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LINDA WARBURTON vs. LIBERTY NORTHWEST INS CORP.

Workers' Compensation Court of the State of Montana

Did petitioner’s medical condition predate industrial accident?

IN THE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION COURT OF THE STATE OF MONTANA 2016 MTWCC 1
WCC No. 2014-3486.  LINDA WARBURTON vs. LIBERTY NORTHWEST INS CORP.

Summary: Petitioner tripped and fell during her work shift at a department store. She sought medical treatment approximately 11⁄2 months later and subsequently claimed that she suffered an injury in the industrial accident. Respondent denied the claim, arguing that Petitioner’s medical problems predated the industrial accident.

Held: This Court did not find Petitioner credible and concluded that she did not suffer an injury as a result of her industrial accident.

Judgement: Petitioner has not satisfied her burden of proving that she sustained an industrial injury.

READ FULL DOCUMENT AT ORIGNAL SOURCE: http://wcc.dli.mt.gov/w/Warburton_2016MTWCC1.pdf