Lopez vs. General Wax (ADJ9365173) (WCAB Van Nuys District Office): Rowen, Gurvey & Win secured 100% PD Award and prove a traumatic amputation was a violent act, allowing for psychiatric PD

WCAB San Francisco, June 19, 2017

While working as a candle maker for the employer, the applicant got her right index finger stuck in a machine, resulting in a partial amputation of the finger.  The date of injury was post-1/1/2013.  The WCJ found the applicant to be 100 percent disabled indicating that the “violent act” exception under Labor Code 4660.1(c), resulting in a psychiatric injury.