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Worker Can't Get Reimbursed for Wages Lost to Attend Medical Appointments

Monday, September 9, 2019 | 2019 | 0 | 100 min read

A California appellate court ruled that an injured worker was not entitled to temporary disability benefits for time she lost from work to attend appointments for medical treatment. Case: Skelton v. WCAB, No. H046249, 09/05/2019, unpublished. Facts: Renee Skelton worked for the California Department of Motor Vehicles. She suffered an injury to her ankle while at work in July 2012. Two years later, in July 2014, she suffered an injury to her shoulder. Skelton continued working after each injury, but she missed work to attend appointments with her treating physicians and to attend two v...

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