Authorized Treating Physician’s Opinions Create Genuine Issue of Material of Fact as to Employee’s Pre-Existing Condition: Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board Summary, Terry Lamm v. E. Miller Construction, Inc.

By Jared S. Renfroe Terry Lamm v. E. Miller Construction, Inc. Docket No. 2015-01-0429 State File No. 64870-2015 Filed June 2, 2017 In this case, the Appeals Board affirmed the trial court’s order denying summary judgment to the employer on the basis that there was a...

Pro Se Litigants Must Comply with Substantive and Procedural Rules that Represented Parties are Expected to Observe: Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board Summary, Lee Walton v. Averitt Express, Inc.

By Jared S. Renfroe Lee Walton v. Averitt Express, Inc. Docket No. 2015-08-03-6 State File No. 60505-2015 Filed June 2, 2017 This case presents yet another appeal in which an unrepresented employee did not submit an argument on appeal or the transcript from the...

Particular Language Not Required for Causation, but Requirements of the Statute Must Be Met: Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board Summary, Samuel Panzarella v. Amazon.com, Inc.

By Jared S. Renfroe Samuel Panzarella v. Amazon.com, Inc. Docket No. 2015-01-0383 State File No. 79681-2015 Filed May 15, 2017 This case was decided by the Appeals Board with a unique procedural history. Ultimately, the trial court declined to award benefits, and the...