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CA: Employer Not Required to Provide Ergonomic Equipment at Worker's New Place of Employment

Kimberly Costa v. State Compensation Insurance Fund, PSI Medical Treatment--Reasonableness and Necessity--Ergonomic Equipment at New Employment--WCAB, reversing WCJ's award, held that defendant was not required under Labor Code § 4600 to provide applicant with recommended ergonomic equipment...

California: Interpreters Required for Medical Treatment

The W.C.A.B. has issued an en banc decision that addresses what has been a contentious issue for years. In Jose Guitron v. Santa Fe Extruders; and State Compensation Insurance Fund the W.C.A.B. has determined: “1) pursuant to the employer’s obligation under Labor Code section 4600 [fn1...

California: What Actions, If Any, Should Be Taken When We Are Still Getting Medical Reports From Out-Of-Network Physicians?

LIVING IN A POST VALDEZ WORLD HOW DO WE DETERMINE WHETHER WE HAVE A DEFENSE? Please recall the WCAB En Banc decision in Valdez v. Warehouse Demo Services/Zurich [ADJ7048296] where on 4/20/11, the WCAB Commissioners, with two partially dissenting opinions, held that where unauthorized medical treatment...