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Injured Worker Failed to Prove Loss of Wage-Earning Capacity

By WorkCompCentral

Thursday, December 7, 2017 | 562 | 0 | 0 min read

The Mississippi Court of Appeals ruled that an injured worker failed to prove any permanent disability or loss of wage-earning capacity following an on-the-job back injury. Case: Pruitt v. Howard Industries, No. 2016-WC-01521-COA, 12/05/2017, published. Facts: Robert Pruitt began working for Howard Industries in 1992 and left in 2000 to begin a full-time career in ministry. Pruitt returned to Howard in 2004. While at work in 2012, Pruitt reported feeling a pop in his back. A magnetic resonance imaging scan indicated Pruitt had lumbar spondylosis in his lower back. He rec...

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