Cameron Pierce, vs. Pamarco Pacific, Inc.; The Hartford,

In this case, the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board dismissed the Petition for Reconsideration filed by Sherman Oaks Hospital and Health Center of the Findings of Fact and Order issued on May 24, 2007, as it was not timely filed. The WCJ found that applicant’s inpatient hospital stay was at lien claimant’s facility as a result of the back surgery and was not self-procured medical treatment and ordered that lien claimant was not entitled to additional payment from defendant.

Rigoberto Rodriguez vs. Headed Reinforcement; Cypress Insurance Company C/o Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies,

In this case, the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board dismissed the Petition for Reconsideration filed by Rigoberto Rodriguez against Headed Reinforcement; Cypress Insurance Company c/o Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies as untimely. The Order Dismissing Lien was issued on June 9, 2014, and the Petition for Reconsideration was not filed within 25 days of the decision, as required by Labor Code section 5903 and Code of Civil Procedure section 1013. The Petition for Reconsideration was therefore dismissed.


In this case, Hortencia Garcia (applicant) sought reconsideration of the Findings and Order (F&O) issued in this case by the workers’ compensation administrative law judge (WCJ) on August 20, 2012, which found that applicant did not sustain injury to her left wrist on August 31, 2010. The Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board denied the petition for reconsideration, finding that the presumption of compensability in section 5402, subdivision (b) does not apply to applicant’s claimed injury to her left wrist, and that applicant did not present substantial medical evidence to support injury to her left wrist.


SCOTT CHUONG; FARMERS INSURANCE EXCHANGE GILBERTO SALDANA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARDSTATE OF CALIFORNIAGILBERTO SALDANA, Applicant,vs.SCOTT CHUONG; FARMERS INSURANCE EXCHANGE, Defendants.Case No(s). ADJ7701496(Anaheim District Office)OPINION AND DECISION AFTER RECONSIDERATION AND ORDER IMPOSING SANCTIONS            We previously granted applicant’s Petition for Reconsideration (Petition) and, on April 9, 2012, issued a notice of intention to order sanctions of $250.00 against …


Clara Sample vs. Vallejo Unified School District; Sedgwick Cms

In this case, the Vallejo Unified School District and Sedgwick CMS filed a Petition for Removal, requesting that the Appeals Board reverse the Order Denying Change of Venue. The Appeals Board denied the petition, stating that the petitioner had not met the standards for removal, which include showing that substantial prejudice or irreparable harm will result if removal is not granted and that reconsideration will not be an adequate remedy if a final decision adverse to the petitioner ultimately issues.

Mariano Castro, vs. Palm And Saturn Inc. Dba Farm Fresh Market; Employers Compensation Insurance Co.,

In this case, Mariano Castro, the applicant, is seeking removal of a Minute Order issued by a workers’ compensation administrative law judge (WCJ) that deferred all issues on lien claimant’s lien pending the final determination of the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) proceedings against Steven Jay Rigler, D.C. The WCJ recommended that the Petition for Removal be denied because of defendant’s contention that applicant’s claim was filed as a result of the fraudulent referral activity of Dr. Rigler to which Dr. Rigler admitted and entered a guilty plea. The Appeals Board granted lien claimant’s Petition for Removal because defendant failed to meet its burden of proof to establish its defense to lien claimant’s lien based on the

Romeo Rendon, vs. Target Plastics, Permissibly Self-insured; Adjusted By Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc.,

This case involves Target Plastics, a permissibly self-insured company, and Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc., who adjusted the claim. Romeo Rendon, the applicant, had his claim settled by Compromise and Release in the amount of $6,000.00 less $900.00 in attorney’s fees. Juan Carlos Vasquez, D.C. and Work Hardening Center filed a Notice and Request for Allowance of Lien in the amount of $18,194.91. Target Plastics then filed a Petition for Fees and Costs, alleging that the lien was barred by the statute of limitations. The Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board granted the Petition for Reconsideration and rescinded the Order, finding

Eric Vollmer vs. Dr. Smoothy Enterprises; Clarendon National Insurance Company, Administered By American All Risk Loss Administrators

This case involves a dispute between Eric Vollmer, the applicant, and Dr. Smoothy Enterprises and Clarendon National Insurance Company, administered by American All Risk Loss Administrators, the defendants. Vollmer sustained an industrial injury to his left thumb, right ankle, both knees, right hip, low back and left upper extremity while employed on March 31, 2005. The WCJ issued a Findings and Award and Order, awarding in relevant part 61% permanent disability and temporary disability indemnity from November 5, 2005, to January 14, 2010. The WCJ then issued an Order Vacating Findings and Award and set the case for a mandatory settlement conference. The defendants filed a Petition for Removal and Disqualification of the WC

Daniel Medina, vs. Control Air Conditioning; Zurich North America,

.O&D.GRP.PET.REC.DEC.RECThis case is about Daniel Medina, who was injured while working for Control Air Conditioning. He filed a workers’ compensation claim, but the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board dismissed the case due to his failure to appear at the trial and participate in his case. Medina filed a petition for reconsideration, arguing that his right to due process was violated because he was not given proper notice of the dismissal and was not given an opportunity to be heard. The Board granted the petition, rescinded the dismissal, and returned the matter to the trial level for further proceedings.