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Court Denies Review of Employer's Challenge to PTD Award

Thursday, May 16, 2019 | 1306 | 0 | 48 min read

The Court of Appeal for the 4th District of California will not review an employer’s challenge to a worker’s award of permanent total disability benefits for a psyche injury manifested primarily by subjective complaints. The case was Qualcomm Inc. v. WCAB (Brown). Beverly Brown worked as an administrative assistant for Qualcomm Inc. She allegedly developed chronic headaches and depression after a computer hard drive fell on her head while at work. Brown filed a workers’ compensation claim seeking temporary and permanent disability benefits based in part on an injury t...

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