Workers' Compensation

Cal. Comp. Cases September Advanced Postings (9/9/2010)

Here's the second batch of advanced postings for the September 2010 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. subscribers can link to the cases below to read the complete headnotes.

Kent Anderson v. W.C.A.B., Smart & Final, PSI, Sedgwick CMS

75 Cal. Comp. Cases ***, 2010 Cal. Wrk. Comp. LEXIS 152

Medical Provider Networks--Transfer of Care--Notice Requirements--WCAB affirmed WCJ's finding that defendant was not barred by doctrine of res judicata from litigating issue of whether it properly transferred applicant/order selector's medical care for back injury into its MPN pursuant to 8 Cal. Code Reg. §§ 9767(g), 9767.9, and 9767.10, notwithstanding ...

Clifford Nichols v. W.C.A.B., California Department of Consumer Affairs/State of California, legally uninsured, State Compensation Insurance Fund, adjusting agent

75 Cal. Comp. Cases ***, 2010 Cal. Wrk. Comp. LEXIS 153

Penalty--Unreasonable Delay in Payment of Interest--WCAB held that defendant unreasonably delayed paying interest on award of retroactive TD and awarded 25-percent penalty on interest delayed pursuant to Lab. C. § 5814(a), when WCAB found that ...

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