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California WCAB Panel Denies Psychiatric Benefits as Compensable Consequence to Head Injury

Panel Decision Denies Industrial Psychiatric Treatment Notwithstanding Medical Evidence That Such Treatment Was Medically Necessary. The Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, in a panel decision issued July 7, 2010 , determined that there was insufficient evidence to support an award of psychiatric...

MO: 15 Year Battle for Psych Benefits Results in $366.70 Award

Claimant had major depression with psychotic episodes impairing his ability to work. He failed to prove he was permanently and totally disabled from being struck while slowly backing up his car in a company parking lot while reporting to work in 1995. Claimant denied employment after 1997. Claimant's...

California: Labor Code Section 3208.3(h) Applied to Migraine Headaches

The 4th District Court of Appeal has issued a decision on an issue which has been pending in an unresolved fashion since the early 1990s when Labor Code § 3208.3 was amended to provide that injuries arising from lawful good faith personnel actions. In County of San Bernardino v W.C.A.B. (McCoy)...