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Email Insufficient to Contest Certification of MMI and Impairment Rating

By WorkCompCentral

Monday, March 5, 2018 | 389 | 0 | 10 min read

A Texas appellate court ruled that an injured worker did not timely contest a certification that she had reached maximum medical improvement, or the 0% impairment rating she had received by way of email. Case: American Zurich Insurance Co. v. Diaz, No. 05-16-01530-CV, 02/28/2018, published. Facts: Jessica Diaz injured her back while at work in February 2014. Her employer had workers’ compensation insurance coverage with the American Zurich Insurance Co., and the carrier accepted liability for a back sprain/strain. Diaz underwent a magnetic resonance imaging scan in July 2014. It revea...

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