Alonzo Watkins vs. Long Beach Unified School District, Permissibly Self-insured, Administered By Tristar Risk Management

This case is about Alonzo Watkins, a teacher who was injured on the job in 1991. He was awarded compensation in 1996, but he claims he never received the full amount of $14,269.10. The Workers' Compensation Appeals Board denied his petition for reconsideration, finding that he had not provided substantial evidence that he was not paid the amount owed to him. The Board also noted that the adjusting agency was no longer in existence and that the file regarding his 1991 claim was closed over 16 years ago and was no longer able to be found.

Long Beach Unified School District, Permissibly Self-Insured, Administered by Tristar Risk Management Alonzo Watkins WORKERS’ COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARDSTATE OF CALIFORNIAALONZO WATKINS, Applicant,vs.LONG BEACH UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT,Permissibly Self-Insured, Administered byTRISTAR RISK MANAGEMENT, Defendants.Case No. ADJ3872960 (MON 0154202)(Marina del Rey District Office)OPINION AND ORDER DENYING PETITION FOR RECONSIDERATION            Applicant, in pro per, seeks reconsideration of the Findings and Order issued January 25, 2013, wherein the workers’ compensation administrative law judge (WCJ) found that applicant had sustained an industrial injury to his back and lower extremities while employed as a teacher on May 13, 1991. The WCJ also found:[justify]      “There is no substantial evidence that Applicant did not receive from[/justify][justify]      defendants a check in the amount of $9,989.00 from the Findings and[/justify][justify]      Award dated June 11, 1996 and a check in the amount of $4,250.00 from[/justify][justify]      the Order Approving Compromise and Release dated December 3, 1996.”[/justify]The WCJ ordered that applicant take nothing further.            Applicant contends that the WCJ erred by failing to order defendant to pay applicant $14,269.10. Applicant argues: (1) that defendant owed applicant $14,269.10 as a result of his award issued in 1996 and that applicant never received this money from defendant; (2) that defendant failed to comply with the WCJ’s Order to produce payment records issued June 25, 2012; and (3) that California Code of Regulations, title 8, section 10101, requires defendant to maintain proof of payment and failure to provide proof of payment supports applicant’s claim of non-payment justifying an order to pay $14,269.10./// ,             Defendant filed an Answer setting forth the history of applicant’s claim including copies of checks issued by applicant’s employer showing payment to applicant at applicant’s offic

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