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Court Rejects Amputee's Constitutional Challenge to Comp Act

By WorkCompCentral

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 | 275 | 0 | 7 min read

The Arkansas Court of Appeals rejected an injured worker’s challenge to the constitutionality of the state Workers’ Compensation Act and upheld the denial of his claim for permanent total disability benefits. Case: Woods v. Tyson Poultry, No. CV-17-785, 03/07/2018, published. Facts and procedural history: Robert Woods injured his left hand while working for Tyson Foods in September 2013. As a result of his injury, doctors amputated his left arm below the elbow. Woods filed a petition seeking permanent total disability benefits in June 2015. He also filed a lengthy "constitu...

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