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'Significant' WCAB Ruling in SIBTF Case Creates Clarity on Combined Permanent Disability

By Mark Powell (Reporter)

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 | 1874 | 0 | 60 min read

An en banc Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board decision requiring adding disabilities for subsequent injury claims has drawn strong and surprised reactions from some workers’ compensation stakeholders. But while everyone may not have expected the ruling, representatives on both sides of the dais said it would likely provide much-needed clarity to an issue with decades-old roots. “I was a little bit surprised that the commissioners issued the decision as an en banc decision,” said attorney Vanessa Cooksey of Woodland Hills firm Lewis, Marenstein, Wicke, Sherwin &am...

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