Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Commission awards benefits for plantar fasciitis.

Williams v Tyson Poultry
2006 MO WCLR Lexis 74
(Nov. 1, 2016)

The Commission affirms a temporary award for benefits for plantar fasciitis from working on concrete floors.

Claimant asserts that he had to stand during 12 hour shifts. 

The employer was ordered to provide treatment, pay back TTD, and the judge noted insufficient evidence to support a defense that claimant had collected unemployment benefits.  The employer expert agreed claimant required restrictions but found the condition more likely related to a non-occupational condition.  The experts disputed whether he had  pes planus. 

ALJ Dierkes