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Worker With History of Back Problems Can't Expand Scope of Claim

By WorkCompCentral

Friday, November 9, 2018 | 460 | 0 | 7 min read

The West Virginia Supreme Court ruled that a worker failed to establish his entitlement to expand the scope of his claim to include additional back conditions. Case: Swope v. Quad Graphics, No. 18-0378, 11/02/2018, published. Facts: Daniel Swope worked as a laborer for Quad Graphics. He suffered injuries in a fall at work in May 2016. A note from the emergency room doctor who treated Swope indicated that Swope had fallen from a 4-foot ladder. The doctor said Swope was complaining of neck and back pain. The doctor diagnosed Swope with a cervical strain, an exacerbation of chronic back pain,...

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