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Decision to Deny Benefits Affirmed by Superior Court

July 14, 2010

Christopher Whitlock received a favorable Order from the Rabun County Superior Court, who affirmed the decision of the Appellate Division of the State Board of Workers’ Compensation to reverse the Administrative Law Judge’s Award. This claim involved a Claimant who injured her back as a result of simply walking and turning while working for a resort. The Employer/Insurer successfully argued on appeal that the Claimant’s back injury was idiopathic in nature and that it did not arise out of her employment with the Employer. The Claimant’s request for benefits was denied in its entirety.

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