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Employer's Interference With Worker's Filing of Claim Warranted Extension of Filing Period

By WorkCompCentral

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 | 395 | 0 | 0 min read

A unanimous West Virginia Supreme Court ruled that a worker’s comp claim wasn’t time-barred since the employer had deliberately interfered with his ability to file his claim. Case: Stalnaker v. Town of Mabscott, No. 16-0637, 06/06/2017, published. Facts: Thomas Stalnaker injured his right knee while attending the West Virginia State Police Academy in July 2013. Stalnaker allegedly informed his supervisor of the injury on the day it occurred and saw Dr. A. E. Landis the day after. Dr. Landis completed a report of injury indicating Stalnaker had sprained his knee, and S...

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