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  • Case name:
    Western Growers Ins. Co. v. WCAB (Austin)
    Date:
    06/01/1993
    Note:
    Liability for a CT runs from year preceding DOI or last exposure, whichever occurs first.
    Citation:
    16 Cal.App.4th 227
    WCC citation:
    WCC 4101993 CA
  • Case name:
    Winslow v. County of Siskiyou; SCIF
    Date:
    01/29/2057
    Note:
    Pilot commandeered by sheriff entitled to benefits.
    Citation:
    22 CCC 56 (IAC Panel)
    WCC citation:
    WCC 4251957 CA
  • Case name:
    Witt v. Jackson
    Date:
    12/04/2061
    Note:
    Employer negligence is imputed to carrier limiting subrogation recovery.
    Citation:
    57 Cal.2d 57
    WCC citation:
    WCC 23811961 CA
  • Case name:
    Watters Associates v. Superior Court
    Date:
    02/25/1991
    Note:
    Temp agency exempted from liability for damages recovered by employee.
    Citation:
    227 Cal.App.3d 1341
    WCC citation:
    WCC 23951991 CA
  • Case name:
    Weinstein v. St. Mary's Med. Cntr.
    Date:
    10/30/1997
    Note:
    Exclusive remedy only applies when duty arises from employment relationship.
    Citation:
    58 Cal.App.4th 1223
    WCC citation:
    WCC 24181997 CA
  • Case name:
    Woodline Furniture Mfg. Co. v. Dept. of Indus. Rel.
    Date:
    04/04/1994
    Note:
    Penalty at time of citation for inadequate compensation stands.
    Citation:
    23 Cal.App.4th 1653
    WCC citation:
    WCC 24381994 CA
  • Case name:
    Wilkinson v. WCAB
    Date:
    05/25/1977
    Note:
    Whenever a worker sustains successive industrial injuries to the same part of his body while working for the same employer, and these injuries become permanent at the same time, the board should render a single award for the combined disability.
    Citation:
    19 Cal.3d 491
    WCC citation:
    WCC 24771977 CA
  • Case name:
    Williams v. WCAB (Hilton)
    Date:
    07/28/1993
    Note:
    No lien against comp. benefits allowed for back due rent when debt accrued prior to injury.
    Citation:
    17 Cal.App.4th 582
    WCC citation:
    WCC 24991993 CA
  • Case name:
    Webinger v. WCAB
    Date:
    11/21/1975
    Note:
    S.I.F. was entitled to a credit for payments for a non-service connected disability which pre-existed injury.
    Citation:
    40 CCC 714
    WCC citation:
    WCC 25181975 CA
  • Case name:
    Wolski v. IAC
    Date:
    07/31/1945
    Note:
    Worker's sight in only good eye destroyed- no PTD
    Citation:
    70 Cal.App.2d 427
    WCC citation:
    WCC 25451945 CA
  • Case name:
    Wilson v. Centinela Hospital Med. Ctr.
    Date:
    08/31/1998
    Note:
    'Timeliness' objection to F&A need not be made until after actual filing of F&A.
    Citation:
    63 CCC 1048
    WCC citation:
    WCC 26271998 CA
  • Case name:
    Wings West Airlines v. WCAB
    Date:
    12/11/1986
    Note:
    Actual contribution of support by deceased employee required to find partial dependency.
    Citation:
    187 CalApp.3d 1047
    WCC citation:
    WCC 26561986 CA
  • Case name:
    Wilhelm v. WCAB
    Date:
    10/05/2067
    Note:
    WCAB may make fact determination contrary to referee upon independent exam. of record.
    Citation:
    255 Cal.App.2d 30
    WCC citation:
    WCC 26861967 CA
  • Case name:
    Wheeler & Beaton v. WCAB
    Date:
    11/16/1995
    Note:
    Consider atty. services resulting in subst. higher benefits; may legitimate higher award of atty. fees.
    Citation:
    40 Cal.App.4th 389
    WCC citation:
    WCC 27141995 CA
  • Case name:
    WCAB v. Small Claims Court
    Date:
    11/29/1973
    Note:
    Small claims court had no jurisdiction to hear case regarding expert witness and attorney fees from WC claim.
    Citation:
    35 Cal.App.3d 643
    WCC citation:
    WCC 27481973 CA
  • Case name:
    Williams v. WCAB (Satellite)
    Date:
    03/05/1998
    Note:
    Reg. 10125 requirements must be satisfied by written documents, but need not be satisfied in notice to applicant of potential eligibility for rehabilitation.
    Citation:
    63 CCC 493 (Writ Denied)
    WCC citation:
    WCC 27951998 CA
  • Case name:
    Webb v. WCAB
    Date:
    12/22/1980
    Note:
    Employer has duty to give notice to the Rehab. Bureau of EE's right to rehab.
    Citation:
    28 Cal.3d 621
    WCC citation:
    WCC 28041980 CA
  • Case name:
    Williams v. Mcdonnel-Douglas Corp.
    Date:
    06/06/1973
    Note:
    Reimbursement of costs of copying records with material relationship to claim is allowed.
    Citation:
    8 CCC 325
    WCC citation:
    WCC 28061973 CA
  • Case name:
    Wright v. Beverly Fabrics
    Date:
    01/17/2002
    Note:
    Work comp exclusive remedy for injuries sustained while performing tasks within employment contract but outside normal work hours even if not compensated.
    Citation:
    95 Cal.App.4th 346
    WCC citation:
    WCC 28332002 CA
  • Case name:
    Wagner vs. Allied Signal
    Date:
    04/20/2001
    Note:
    Duty to provide claim form when reasonable certainty of claim of industrial injury.
    Citation:
    66 CCC 483 (En Banc)
    WCC citation:
    WCC 29012001 CA

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