Workers' Compensation

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Does Violation of the QME Regulations Make a Report Inadmissible?
Posted on 27 Apr 2016 by Brad Wixen

When policy, practice, and punishment collide and the art of discretion By Brad Wixen, Esq. In the case of Chaides v. The Kroger Company , 2016 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS --, the Panel Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) on the case evaluated the... Read More

California: CIGA Allowed to Force a Deposition of Pro Per Injured Worker 18 Years After Industrial Injury
Posted on 26 Sep 2014 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

In Hunter v. Oroville Elementary School , 2014 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS --, a deeply divided WCAB panel denied an applicant’s petition for removal and upheld the WCJ’s order compelling a pro per applicant to attend a deposition noticed by... Read More

California: WCAB Panel Takes Strict, Literal Approach to IMR Appeals
Posted on 13 Aug 2015 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

No material mistake of fact exists when IMR reviewer fails to list the actual reports and records reviewed by the IMR physician In Hacker v. County of San Bernardino-Public Health Department , 2015 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS --, the WCAB, in a split... Read More

California: Employer Representative at Applicant's Deposition
Posted on 25 Aug 2010 by Nigel Scott Baker, Esq.

The WCAB issued an opinion, Padilla v. LAMTA , (6/28/10, ADJ6981165) which dealt with the issue of having an employer representative at the deposition (especially during the portions in which prior medical history was being discussed). If you would like... Read More