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Worker Failed to Provide Timely Notice That Back Injury Was Work-Related

By WorkCompCentral

Friday, October 13, 2017 | 307 | 0 | 0 min read

The Iowa Court of Appeals upheld a determination that a worker failed to provide timely notice of a work-related back injury to her employer even though she had presented a doctor’s note. Case: Callahan v. Horseshoe Casino, No. 16-2230, 10/11/2017, published. Facts: Sandra Callahan worked for the Horseshoe Casino. She allegedly began having back pain in October 2011 as a result of a cumulative trauma injury. She told her employer that the injury was work-related in August 2012 and filed a claim for permanent partial disability benefits. Procedural history: A deputy workers&...

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