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8th Circuit Rejects Worker's Bad Faith Claim and Employer's Challenge to Compensability

By WorkCompCentral

Monday, July 21, 2014 | 0

A federal appellate court ruled that an injured worker could not assert a viable bad faith claim against his employer for delaying and denying his medical care and benefits and that his employer was estopped from denying the compensability of his injury. Case: Spencer v. Annett Holdings, Nos. 2-4048 and 13-1133, 07/08/2014, published. Facts: Douglas Spencer had worked as a truck driver for Annett Holdings Inc. He reported an injury to his knee in January 2007 after slipping off the back of his flatbed trailer. Spencer claimed his injury was compensable under Iowa's workers' compensa...

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