CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES
Vol. 88, No. 5 May 2023
A Report of En Banc and Significant Panel Decisions of the WCAB and Selected Court Opinions of Related Interest, With a Digest of WCAB Decisions...
By Hon. Susan V. Hamilton, Former Assistant Secretary and Deputy Commissioner, California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board
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By Christopher Mahon
Should temporary workers be treated separately under workers’ compensation law due to additional employment and income risks they may incur after workplace injuries? A new study...
Here's a noteworthy panel decision where a family member conveyed essential information to the AME on behalf of the injured employee. The Lexis headnote is below.
CA - NOTEWORTHY PANEL DECISIONS...
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A defendant's contention that as an employer it was immune from tort liability in a civil action filed against it by an employee did not speak to the Washington trial court's subject matter jurisdiction, held a state appellate court. Accordingly, its motion to dismiss pursuant to Rule 12(b)(1) was improperly granted by the trial court. Following a lengthy procedural discussion, the appellate court held that the trial court should either have treated the motion as a Rule 12(b)(6) motion [e.g., for failure to state a claim upon which relief could be granted] or denied the Rule 12(b)(1) on its merits.
Thomas A. Robinson, J.D., the Feature National Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter, is co-author of Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law (LexisNexis).
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See Boudreaux v. Weyerhaeuser Co., 2019 Wash. App. LEXIS 2262 (Aug. 26, 2019)
See generally Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law, § 100.01.
Source: Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law, the nation’s leading authority on workers’ compensation law
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