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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: Apportionment Determinations and Petitions to Reopen: A Primer on Methodology

A persistent problem area for workers’ compensation practitioners, physicians, and WCJs is to understand and apply the proper methodology to determine apportionment related to Petitions to Reopen for New and Further Disability under the WCAB’s en banc decision in Vargas v. Atascadero State...