An appeals court in South Carolina denied an injured textile worker's claim of a deteriorating mental condition following a case, confirming two previous decisions.
The woman was working as a weaver for BGF Industries Inc. in 2012 when she fell after tripping backwards in a handcar that had been placed behind her while working on a weaving machine. She hit her head and caused wounds and scratches along the neck. She refused to go to the hospital at that time, the wound was closed with glue from the company's first aid supplies and she ended her shift, according to documents in Opinion No. 5822 filed in the Court of Appeals in South Carolina, Columbia.
The woman worked one week after the fall, and her supervisor sent her for evaluation to a local hospital where she did a CT scan that showed normal results; Nevertheless, the woman complained of fatigue, nausea, blurred vision, leg spasms and mood swings and was later seen by a number of doctors, according to documents.
During disputes, it was revealed that she had suffered a previous workplace injury in 2007, and that many of her symptoms, including her anxiety and depression, existed, according to documents.
A single commissioner and later the full commission denied her workers compensation for the injury in 201