Gloria Lopez Contreras vs. Randstad North America Dba Placement Pros West; Ace American Insurance, Adjusted By Esis

Randstad North America dba Placement Pros West; Ace American Insurance, adjusted by Esis Gloria Lopez Contreras WORKERS’ COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARDSTATE OF CALIFORNIAGLORIA LOPEZ CONTRERAS, Applicant,vs.RANDSTAD NORTH AMERICA dba PLACEMENT PROS WEST; ACE AMERICAN INSURANCE, adjusted by ESIS, Defendants,Case No. ADJ12431303OPINION AND ORDER DENYING PETITION FOR RECONSIDERATION            Defendant seeks removal of the Findings and order (F&O) issued by the workers, compensation administrative law judge (WCJ) on November 8, 2019. By the F&O, the WCJ found in relevant part that applicant sustained injury arising out of and in the course of employment (AOE/COE) to her right wrist and right knee’ The WCJ also found that chiropractic is not a medically or otherwise inappropriate specialty for the disputed medical issues. The parties were ordered to utilize the chiropractic qualified medical evaluator (QME) panel.            Defendant contends that it will be significantly prejudiced and irreparably harmed by the F&O. Defendant also contends that the medical evidence and determination from the Medical Unit support a finding that the proper QME panel specialty is orthopedic.            We received an answer from applicant. The WCJ issued a Report and Recommendation on Petition for Removal (Report) recommending that we deny defendant’s Petition.            We have considered the allegations of defendant’s Petition for Removal, applicant’s answer and the contents of the WCJ’s Report with respect thereto. Based on our review of the record and for the reasons discussed below, we will deny defendant’s Petition as one seeking reconsideration.FACTUAL BACKGROUNDApplicant claims injury to the neck, back, bilateral shoulders, bilateral upper extremities, bilateral hands/wrists/fingers, bilateral hips and right knee on October 27, 2018 while employed as a laborer by , Randstand North America dba Placement Pros West.            Before applicant became represented, she requested a Q

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