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Case Name Webb v. WCAB
Date 12/22/1980
Note Employer has duty to give notice to the Rehab. Bureau of EE's right to rehab.
Citation 28 Cal.3d 621
WCC Citation WCC 28041980 CA
ROBERT F. WEBB, Petitioner, v. WORKERS' COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARD and DI GIORGIO CORPORATION, Respondents (Opinion by Mosk, J. , expressing the unanimous view of the court. )On January 31, 1975, employee Webb slipped from a forklift he was operating for employer Di Giorgio Corporation and contused his lower back, causing debilitating pain. The bureau approved the plan and declared that 'employer will pay all temporary disability at the rate of $119 per week from the date of injury to the date Mr. Webb begins work at Roberts Motel. The workers' compensation judge found in his favor and ordered employer to pay the missing six months of temporary rehabilitation benefits. Moreover, this court has repeatedly recognized that a rule of liberal construction applies to all aspects of workers' compensation law.

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