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California to dismiss unresolved workers comp liens

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The California Division of Workers’ Compensation will Tuesday dismiss more than 292,000 unresolved liens Tuesday by claimants who did not properly file the required forms, the division announced Monday. 

The move is in accordance with Senate Bill 1160, which went into effect Jan. 1 and required all lien claimants who filed a lien between January 1, 2013, and December 31, 2016, and paid a filing fee, to file the forms by July 1. Lien claimants who failed to file the supplemental lien form and 4903.05(c) declaration form will have their liens dismissed, according to a statement.   

The labor code was amended as part of the bill’s reform measures to combat fraud in the workers compensation system. The division also announced that it will not will not send notifications to claimants whose liens have been dismissed.