Injured Worker’s Spouse Entitled to $21,600 for Retroactive Home Health Care Services: Cal. Comp. Cases October Advanced Postings (10/16/2012)

Injured Worker’s Spouse Entitled to $21,600 for Retroactive Home Health Care Services: Cal. Comp. Cases October Advanced Postings (10/16/2012)

Here’s the fourth batch of advanced postings for the October 2012 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases.

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Insurance Company of the State of Pennsylvania, insurer for American Bridge/Fluor Enterprises, adjusted by Chartis, Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, Jaime Barragan, Respondents, 2012 Cal. Wrk. Comp. LEXIS 131

Liens—Home Health Care—WCAB affirmed WCJ’s finding that lien claimant/wife was entitled to $21,600 in reimbursement for retroactive home health care services provided to applicant who suffered severe injuries AOE/COE, when …

Dynacraft Industries, Security Insurance of Hartford, adjusted by LWP Claims Solutions, Inc., Petitioners v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, Dynacraft Industries, Virginia Surety Company, adjusted by Sedgwick CMS, Roberta Poor, Respondents, 2012 Cal. Wrk. Comp. LEXIS 130

Contribution—Statute of Limitations—WCAB upheld arbitrator’s finding that defendant’s request for contribution against co-defendant for benefits paid to applicant with specific injury to her knees and with cumulative trauma to multiple body parts was barred by Labor Code § 5500.5(e) statute of limitations, when…

Save Mart Supermarkets, PSI, administered by Pegasus Risk Management, Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, Rick Stewart, Respondents, 2012 Cal. Wrk. Comp. LEXIS 133

Compromise and Release Agreements—Adequacy—Credit for Permanent Disability Advances—WCAB held that defendant was not entitled to take full credit for all permanent disability advances made to applicant/grocery clerk with injuries to his back, left knee, and right ankle, when…

Michelle Mata, Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, Alhambra Unified School District, PSI, Respondents, 2012 Cal. Wrk. Comp. LEXIS 132

Permanent Disability—Rating—WCAB awarded applicant yard duty supervisor 38 percent permanent partial disability for injury AOE/COE to her neck, low back, shoulders, and right hand that occurred from fall in playground on 3/12/2001, based on…

Tori Renate Vargas, Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, State of California/Department of Mental Health/Patton State Hospital, legally uninsured, administered by State Compensation Insurance Fund, Respondents, 2012 Cal. Wrk. Comp. LEXIS 134

Injury AOE/COE—Initial Physical Aggressor—Credibility of Witnesses—WCAB held that applicant state hospital registered nurse’s claimed injury AOE/COE on 9/3/2008 to psyche and right upper extremity was barred under Labor Code § 3600(a)(7) because…

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