March 29, 2020
The Sixth District Court of Appeal issued on May 27, 2020, certified for publication, its decision on County of Santa Clara v. WCAB. This is an extremely favorable decision for the defense. Applicant suffered a specific left knee injury due to a fall and later a compensable consequence right knee injury. Both the WCJ and the Board applied Hikida and applicant was received an unapportioned award of 48% related to her bilateral knee disability following two total knee replacements authorized by the defendant.