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Failure to Disclose preexisting Back Pain Kills Comp Claim

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 | 0

The decision of the North Carolina Industrial Commission to deny a workers' compensation claim filed by a man who failed to disclose a preexisting back condition was supported by substantial evidence, an appellate court said in affirming the denial. Case: Timothy Lowe v. Branson Automotive et al., No. COA 14-1118, 4/21/2015, published. Facts: Timothy Lowe filed a workers' compensation claim on Feb. 28, 2012, for a back injury he allegedly sustained while working as a tire technician for Branson Automotive.  Lowe said he felt a pop followed by immediate pain in his neck whil...

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