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CA: WCAB Provides Guidance on Petition to Reopen to Add Injury to New Body Parts

Mark Hancock v. D&M Hancock, State Compensation Insurance Fund WCAB Jurisdiction--Petitions to Reopen--Addition of New Body Part--WCAB, affirming WCJ's decision, held that WCAB had jurisdiction over applicant's claim for cumulative injury to his bilateral shoulders through 7/31/2001, when...

California: Psychiatric Compensable Consequence as a New and Further Injury

In Woodward v. Tri Corp Construction , 2014 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS —, the WCAB panel, affirming the WCJ, found good cause existed under Labor Code § 5410 to reopen the applicant’s 1/26/2011 Stipulated Award and to find that the applicant sustained a psychiatric injury as a compensable...

Connecticut: Apportionment Not Allowed For Employee’s Pre-existing Diabetic Neuropathy

The Supreme Court of Connecticut reiterated the general rule that an employer is ordinarily responsible for all the consequences of a compensable injury. Where an employee suffered from diabetic neuropathy that caused impairment to his arms and hands and subsequently suffered injuries to his upper arms...

Applicant Shot at Illegal Marijuana Growing Business Suffered Compensable Injury: Cal. Comp. Cases December Advanced Postings (12/16/2015)

Here’s the latest batch of advanced postings for the December 2015 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2015 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. Christine Baker, Director of Department...