Workers' Compensation

Defendant’s Strict Security Regulations Prevented Applicant From Disclosing Information on Work Exposure: Cal. Comp. Cases March Advanced Postings (3/17/2015)

Here’s the fourth batch of advanced postings for March 2015 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases.

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Wausau Insurance Company, Petitioner v. Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (Billik, Bernard), Respondents, lexis.com, Lexis Advance

Petitions to Reopen—Extrinsic Fraud—WCAB, affirming WCJ, held that applicant engineer/department head formerly employed by defendant did not engage in “extrinsic fraud” in obtaining award for industrial injury to his internal system and psyche, including awards of permanent total disability and continuing medical treatment, or in succeeding in obtaining order of estoppel against defendant precluding defendant from requiring applicant to meet burden of proving industrial injury, when applicant alleged that he suffered serious illness from exposure to “irritants” in his workplace but was prohibited by defendant’s strict security regulations and threat of federal criminal prosecution from disclosing any information regarding his work exposure…

Deborah Meza, Petitioner v. Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, Queen of the Valley Hospital (Queen of the Valley Medical Center), Hartford Insurance Company, adjusted by Sedgwick CMS-Orange, Respondents, lexis.com, Lexis Advance

Removal to WCAB—WCAB denied applicant’s petition to remove case to itself due to WCAB’s 6/10/2014 findings and order, when WCAB found applicant was evaluated by orthopedic panel qualified medical evaluator for 3/21/2008 industrial injury, this panel QME gave various opinions about…

Michael Ben Graves, Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, MV Transportation, ACE American Insurance Company, administered by Broadspire, Respondents, lexis.com, Lexis Advance

Petitions for Writ of Review—WCAB Final Orders—Court of Appeal dismissed petition for writ of review filed 2/11/2015 in case no. B261906 because there was no WCAB order or decision to appeal, contrary to requirements of Labor Code § 5950, when…

Michael Ben Graves, Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, MV Transportation, ACE American Insurance Company, administered by Broadspire, Respondents, lexis.com, Lexis Advance

Petitions for Writ of Review—WCAB Final Orders—Court of Appeal dismissed petition for writ of review filed 2/3/2015 in case no. B261719 because there was no WCAB order or decision to appeal, contrary to requirements of Labor Code § 5950, when petitioner/pro per applicant was appealing…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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