Sherman vs. Los Angeles Unified School District (ADJ1001518 & ADJ2087652) (WCAB Van Nuys District Office): Injured Worker Awarded 98% permanent disability while continuing to work for the Defendant

WCAB San Francisco, October 28, 2005

The Defendant sought reconsideration of a Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board due to a dispute of PD in the amount of 98% because the injured worker continued her employment with the Los Angeles Unified School District and the employer argued that the injured worker’s arthritis was not related to work.  The WCAB ruled the Award for 98% was supported by the medical evidence, granting Rowen, Gurvey & Win and the injured worker a victory. The injured workers' rheumatoid arthritis was lit up by her work and she did not have rheumatoid arthritis prior to her employment with the Defendant.