Hernan Villacis, vs. County Of Los Angeles Sheriff’s Dept., Permissibly Self-insured, Adjusted By York Risk Group Services,

County Of Los Angeles Sheriff’s Dept., permissibly self-insured, adjusted By York Risk Group Services, Hernan Villacis, WORKERS’ COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARDSTATE OF CALIFORNIAHERNAN VILLACIS,Applicant,vs.COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES SHERIFF’S DEPT., permissibly self-insured, adjusted by YORK RISK GROUP SERVICES,Defendants.Case No. ADJ9749879(Van Nuys District Office)OPINION AND DECISION AFTER RECONSIDERATION            We previously granted defendant’s Petition for Reconsideration of the Findings of Fact issued on November 30, 2015, by the workers’ compensation administrative law judge (WCJ) which found that applicant sustained industrial injury to his left pelvis, cervical spine, and bilateral ankles, and deferred determination of other body parts injured, and that applicant did not intentionally self-inflict his injury. This is our Opinion and Decision After Reconsideration.            Defendant contends that the trial testimony does not support the findings of fact, that applicant self-inflicted his injury, and that it was error to exclude applicant’s wife’s testimony from trial because marital privilege was waived.            We have not received an answer from applicant. The WCJ filed a Report and Recommendation on Petition for Reconsideration (Report) recommending that we deny reconsideration.            We have considered the allegations of the Petition for Reconsideration and the contents of the WCI’s Report. Based on our review of the record and for the reasons stated below, as our Decision After Reconsideration we will rescind the Findings of Fact and return this matter to the trial level for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.FACTUAL BACKGROUND            Applicant sustained significant injuries to multiple body parts as a result of falling from a four- story building on August 6, 2014. Defendant contends that applicant intentionally jumped from the , building; applicant contends that he slipped.1 Applicant worked as a maintenance worker and test

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