FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 19, 2020
Contact:Eric W. Boyer, Esq.
305.670.1101 Ext. 1023
ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE DISMISSES PLAINTIFF’S CASE WITH PREJUDICE
Workers’ Compensation Defense
LEXINGTON, KY – QPWB Lexington office partner, James B. Compton, achieved a complete defense verdict in a workers’ compensation claim, resulting in long term monetary savings to his client. This case centered over the date of manifestation of the claim. Plaintiff pursued a claim of cumulative trauma for bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome and hernia claim due to a specific lifting incident at work. While the claimant alleged both the hernia and the bilateral carpal tunnel manifested during the client’s risk coverage period, QPWB successfully argued the claimant’s bilateral carpal tunnel manifested earlier than alleged, and, therefore, the bilateral carpal tunnel claim is barred by the Kentucky two (2) year statute of limitations. Additionally, QPWB’s Workers’ Compensation Team successfully argued the claimant failed to carry the burden of proof relative to the claimant’s hernia allegation, as the doctor testifying on behalf of the claimant had a faulty medical history when rendering opinion on medical causation. It was undisputed the claimant needed corrective surgery for these three (3) physical problems about the hands and abdomen.
Kentucky Administrative Law Judge dismissed the case with prejudice.
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James B. Compton has over 15 years of experience representing employers, self-insured employers, insurance carriers and third party administrators in workers’ compensation claims. He practices in the areas of civil litigation, and handles a wide range of complex liability encompassing property and casualty involving practically every type of injury and disability claim. Mr. Compton’s practice also includes civil liberty, medical negligence, and wrongful death matters. He is included as a “Top Rated Workers’ Compensation Attorney” in Kentucky Super Lawyer’s listing. He received his law degree from Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law.
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