Elvisteen Davis vs. AC Transit; Permissibly Self-insured, Administered By SEDGWICK

AC Transit; permissibly self-insured, administered by SEDGWICK Elvisteen Davis WORKERS’ COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARD STATE OF CALIFORNIAELVISTEEN DAVIS, Applicantvs.AC TRANSIT; permissibly self-insured, administered by SEDGWICK, DefendantsAdjudication Number: ADJ6724179; ADJ6753150 Oakland District OfficeOPINION AND ORDER DENYING PETITIONS FOR RECONSIDERATION            We have considered the allegations of the Petitions for Reconsideration and the contents of the report of the workers’ compensation administrative law judge (WCJ) with respect thereto. Based on our review of the record, and for the reasons stated in the WCJ’s report, which we adopt and incorporate, we will deny reconsideration.            The WCJ properly relied upon the opinion of the agreed medical evaluator (AME), who the parties presumably chose because of the AME’s expertise and neutrality. The WCJ was presented with no good reason to find the AME’s opinion unpersuasive, and we also find none. (See Power v. Workers’ Comp. Appeals Bd. (1986) 179 Cal.App.3d 775, 782 [51 Cal.Comp.Cases 114].) ,  For the foregoing reasons, IT IS ORDERED that the Petitions for Reconsideration are DENIED.WORKERS’ COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARD/s/ DEIDRA E. LOWE, COMMISSIONER________I CONCUR,/s/ KATHERINE WILLIAMS DODD, COMMISSIONER/s/ KATHERINE A. ZALEWSKI, CHAIR______________DATED AND FILED AT SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIAJANUARY 28, 2021SERVICE MADE ON THE ABOVE DATE ON THE PERSONS LISTED BELOW AT THEIR ADDRESSES SHOWN ON THE CURRENT OFFICIAL ADDRESS RECORD.ELVISTEEN DAVIS ANTHONY RATTO LAUGHLIN FALBO LEVY & MORESIPAG/bea , [h3]REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION ON PETITION FOR RECONSIDERATION[/h3]            By timely, verified petitions filed on December 8, and December 11, 2020, defendant and applicant, respectively, seek reconsideration of the decision filed herein on November 19, 2020, in this case, which arises out of an admitted injury, on July 22, 2008, to the back, neck, shoulders, left knee and psyche of a 47-year-ol

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