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No Benefits for Worker With Pre-Existing Condition

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 | 145 | 0 | 36 min read

The Utah Court of Appeals upheld a denial of benefits to a worker for an aggravation of a pre-existing condition caused by a misstep at work, and it rejected his challenge to the medical examination process. Case: White v. Labor Commission, No. 20190782-CA, 09/11/2020, published. Facts and procedural history: Shawn White worked for Golden Empire Manufacturing. While he was at work in 2016, White allegedly struck his foot on a block of wood, causing his knee to twist and tear the meniscus. After White filed a workers’ compensation claim, Golden scheduled a medical evaluation for him. B...

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