Theresa Merenkov vs. Oracle Usa, Inc.; Safety National Casualty Company, Administered By Matrix Absence Management, Inc.

This case involves Theresa Merenkov, an employee of Oracle USA, Inc., who sustained an industrial injury on December 8, 2012, to multiple body parts causing 50% permanent disability and a need for future medical treatment. The defendant, Safety National Casualty Company, administered by Matrix Absence Management, Inc., sought reconsideration of the July 31, 2014 Findings and Award, arguing that the finding of permanent disability was excessive and not correctly rated. The Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board denied the Petition for Reconsideration, finding that the Panel Qualified Medical Evaluator assigned correct whole person impairments and that the WCJ reasonably relied on the findings of the medical evaluator.