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Workers' Compensation

WCAB Not Swept Away by Injured Worker’s Argument for Housekeeping Services: Cal. Comp. Cases August Advanced Postings (8/1/2012)

Here’s the first batch of advanced postings for the August 2012 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summary.

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Sharon Dunnigan, Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, City of Inglewood, PSI, Respondents, 2012 Cal. Wrk. Comp. LEXIS 93

Medical Treatment—Housekeeping Services—WCAB held that applicant did not sustain burden of proving that housecleaning services at her residence were reasonable and necessary medical treatment to cure and relieve effects of applicant’s two admitted industrial injuries to neck and back, and that opinions from AME were not sufficient to support finding that …

Production Framing Systems, insured by Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Company, Petitioners v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, California Insurance Guarantee Association, on behalf of California Compensation Insurance (insurer for Contractor's Labor Pool), in liquidation, (Robert Dove), Respondents, 2012 Cal. Wrk. Comp. LEXIS 95

Psychiatric Injuries—Six-Month Employment Rule—Sudden and Extraordinary Employment Condition—WCAB, reversing WCJ, held that psychiatric injury suffered by applicant when balloon wall fell on him was not barred by six-month employment requirement in Labor Code § 3208.3(d), when WCAB found that …

Alan Moelleken, M.D., Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, Ron's Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning, Southern Insurance Company, administered by FirstComp Insurance Agency, (Travis Brock), Respondents, 2012 Cal. Wrk. Comp. LEXIS 94

Liens—Medical Treatment—Collateral Estoppel—WCAB held that lien claimant was collaterally estopped from litigating his lien for medical treatment provided to applicant/plumber’s assistant who alleged that he sustained industrial injuries to his left shoulder, back, and neck, when WCJ had found that …


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