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Victoria Enriquez vs. County Of Santa Barbara Permissibly Self-insured Adjusted By Corvel Insurance

COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA Permissibly Self-Insured Adjusted by CORVEL INSURANCE VICTORIA ENRIQUEZ WORKERS’ COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARDSTATE OF CALIFORNIAVICTORIA ENRIQUEZ, Applicant,vs.COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA; PermissiblySelf-Insured, Adjusted By CORVELINSURANCE, Defendants.Case No. ADJ334261 (VNO 0513526)(Oxnard District Office)OPINION AND ORDERGRANTING PETITION FORRECONSIDERATIONAND DECISION AFTERRECONSIDERATION            Applicant seeks reconsideration of the May 15, 2014 Findings of Fact and Award, wherein the workers’ compensation administrative law judge (WCJ) found that applicant met her burden of proof to show that she sustained an injury arising out of and in the course of employment to her psyche during the period from November 30, 2003 through November 30, 2004, causing temporary disability from November 30, 2004 through January 23, 2009 (except for a period when she returned to work in 2008), permanent disability in the amount of 41 % after apportionment, and the need for future medical care to cure or relieve the effects of the injury.            Applicant contends: (1) applicant’s level of permanent disability from her psychiatric injury is 100% pursuant to the opinion of the Agreed Medical Examiner (AME), Dr. Dennis J. Plesons, M.D.; (2) pursuant to Labor Code section 4662(d), the permanent disability is not subject to apportionment; and (3) if apportionment of permanent disability is applicable, the final level of permanent disability should be 60%. Defendant filed an Answer, disputing applicant’s contentions. The WCJ prepared a Report and Recommendation on Petition for Reconsideration (Report), recommending that reconsideration be granted in order to increase the permanent disability to 100% pursuant to Labor Code section 4662, and to apply apportionment to reduce the final level of permanent disability to 60%./ / // / / ,             In response to the WCJ’s Report, applicant submitted a supplemental request pursuant to WCAB Rule 10848, contending

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