Wed, Nov 13, 2013
Mort Wins Workers Compensation Case
Terry Mort obtained a favorable award at trial in a workers compensation case. The employee claimed a back injury from a lifting incident, but did not obtain medical treatment for nearly a year, and had a history of a prior low back surgery. The accident was not in dispute. The case was tried on the issues of medical benefits and the extent of disability. The Washington, Missouri Division of Workers Compensation awarded permanent partial disability benefits but denied the nearly $20,000 in medical bills submitted, and denied all further medical benefits.