Oct 30 - Nov 1
Comp Laude® Awards and Gala
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
Almaraz vs. Environmental Recovery Services (SCIF); Guzman vs. Milpitas Unified School Dist (Keenan)
(1) the AMA Guides portion of the 2005 Schedule is rebuttable; (2) the AMA Guides portion of the 2005 Schedule is rebutted by showing that an impairment rating based on the AMA Guides would result in a permanent disability award that would be inequitable, disproportionate, and not a fair and accurate measure of the employees permanent disability; and (3) when an impairment rating based on the AMA Guides has been rebutted, the WCAB may make an impairment determination that considers medical opinions that are not based or are only partially based on the AMA Guides.
ADJ1078163 (BAK 0145426); ADJ3341185 (SJO 0254688)
WCC 34892009 CA
Today's Round Up
MD - Mail Carrier Who Accepted Bus Driver Job While Injured Sentenced to Probation
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A 24-year-old mail carrier must pay roughly $4,000 after pleading guilty to charges stemming from accusations that he took a job with Washington, D.C.’s bus service while out on a work injury, the Washington Post reports.
Da’Mon Price, of Clinton, Maryland, was sentenced this week to one year of probation and ordered to pay $2,940.96 in restitution, plus a $1,000 fine. He had pleaded guilty to theft of government money.
Price injured his back while working for the Hyattsville Post Office. Before he visited a doctor through the workers’ compensation system, he applied for a .
CA - Employer Pays $310,000 in Settlement Over Worker Death
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Growers Street Cooling paid $310,000 in costs and civil penalties to settle allegations that its systemic violation of safety laws resulted in the death of a worker, the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office announced.
Jose Juan Serrano started working as a machine operator for Growers Street on April 10, 2013, and was assigned to run a machine that wraps pallets of strawberries. On April 26, 2013, he removed a pallet that was stuck in the machine. He was crushed by a counterweight that was activated after the jam was cleared, District Attorney Dean D. Flippo said in a statement.
CA - Four Deputies at Las Vegas Shooting File Comp Claims
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Four Orange County Sheriff’s deputies filed workers’ compensation claims in California for physical and psychological injuries they say they sustained during the Oct. 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas, according to a report by the Orange County Register.
The deputies were at the Route 91 Harvest festival on their own time but say they acted as on-duty law enforcement officers after the shooting started. The shooting ultimately killed 58 people and wounded more than 500.
Tom Dominguez, president of the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs, reportedly told the deputies.
CA - Psychiatrist Facing Suspension Files Constitutional Challenge in Federal Court
CA - DWC Suspends 3 More Providers From Comp System
CA - CAAA Takes Swing at Governor Over Veto of Apportionment Bill
CA - Supreme Court Won't Disturb Decisions on Skin Condition, Travel Injury
CA - DWC Sends Suspension Notice to Embattled Marketer
CA - Last Round of Briefs Filed Ahead of Hearing on Lien Stay Injunction
NATL. - Research Links Job Stress With Work Injuries
FL - Ex-JCC Castiello Says Nominating Commission Followed Improper Rules
CA - Governor Vetoes Bill Requiring Small Business Rep on State Fund Board
CA - San Diego Sheriff's Deputy Pleads Not Guilty to Fraud Charges
Oct 18-19, 2017
AWCC 2017 Educational Conferen
Arkansas Workers' Compensation Commission 33rd Annual Educational Conference
October 18 &19, 20 …
Oct 18-19, 2017
The Nebraska Symposium is a two-day conference hosted jointly between the Workersâ€™ Compensa …
Oct 19, 2017
CSIAâ€™s 2017 Fall Confer
CSIAâ€™s Fall Educational Conference will be held on October 19, 2017 at the Walnut Creek Mar …