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Making Connections

While the mail never stops coming in, with summer in full swing, it’s important when a sunny day comes along to take a deep breath and remember that people are the raison d’etre of this industry. Injured workers, claims professionals, attorneys, Judges, and employers are all trying to balance the interests involved in each claim, by providing benefits and preventing bad practices.


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To Parcel or Not to Parcel, the Complete Edition

Ever since the passage of SB 899, litigation as to which injury is responsible for indemnity obligations to the injured workers has been endless, and Workers’ Compensation Judges and the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board continue to struggle with application of the facially simple principles set forth by Labor Code 4663 and Labor Code 4664.


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To Parcel or Not to Parcel, the Bulletin Edition

Imagine going to a restaurant with your friends and not knowing until the end of the meal what portion of the check you’re going to have to cover or even how the check will be itemized. This is similar to parties in the workers’ compensation system faced with multiple injuries and overlapping body parts.


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Trial Judge Refuses to Grant Defendant’s “Motion for Summary Adjudication” Excluding Vocational Reports

MORGAN vs. ST. MARY’S MEDICAL CENTER ADJ10626542
(Worker’s Compensation Judge Eugene Gogerman’s Findings of Fact/Opinion on Decision March 27, 2018)


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Applicant Fails to Prove Permanent Total Disability Under Labor Code Section 4662

BURR vs. THE BEST DEMOLITION AND RECYCLING COMPANY, INC.
(2018) 2018 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS 143


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Medical Evidence Not Required at Time of Filing Petition to Reopen for New and Further Disability

HUNTER vs. RYERSON STEEL SERVICE
(2018) 46 CWCR 31


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