Vocational Expert, Medical Evidence Supported 100% Permanent Total Disability: Cal. Comp. Cases November Advanced Postings (10/23/2012)

Here’s the first batch of advanced postings for the November 2012 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases.

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The Limited, Gallagher Bassett Services, Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, Daphne Dewey, Respondents, 2012 Cal. Wrk. Comp. LEXIS 136

Permanent Disability—Permanent Total Disability—Rating—WCAB rescinded WCJ’s finding that applicant suffered 57 percent permanent disability, without apportionment, after suffering industrial injuries to her right palm, psyche, bilateral shoulders, bilateral upper extremities, and bilateral lower extremities as result of complex regional pain syndrome, and held that medical evidence and reporting of applicant’s vocational expert supported finding that applicant incurred 100 percent permanent total disability, when…

American Home Assurance (insurer for Custom Building Products), adjusted by Chartis Claims, Inc., Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, Remedy Intelligent Staffing, insured by Reliance Insurance Company, California Insurance Guarantee Association, administered by Intercare, on behalf of Reliance Pacific Insurance Company, in liquidation, Antenor Serrano, Respondents, 2012 Cal. Wrk. Comp. LEXIS 135

Employment Relationships—General and Special Employers—WCAB upheld WCJ’s finding that applicant, who suffered admitted industrial injuries to his back and left knee while working as janitor on premises of Custom Building Products, after having been placed with Custom Building Products through temporary agency, was special employee of Custom Building Products, when…

Progress Rail Service, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Petitioners v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, Ruben Keshishian, Respondents, 2012 Cal. Wrk. Comp. LEXIS 137

Employment Relationships—Employees—WCAB upheld WCJ’s finding that applicant was employed as truck driver by defendant Progress Rail Co. on date of his injury, pursuant to factors in S.G. Borello & Sons, Inc. v. Department of Industrial Relations (1989) 48 Cal. 3d 341, 769 P.2d 399, 256 Cal. Rptr. 543, 54 Cal. Comp. Cases 80, when…

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