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Five Medical Reports Found Insufficient to Trigger Use of 1997 Rating Schedule: Cal. Comp. Cases July Advanced Postings (7/3/2013)
Posted on 5 Jul 2013 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here are the first and second batches of advanced postings for the July 2013 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2013 LexisNexis.... Read More

California: CVC or “Addition Method” in SIBTF Cases?
Posted on 26 Sep 2016 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

Recently, there has been a significant uptick in the number of Subsequent Injury Benefit Trust Fund (SIBTF) cases being litigated before the WCAB. With these cases come some unique tweaks to existing case law. One of the more interesting issues that has... Read More

California: The Limited Use of Vocational Rehabilitation Evidence: The Shape of Things to Come Under Dahl
Posted on 3 Dec 2015 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

In Mesanovic v. Specialty Termite , 2015 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS --, the WCAB affirmed the WCJ’s finding that the applicant carpenter who suffered an industrial injury to his low back and psyche on 7/13/2007 did not rebut the diminished future... Read More

California: Important Considerations When Calculating Permanent Disability
Posted on 27 Apr 2018 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

Recently, in Eyad v. Airport Commuter, Inc. , 2018 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS 85 (Appeals Board noteworthy panel decision), a panel of commissioners with the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) adopted and incorporated a decision by a Workers’... Read More

California: Dahl Reversed, Ability to Be Rehabilitated Key to Rebuttal of PDRS
Posted on 25 Sep 2015 by Richard M. Jacobsmeyer

The First Appellate District has issued its much anticipated decision in Contra Costa County v W.C.A.B. (Dahl) today. The court reversed the W.C.A.B. decision awarding 79% permanent disability in reliance upon vocation testimony holding that the expert... Read More

California: Rating Multiple Disabilities Using the Combined Values Chart
Posted on 24 May 2014 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

A recent noteworthy panel decision provides guidance on the WCJ’s Role vs. the Medical Expert’s role A California WCAB panel has rescinded a Workers’ Compensation Judge’s (WCJ) finding that an applicant sustained 73 percent... Read More

California: Combined Values Chart – Guide or Mandate?
Posted on 5 Sep 2014 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

The Combined Values Chart (CVC) is included in the 2005 Permanent Disability Rating Schedule (PDRS) as the tool for parties to use to add impairments. The form of mathematics is a bit odd. Under the CVC, 30 + 20 = 44. And 80 + 30 = 86. Some have wondered... Read More

California: SB 863 and Benson
Posted on 1 Apr 2013 by Robert G. Rassp, Esq.

By Robert G. Rassp, Esq. Attention Lexis Online Subscribers: Citations link to lexis.com. Bracketed citations link to Lexis Advance. Call me weird, obsessed, bored, or deeply disturbed but recently while I was on my almost daily four-mile hike in... Read More

LexisNexis Interview With Rosa Moran, Administrative Director, California Division of Workers' Compensation
Posted on 6 Aug 2011 by Hon. Kenneth B. Peterson

On Thursday, August 4, 2011, the new Administrative Director for the Division of Workers’ Compensation, Rosa Moran, sat for her first interview since the announcement of her appointment. She was questioned by long-time LexisNexis editorial board... Read More