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Split Supreme Court Upholds Denial of Request to Expand Claim

By WorkCompCentral

Friday, December 29, 2017 | 656 | 0 | 6 min read

A divided West Virginia Supreme Court ruled that a worker was not entitled to additional temporary total disability benefits for a back injury, and that she was not entitled to expand her claim to include the degenerative conditions affecting her spine. Case: Rhodes v. Reynolds Memorial Hospital, No. 17-0544, 12/19/2017, published. Facts: Bonnie S. Rhodes worked for Reynolds Memorial Hospital as a nurse’s assistant. She injured her back in February 2014 while lifting a patient. She sought treatment that day and was diagnosed with a lumbar strain. A claims adjuster for the hospita...

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