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Split Court Upholds Dismissal of Claim for PTD Benefits

By WorkCompCentral

Friday, November 10, 2017 | 452 | 0 | 0 min read

A divided Louisiana appellate court upheld the dismissal of a worker’s claim for permanent total disability benefits, finding he had failed to prove a worsening in his condition that left him unemployable. Case: Poole v. Guy Hopkins Construction, No. 2016 CA 1450, 11/01/2017, published. Facts and procedural history: Charles Poole Jr. injured his back in April 2003 while working for the Guy Hopkins Construction Co. He secured an award of temporary total disability benefits in 2006. In 2013, a workers’ compensation judge modified Poole’s TTD award to an award of supplemental...

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