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October 13, 2020
The Appeals Panel remanded the case back to the Administrative Law Judge to make a necessary finding on direct result for the fourth quarter of supplemental income benefits.

Not Marked Significant
October 13, 2020
The Appeals Panel rendered a new decision that the claimant was entitled to the second quarter of supplemental income benefits. The administrative law judge found that the claimant failed to make the required number of job searches for two weeks during the qualifying period. The Appeals Panel noted that the two weeks were at a time that the work search compliance standards for supplemental income benefits were suspended due to the public health disaster pursuant...

Not Marked Significant
September 24, 2020
This appeal arises pursuant to the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act, TEX. LAB. CODE ANN. § 401.001 et seq. (1989 Act). This case returns following our remand in Appeals Panel Decision (APD) 200637, decided June 1, 2020. No contested case hearing (CCH) on remand was held. In the original CCH held on March 11, 2020, in (city), Texas, with (administrative law judge) presiding as the administrative law judge (ALJ), the ALJ resolved the disputed issues by...

Not Marked Significant
September 24, 2020
This appeal arises pursuant to the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act, TEX. LAB. CODE ANN. § 401.001 et seq. (1989 Act). A contested case hearing was held on July 2, 2020, in (city), Texas, with (administrative law judge) presiding as the administrative law judge (ALJ). The ALJ resolved the sole disputed issue by determining that the compensable injury of (date of injury), does not extend to right shoulder full thickness tear of the supraspinatus, right shoulder...

Not Marked Significant
September 10, 2020
This appeal arises pursuant to the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act, TEX. LAB. CODE ANN. § 401.001 et seq. (1989 Act). A contested case hearing was held on June 11, 2020, in (city), Texas, with (administrative law judge) presiding as the administrative law judge (ALJ). The ALJ resolved the disputed issues by deciding that: (1) the compensable injury sustained on (date of injury), does not extend to a right shoulder labral tear, right shoulder partial tear...

Not Marked Significant
August 25, 2020
This appeal arises pursuant to the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act, TEX. LAB. CODE ANN. § 401.001 et seq. (1989 Act). A contested case hearing (CCH) was held on May 19, 2020, in (city), Texas, with (administrative law judge) presiding as the administrative law judge (ALJ). The ALJ resolved the disputed issues by deciding that: (1) the compensable injury sustained on (date of injury), does not extend to a disc protrusion/herniation at C2-3, disc bulge at...

Not Marked Significant
July 30, 2020
This appeal arises pursuant to the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act, TEX. LAB. CODE ANN. § 401.001 et seq. (1989 Act). A contested case hearing was held on May 11, 2020, in (city), Texas, with (Administrative Law Judge) presiding as the administrative law judge (ALJ). The ALJ resolved the disputed issue by deciding that the respondent’s (claimant) average weekly wage (AWW) is $1,210.00. The appellant (carrier) appeals the ALJ’s determination of the AWW. The claimant responded,...

Not Marked Significant
July 24, 2020
This appeal arises pursuant to the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act, TEX. LAB. CODE ANN. § 401.001 et seq. (1989 Act). A contested case hearing (CCH) was held on April 22, 2020, in (city), Texas, with (administrative law judge) presiding as the administrative law judge (ALJ). The ALJ resolved the disputed issues by deciding that: (1) the respondent (claimant) did sustain a compensable injury on (date of injury); and (2) the claimant does have disability from...

Not Marked Significant
July 15, 2020
This appeal arises pursuant to the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act, TEX. LAB. CODE ANN. § 401.001 et seq. (1989 Act). A contested case hearing (CCH) was held on May 6, 2020, in (city), Texas, with (administrative law judge) presiding as the administrative law judge (ALJ). The ALJ resolved the disputed issues by deciding that: (1) the appellant (claimant) is not entitled to supplemental income benefits (SIBs) for the fifth, sixth, or seventh quarter; (2) the...

Not Marked Significant
July 6, 2020
This appeal arises pursuant to the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act, TEX. LAB. CODE ANN. § 401.001 et seq. (1989 Act). A contested case hearing was held on March 2, 2020, with the record closing on April 1, 2020, in (city), Texas, with (administrative law judge) presiding as the administrative law judge (ALJ). The ALJ resolved the disputed issues by deciding that: (1) the compensable injury does not extend to a lumbar herniated disc at L2-3,...

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