Today the WCAB issued an en banc decision rejecting SCIF’s appeal in the prior en banc decision of Kris Wilson V. State of California Cal Fire (now “Wilson I”).
SCIF had filed for reconsideration, seeking to overturn the WCAB’s formulation as to what constitutes “catastrophic” for purposes of Labor Code 4660.1(c)(2)(B), which governs an exception for seeking permanent disability benefits where a psyche injury arises as a compensable consequence of a catastrophic injury.
Here is the newly issued “Wilson II”, rejecting SCIF’s arguments advanced in its Petition for Reconsideration:
Here is a link to “Catastrophic Defined”, my prior post on “Wilson I”:
SCIF will assuredly file a Petition for a Writ of Review.
So stay tuned. Meanwhile, if you missed it, here is my recent post on the Top 10 Developments in California Workers’ Comp for the First Half of 2019: