A worker who fell into an office supplies store while running a work case falsely represented her injury, a Louisiana appeals court ruled on Wednesday to confirm a workers 'compensation court ruling that held her employer was entitled to deny her additional workers' compensation benefits.  Debra White worked for Washington Inventory Services Inc. 2016 when she injured her elbow and knees in the fall, an injury she sought treatment for and was awarded workers' compensation benefits, according to document Debra White v. WIS International filed in the Appeals Court of Louisiana, Third District, of New Orleans.
Me. White eventually adds additional damages to her claims, including back and shoulder pain, and claimed damages for a longer duration on multiple occasions and filed paperwork for attorney fees based on her claim that she had not been paid part of the damages owed to her; according to documents.
As part of her recovery, she was treated by several doctors and had surgery. Doctors also noted in her archive a history of knee surgery, a car accident, arthritis, among other illnesses on several pages with court documents. Her employer eventually denied further benefits, stating that she had done a wrongful injury and addition to her claim.
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An employee's compensation judge ruled in favor of the employer and discussed a history of past accidents, injuries and surgeries – some not disclosed in her original claim.
"So these failures on behalf of Miss White and these denials of injury in the 2006 motor vehicle accident and the denial of injuries to her shoulders in the 2015 car accident, chronic back pain denials, repeatedly with her various medical records of complaints about injuries or pain problems in these areas, and the number of times including her expression on her face convinced this court that this was not unintentional. In fact, this was intentional, intentional, intentional, "the judge wrote.
In affirming, the Appeals Court ruled that" the protocol reasonably supports WCJ's conclusions regarding White's lack of credibility and intentional misrepresentations in violation of ( state team); therefore, we find no fault in WCJ's denial of Ms. White's claims. "