Andersen v. WCAB, 2007 WL 1153010 (Cal. Ct. App. 2007) John Andersen, an employee of the City of Santa Barbara, sustained industrial injuries as a result of which he filed a workers’ compensation claim. When the City required Andersen to use his accrued vacation benefits rather than sick leave to obtain medical care for these … Continue Reading
Valdez v. Himmelfarb, 144 Cal. App. 4th 1261 (2006) Elias Valdez alleged that he was injured in the course of his employment as a cook, janitor, dishwasher, and gardener at defendants’ Malibu restaurant. Valdez sued for personal injury, unfair competition, and declaratory relief based on defendants’ failure to carry workers’ compensation insurance as required by … Continue Reading
Sonoma State Univ. v. WCAB, 142 Cal. App. 4th 500 (2006) Lesley Hunton worked as a police dispatcher for Sonoma State University for 14 years before filing a workers’ compensation claim in which she alleged an injury to her psyche arising out of and in the course of her employment. Hunton complained that the frequent … Continue Reading
Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc. v. WCAB, 134 Cal. App. 4th 1316 (2005) After completing the business portion of a trip to Europe, John Moody extended his stay for additional sightseeing with his wife in Italy. Moody sought workers’ compensation coverage for severe injuries that he suffered in an automobile accident in which he was involved while … Continue Reading
County of San Luis Obispo v. WCAB, 133 Cal. App. 4th 641 (2005) While working as a mental health therapist for the County of San Luis Obispo, Art Martinez sustained injuries to his neck, spine, wrist and shoulder when he was assaulted by a violent patient. When Martinez returned to work three years later, he … Continue Reading
Jefferson v. California Dep’t of Youth Authority, 28 Cal. 4th 299 (2002) Mary Jefferson worked as a part-time teacher’s assistant at a high school. After the teacher and his students allegedly subjected Jefferson to sexually offensive conduct, she filed a workers’ compensation claim in which she sought benefits for “psychological factors affecting physical condition.” Jefferson … Continue Reading
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