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Judge Finds Worker Had Compensable CT Injury

By Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 | 580 | 0 | 0 min read

The Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals ruled that a judge does not need to make a specific finding that a worker’s cumulative trauma was caused "directly and independently of all other causes” for the worker to have a compensable cumulative trauma injury. Case: Flex-N-Gate Oklahoma v. Powell, No. 115,667, 06/23/2017, unpublished. Facts: Mary Powell allegedly suffered a cumulative trauma injury to her elbow while working for Flex-N-Gate Oklahoma. She said she learned of her injury on Nov. 24, 2014, and her last day of injurious exposure was May 8, 2015 — four days bef...

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