th, 2016 / Gemini Legal / 0 comments

FAQ: What is “personal comfort” in Workers’ Compensation and how is it applied? Originally Posted on August 27, 2015 by Gemini Yesterday I ran into the phrase “personal comfort”.  As a person who takes frequent walks, around the building or across the street at my work, I was pretty curious to see such a benign act…

FAQ – 2016

January 13th, 2016 / Gemini Legal / 0 comments

Exclusive Remedy Q. Can an injured worker pursue a civil remedy after a UR denial? A. Yes, in some instances. In very recent news, King v. CompPartners in the 4th District Ct of Appeals shows us that injured workers might now be able to assert a viable tort claim against a utilization reviewer for failing to warn about…

Housekeeping: Now Part of Home Health Care in California Workers’ Comp

December 10th, 2015 / wireflare-admin / 0 comments

Here’s a fun story about categorizing housekeeping as Home Health Care (not about whether it would actually be awarded to an applicant as a medical treatment). Not sure if it would make it past UR and IMR….anyway, stay tuned! I’m sure this scintillating topic will be in the news again soon. Lexis reports that in…

Housekeeping: Now Part of Home Health Care in California Workers’ Comp

November 23rd, 2015 / Gemini Duplication / 0 comments

Here’s a fun story about categorizing housekeeping as Home Health Care (not about whether it would actually be awarded to an applicant as a medical treatment).  Not sure if it would make it past UR and IMR….anyway, stay tuned!  I’m sure this scintillating topic will be in the news again soon. Lexis reports that in Reese…

Who’s Paying the Bill Here?

November 2nd, 2015 / Gemini Duplication / 0 comments

Recently, several applicant attorney clients recently asked Gemini CEO Dan Mora whether a copy service would ever file a lawsuit against a client (applicant attorney) for payments due.  You may have seen this in the news or from your colleagues. In short, no, Gemini would do no such thing. Summary To be clear, Gemini has not,…

Protected: Gemini Context on Recent Lawsuit by Copy Service

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Opting Out: Controversial and Intriguing

October 26th, 2015 / Gemini Duplication / 0 comments

Another brilliant, timely article from the talented ProPublica-NPR group reveals the new trend of companies opting-out of traditional workers’ comp insurance.  If you didn’t read it, you missed out.  (You also missed out if you didn’t see the lawyer movie to the right…)  The NPR authors take an incisive look at the impact on companies, injured workers,…

Protected: Case of First Impression: Copy Services Don’t Have to be Registered Professional Photocopiers?

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Trends for 2016: the Hyper-Competitive Legal Market and How to Respond

October 22nd, 2015 / Gemini Duplication / 1 comment

If you began practicing law in the last five years, you are already aware there is a huge number of attorneys competing for clients.   If you’ve been practicing law for decades and find that recently it’s harder to land and keep clients or harder to find a big case, not to worry: you are not…

A Brief History of Workers’ Comp

October 22nd, 2015 / Gemini Duplication / 0 comments

Most people in American would probably not hold themselves out to be workers’ comp experts; even attorneys have to “Certified Specialists” by the CA State Bar.  Even when I worked in HR as a Specialist I didn’t have a tight grip on the system, I only knew that we did not want to say “Yes”…

Exceptions to Exclusive Remedy [CA Workers’ Comp]

October 21st, 2015 / Gemini Duplication / 1 comment

Update 12-1-15   Appellate court says this cell tower worker who suffered radiation cannot sue the Employer’s Customer in Tort, but he did try, according to workcompcentral: “California appellate court ruled that a worker who suffered an injurious exposure to radiation while servicing a cell phone tower for his employer’s customer could not assert a…

SIF Cases

October 14th, 2015 / Gemini Duplication / 1 comment

In the California Workers’ compensation system, a work injury might pay disability payments for the rest of an injured worker’s life, even if she or he had previous injuries or a pre-existing disability before your most recent workers’ compensation injury. Sometimes these benefits total more than Social Security, long-term disability and other disability programs if there are…