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No Benefits for Painter's Shoulder Injury After Fall From Roof

By WorkCompCentral

Thursday, November 8, 2018 | 369 | 0 | 2 min read

The West Virginia Supreme Court upheld a denial of benefits for a painter’s shoulder injury, given evidence that he already had a partial rotator cuff tear before his on-the-job fall from the roof of a building. Case: Scott v. WQ Watters Co., No. 18-0392, 11/02/2018, published. Facts: Steven Scott worked as a union painter. He slipped and fell from a roof while at work on May 4, 2016. Six days later, Scott had an exam. He reported leg pain from a fall while at work. Doctors diagnosed a traumatic hematoma and ordered Scott to elevate his leg. Scott returned for a follow-up appoin...

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