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Judges Can't Assess Credibility in Determining if Worker is Covered by Comp Act

By WorkCompCentral

Thursday, July 20, 2017 | 631 | 0 | 58 min read

The District of Columbia Court of Appeals ruled that an administrative law judge may not assess the credibility of a worker’s evidence in determining whether the worker has made a sufficient showing of a potentially compensable injury. Case: Storey v. District of Columbia Department of Employment Services, No. 15-AA-912, 07/13/2017, published. Facts and procedural history: Rachael Storey filed a claim for workers' compensation benefits on the basis that she suffered from a panoply of illnesses that rendered her unable to work due to exposure to mold and chemicals at The Catholic Un...

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