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Court Rejects Worker's Claim for Permanent Impairment of Leg as Untimely

By WorkCompCentral

Thursday, July 12, 2018 | 200 | 0 | 20 min read

The Virginia Court of Appeals ruled that an injured worker was time-barred from seeking compensation for a permanent impairment to her leg that allegedly resulted from an industrial back injury. Case: Rivera v. Kohl’s Department Stores, No. 0031-18-4, 07/10/2018, unpublished. Facts and procedural history: Mirna Rivera suffered injuries in April 2012 while working for a Kohl's department store. She filed a workers’ compensation claim for injuries to her back, right leg and left elbow. Kohl’s agreed to provide Rivera with lifetime medical benefits for the injur...

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