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Court Upholds PTD Award for Worker with Preexisting Disabilities

By Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)

Thursday, August 1, 2013 | 0

A Missouri appellate court upheld an award of permanent total disability benefits to a factory worker based on evidence that her work-related back injury, combined with her preexisting physical and psychological issues, left her unemployable. Case: Sickmiller v. Timberland Forest Products Inc., Nos. SD32257, SD32277 & SD32291, 07/18/2013, published. Facts: Tammy L. Sickmiller hurt her back in September 2007 while lifting a wooden pallet in the course of her employment with Timberland Forest Products.Sickmiller suffered from a preexisting depression, for which she received treatme...

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