Friday, April 15, 2011

Commission lowers award to rating from claimant's expert

Claimant went back to work without restrictions after surgery removed some metal from a sledge hammer lodged in the back of his leg. Claimant reported he still had some soreness and numbness in his leg, and also developed back complaints. The administrative law judge disregarded the disability ratings, and awarded 30%. The Commission, however, modified the award to the 20% rating furnished by claimant's expert. Wood v Doe Run, DOLIR 4-12-11. ALJ Strange Atty: Seufert, Lory Experts: Volarich, Krause