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Supreme Court Denies PTD Benefits for Worker With Physical, Psyche Issues

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | 411 | 0 | 112 min read

The Idaho Supreme Court last week ruled that a worker suffering from physical limitations and severe depression was not permanently and totally disabled. The case was Smith v. State, No. 45674. Kevin Smith fell from a balcony in July 1997, injuring his feet. Dr. Edward Tapper performed surgery and put casts on both feet. Smith could not walk for more than a year, nor could he work in general construction. He was evicted from his apartment and lived in a car with his wife and their infant child. Smith also suffered from pain, which led him to believe he was unable to work at a job that requ...

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