Fifth District So Holds In By-the-Court Unpublished Opinion.
The only way to review a decision of the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board is through a writ petition to the appellate court. However, if there is no reasonable basis for a petition brought by an employer, the employer may have to pay a supplemental award of reasonable attorney’s fees to employee’s counsel for having to answer a meritless writ petition. The Fifth District reminded us of this in Sensient Technologies Corp. v. WCAB, Case No. F056325 (5th Dist. Dec. 30, 2008) (unpublished by-the-court), citing Crown Appliance v. Workers’ Comp. Appeals Bd., 115 Cal.App.4th 620, 627 (2004).