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California: W.C.A.B. Rules ADR 35.5(e) Invalid
Posted on 28 Feb 2014 by Richard M. Jacobsmeyer

The W.C.A.B. has issued an en banc decision on an issue that comes up fairly frequently before the W.C.A.B.—the application of Rule 35.5 to QME where an injured worker has multiple injuries to similar parts of the body with the same parties. Rule... Read More

Supplemental Job Displacement Benefits: Two Vouchers for Separate But Overlapping Injuries Is Not Double Recovery
Posted on 24 Jul 2015 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

In Silva v LSG Sky Chiefs and Liberty Mutual Insurance Company , 2015 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS --, the WCAB provided guidance on supplemental job displacement benefits by interpreting the Labor Code and related Administrative Rule to entitle qualifying... Read More

Missouri: Knee Injury Produces Dire “Natural” Consequences
Posted on 24 May 2012 by Martin Klug

After claimant returned to work to unrestricted duty following a knee surgery he reported multiple additional accidents from falling and each new claim added different body parts. The employer argued the second injury fund was liable for a PTD claim due... Read More

California: If You’re Thinking Navarro, Think Claim Form!
Posted on 24 Aug 2016 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

In Parker v. DSC Logistics , 2016 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS --, the WCAB panel rescinded the WCJ’s finding and held that the applicant forklift driver, who filed separate claims for a 10/30/2009 injury to his back, a 3/31/2014 injury to his back... Read More

Missouri: Knee Injury Produces Dire “Natural” Consequences
Posted on 24 May 2012 by Martin Klug

After claimant returned to work to unrestricted duty following a knee surgery he reported multiple additional accidents from falling and each new claim added different body parts. The employer argued the second injury fund was liable for a PTD claim due... Read More