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Procedural Defects in Worker's Appellate Briefs Didn't Justify Dismissal of His Claim

By WorkCompCentral

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 | 0

The Mississippi Court of Appeals revived an injured worker's claim for permanent and total disability benefits for the second time, finding the trial judge had again stricken his pleadings because of an "over-emphasis on technicalities." Case: Blackwell v. Howard Industries, No. 2014-WC-00342-COA, 05/05/2014, published. Facts: Cardie Blackwell injured his left elbow while working for Howard Industries. Howard paid him temporary total disability benefits and it covered the cost of surgery on his elbow. Howard disputed the need for Blackwell's medical treatment and the parti...

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