Trial attorney Raheleh Shokrollah in the San Fernando office of Gilson Daub, recently received a take nothing Finding and Order on a trial which ended on June 26, 2018, at the Van Nuys Workers Compensation Appeals Board.
In this case, Applicant claimed industrial injury to the jaw, teeth, face, and psyche, as a result of a physical altercation with a co-worker. Attorney Shokrollah conducted employer witness interviews and upon assessing the quality of testimony, filed a Declaration of Readiness for a Priority Conference and proceeded to Trial on the issue of AOE/COE.
At trial, Ms. Shokrollah presented evidence and argued the applicant was the initial aggressor and is to be barred from receiving workers compensation benefits. Applicant testified on his own behalf. Ms. Shokrollah put on four employer witnesses, in addition to defense exhibits including witness statements and incident reports.
Judge Seymour issued a Finding and Order on June 26, 2018, agreeing with the defense that Applicant should take nothing.