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I Workers Comp.; Labor Code 4060 states: 4060. (a) This

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I Workers Comp.; Labor Code 4060 states:

4060. (a) This section shall apply to disputes over the
compensability of any injury. This section shall not apply where
injury to any part or parts of the body is accepted as compensable by
the employer.

I completed the 4060-4068 QME panel process; and the body parts have been awarded with the medical.

Is body parts awarded after trial; the same status as accepted as compensable by the employer?

No, it is not. If the employer contests that body parts are acceptable, then the employer would believe that they are non-compensable and Section 4060 would cover the award after trial.

If the employer does not contest that body parts are acceptable, section 4060 would not govern, since there would not be any dispute about body parts being compensable or not.
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