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No Work Disability Benefits for State Employee Absent Proof of Impairment of Function

By WorkCompCentral

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 | 525 | 0 | 67 min read

The Kansas Court of Appeals ruled that a state employee failed to prove she had suffered permanent impairment from the latest in a long line of alleged work accidents. Case: Shoemaker v. State, No. 115,014, 09/22/2017, unpublished. Facts: DeLois Shoemaker worked for the state of Kansas at the Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility.  In 2007, she filed a workers’ compensation claim asserting she had suffered injuries to her shoulders, neck, back and arms because of her work activities. While Shoemaker identified only three incidents on her claim form, she testified that there...

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