Rick Goldman graduated with his Bachelors of Arts from California State University Northridge, Cum Laude and received his Juris Doctorate from Southwestern School of Law with Honors in 1978. A Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law, Mr. Goldman has practiced exclusively in all aspects of defense of Workers’ Compensation claims with a vast experience in subrogation, retirement hearings and civil litigation involving the management side of employment and labor matters.
Mr. Goldman is a member of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the California State Bar, the American Bar Association, the Workers’ Compensation Defense Attorneys’ Association and the Los Angeles and Ventura County Bar Associations.
RECENT ARTICLES BY Rick Goldman
Pharmaceutical Liens Require Acquisition Disclosure
A recent denial of a Petition for Writ of Review by a pharmaceutical lien provider demonstrates the burden of disclosure of acquisition costs as a prerequisite for recovery in pharmaceutical lien proceedings.
The Reasonable Accommodation Process Done Right
While an employer is not required to create a position for an injured worker who seeks accommodation, an employer must do an investigation of all available positions which the employee is qualified for and could fill.
Case Note: Elayne Valdez v. Warehouse Demo Services
How important are Medical Provider Networks (MPN) for employers in fighting unauthorized treatment? More important than ever. In a recent WCAB en banc decision issued on April 20, 2011, the WCAB made it clear that when there is a valid medical provider network (MPN), and the injured worker obtains treatment outside the MPN, the employer and carrier will not be liable for the costs of that treatment, and more importantly, those reports will be inadmissible.
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