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Take Nothing

Case involved a 10/13/15 denied specific injury to the applicant’s back. The claim was originally denied based on no substantial medical or factual evidence to support a work related injury as well as pursuant to LC3600(a)(10) – post termination basis. During the applicant’s...
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Take Nothing Obtained by raising Horseplay Defense

In the case of Jose Mireles v. SOS Steel applicant alleged a specific injury on April 21, 2017. The applicant alleged that his injury occurred, as a result of a fall while working at a construction site in Atherton, California. A detailed investigation was conducted including...
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CCMPT wins huge AB1309 Sports Filing Deadline Case

This case involved a former professional hockey player alleging a CT injury to multiple body parts. The case was filed with the WCAB on 9/16/2013 and served on all Defendants on the same date. Since this date came after implementation of the AB1309 amendments to Labor Cod...
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Firm Receives a Take Nothing

The matter was received in our office as a new referral on June 17, 2014 and involved a denied specific injury. The Applicant claimed to have injured his shoulder on 11/1/13 as a result of lifting a bag of flour. In addition to the shoulder the Applicant also claimed sleep...
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Firm Receives a Take Nothing on Stress Claim

Applicant Claimed injury to her Psyche on a cumulative trauma basis. The applicant was the supervisor over a department that wrote over $2 mil in loan guarantees that were later found to be fraudulent. The FBI investigated the fraud and the applicant was involved in attempting to...
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Firm prevails at trial in back surgery dispute using Labor Code Section 4610(g)(6)

This was an accepted low back injury. DRE II – 9% after apportionment to preexisting injury. AME retro P&S’s him last year when he was evaluated. Tried to settle but AA gets treating reports to request surgery. Double fusion is requested. UR denies it. IMR is requested....
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Roy Hilton v Atlanta Falcons – Arbitration Decision

Applicant filed his claim over 35 years after retiring from the NFL in 1976. In the Application for Adjudication, CIGA was named as a party-defendant to represent the interests of Mission Insurance Company on behalf of the Atlanta Falcons. CIGA subsequently denied liability, and...
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Firm Prevails at Trial Involving QME Specialty

In the matter of Hugo Cisneros the applicant filed a claim for specific injury to his low back while performing lifting activities at the insured, Bayview Vineyards Corporation. Applicant’s counsel submitted a request for QME panel list in the field of chiropractic...
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Summary of Practice Tips from the 10/15/2011 Workers’ Compensation Seminar at WorkerCompCentral in Camarillo, California

1. When opening a case, assume it will go to trial. This will provide a better more organized approach to asserting your client’s position even if it does not end up going to trial. 2. When considering denials, consider the following: If a defendant denies a case based upon a...
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