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Court Upholds Denial of Benefits for Construction Worker's Brain Injury

By WorkCompCentral

Monday, September 18, 2017 | 643 | 0 | 0 min read

The Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled that a construction worker failed to prove the compensability of an alleged head injury due to his failure to link the injury to his workplace fall. Case: Garcia v. Jensen Construction Co., No. CV-17-95, 09/13/2017, published. Facts: Gabriel Garcia worked for the Jensen Construction Co. for more than eight years. On March 11, 2014, he was pouring concrete in a hole when he slipped on rebar. At the hearing on his workers’ compensation claim, Garcia testified that he fell back and didn’t remember anything after that. During his direct testi...

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