Cal. Comp. Cases September Advanced Postings (9/7/2011)

Cal. Comp. Cases September Advanced Postings (9/7/2011)

Here’s the second batch of advanced postings for the September 2011 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the complete headnotes and summaries.

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Wendy Kaufman, Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, Essex Electronics, (insured by Sentry Insurance), dba ADP Total Source Company, Inc., insured by Chartis Insurance, adjusted by Specialty Risk Services, Respondents, 2011 Cal. Wrk. Comp. LEXIS 128

Cumulative Trauma Injury AOE/COE—WCAB held that applicant sustained one cumulative trauma injury to psyche AOE/COE (not two separate cumulate trauma injuries as applicant contended) and that injury occurred from 12/8/2003 through 3/16/2010, from applicant's work as business operations manager for defendant, based on opinions from applicant's treating physicians and three panel qualified medical evaluators, when WCAB found that…

City of Compton, PSI, Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, County of Los Angeles, PSI, (Marvin Branscomb (Dec'd), Mable Jean Banscomb (Widow)), Respondents, 2011 Cal. Wrk. Comp. LEXIS 127

Presumption of Industrial Causation—Cancer—Peace Officers—WCAB affirmed WCJ's finding that widow of decedent/peace officer who died as result of prostate cancer was entitled to death benefits under Labor Code § 4702, and that defendant City of Compton was solely liable for providing benefit pursuant to Labor Code § 5500.5, when WCAB found that …

Mai-Trang Thi Nguyen, Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, Starbucks Coffee Corporation (aka Starbucks Coffee Company) PSI, administered by Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc., Respondents, 2011 Cal. Wrk. Comp. LEXIS 129

Injury AOE/COE—WCAB held that applicant barista sustained injury AOE/COE to low back and both wrists on 6/1/2008, but not to neck, psyche, bilateral knees, soles of both feet, eyes, or face, based on…

Permanent Disability—Rating—WCAB awarded applicant four-percent permanent partial disability, after adjustment for age and occupation, and without apportionment, for 6/1/2008 industrial low back injury, based on …

Temporary Disability—WCAB held that applicant was not entitled to temporary total disability on industrial basis from 6/17/2008 through 11/28/2008, period during which applicant received …