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Worker Didn't Prove Entitlement to Benefits for Claimed Occupational Disease

By WorkCompCentral

Friday, January 11, 2019 | 517 | 0 | 40 min read

The South Carolina Court of Appeals upheld the denial of a worker’s claim for benefits for asthma. Case: Gul v. Kohler Co., No. 2019-UP-023, 01/09/2019, unpublished. Facts and procedural history: Nikolay Gul worked for the Kohler Co. He filed a workers’ compensation claim seeking benefits for his asthma. The South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission denied his claim. Analysis: The South Carolina Court of Appeals said the commission’s appellate panel is the sole fact-finder in workers' compensation cases, and any questions of credibility of witnesses must be ...

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