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RICHARD RAMIREZ vs. GEORGIA-PACIFIC, LLC, Permissibly Self-Insured, Adjusted By ESIS

GEORGIA-PACIFIC, LLC, Permissibly Self-Insured, Adjusted By ESIS RICHARD RAMIREZ WORKERS’ COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARDSTATE OF CALIFORNIARICHARD RAMIREZ, Applicant,vs.GEORGIA-PACIFIC, LLC, Permissibly Self-Insured, Adjusted By ESIS, Defendants.Case Nos. ADJ5779347ADJ6812428ADJ6812429(Fresno District Office)OPINION AND ORDER GRANTING RECONSIDERATION AND DECISIONAFTER RECONSIDERATION            Defendant seeks reconsideration of the August 29, 2012 Findings and Order wherein the workers’ compensation administrative law judge (WCJ) found that applicant sustained an industrial injury on June 12, 2006 that caused 7% permanent disability, and a cumulative trauma injury through March 12, 2009 that caused 23% permanent disability. The WCJ did not award permanent disability indemnity. He ordered “that applicant, Richard Ramirez, is entitled to consultations and treatment with doctors in regard to depression and sleep deprivation.”            Defendant contends that the WCJ erred in implicitly finding that applicant sustained a psychiatric injury, arguing that applicant has not met his burden of proof.            We have considered the Petition for Reconsideration, and we have reviewed the record in this matter. We have not received an answer from applicant. The WCJ prepared a Report and Recommendation on Petition for Reconsideration, recommending that we deny reconsideration. Defendant requested permission pursuant to Appeals Board Rule 10848 to file a supplemental petition. We have accepted and considered defendant’s supplemental petition.            For the reasons discussed below, we will grant reconsideration, rescind the Findings and Order, and issue a new Findings and Award.            As mentioned above, applicant sustained an injury on June 12, 2006. (ADJ5779347.) Applicant sustained a cumulative trauma injury through March 12, 2009. (ADJ6812428.) Applicant also alleged , that he sustained a cumulative trauma injury during a period of injurious exposure through June


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