WCAB Enforces Rehabilitation Unit Determination That Became Final: Cal. Comp. Cases April Advanced Postings (4/12/2012)

WCAB Enforces Rehabilitation Unit Determination That Became Final: Cal. Comp. Cases April Advanced Postings (4/12/2012)

Here’s the third batch of advanced postings for the April 2012 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases.

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Risk Enterprise Management, administrator for TIG Insurance Company (insurer for Arizona Cardinals), Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, Zachary C. Walz, Respondents, 2012 Cal. Wrk. Comp. LEXIS 29

Vocational Rehabilitation—Repeal of Statute—WCAB Jurisdiction—WCAB held that it had jurisdiction under Labor Code § 5502(b)(3) and Labor Code § 5803 to enforce applicant’s vested rights from portion of Rehabilitation Unit Determination that became final prior to 1/1/2009 repeal of Labor Code § 139.5, when WCAB found that …

Harold David Watson, Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, Vance International, National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Respondents, 2012 Cal. Wrk. Comp. LEXIS 30

Vocational Rehabilitation—Repeal of Statute—WCAB denied reconsideration of its 9/6/2011 decision in which it rescinded WCJ's finding that defendant had not filed timely appeal of Rehabilitation Unit's 11/18/2008 Determination in which applicant with 12/13/94 industrial injuries to his neck and back and alleged injuries to his shoulders, lower extremities, hearing loss, upper body, teeth, gums, jaw, and eyes was awarded retroactive vocational rehabilitation maintenance allowance for period 9/16/96 to 11/17/2008, and held that …

Emilia Olguin, Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, ESIS Division of ACE Insurance, PSI, Respondents, 2012 Cal. Wrk. Comp. LEXIS 28

Petitions for Writ of Review—Dismissal—Court of Appeal dismissed without prejudice petition for writ of review of 11/14/2011 WCAB decision that dismissed as untimely applicant’s petition for reconsideration of joint findings of fact and awards, when applicant filed petition for reconsideration of 11/14/2011 WCAB decision with WCAB and also filed petition for writ of review of 11/14/2011 WCAB decision with Court of Appeal, issue of untimely filing was moot because …

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