The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker works with a talented team of attorneys and law firms to best represent the legal needs of our clients. For workers’ compensation cases, we work with the experienced Perona, Langer, Beck, Serbin (PLBH) law firm.
On November 14th, 2013, PLBSM secured a California Supreme Court victory greatly benefiting workers’ rights in California. The court ruled that injured workers are permitted to present medical evidence from their own physicians, reversing the en banc Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, which had earlier laid down a general rule excluding such reports.
Ellen R. Serbin represented Elayne Valdez before the Supreme Court. Serbin stated, “We are very pleased with the outcome of the case. This decision affirms that injured employees, like Ms. Valdez, have a statutory right to introduce non-MPN (medical provider network) medical reports in support of their claims for worker’s compensation benefits”.
The Supreme Court’s ruling takes effect immediately and applies to all workers’ compensation claims within the State of California.
See the Supreme Court’s decision of Valdez v. Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board.