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Court Overturns Order Authorizing Treatment Without Finding of Compensable Injury

By WorkCompCentral

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 | 185 | 0 | 0 min read

The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals overturned an order authorizing a worker’s continued receipt of medical care without determining whether the worker had suffered a compensable injury, or how the injury occurred. Case: Ex parte West Fraser, No. 2160814, 09/15/2017, published. Facts: Johnny Thomas worked for West Fraser Inc. He filed a workers’ compensation claim in April 2015, asserting he had suffered injuries while trying to dislodge a log that had become stuck on a conveyor belt. West Fraser contested his claim, denying that the alleged accident had occurred. It said it...

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