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LINDA WARBURTON v. LIBERTY NORTHWEST INS CORP

Workers' Compensation Court of the State of Montana

Department store worker petitions employer for fall

IN THE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION COURT OF THE STATE OF MONTANA 2016 MTWCC 1 WCC No. 2014-3486 LINDA WARBURTON Petitioner vs. LIBERTY NORTHWEST INS CORP. Respondent/Insurer. FINDINGS OF FACT, CONCLUSIONS OF LAW, AND JUDGMENT

Summary: Petitioner tripped and fell during her work shift at a department store. She sought medical treatment approximately 1½ 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.

JUDGMENT: Petitioner has not satisfied her burden of proving that she sustained an industrial injury. Pursuant to ARM 24.5.348(2), this Judgment is certified as final and, for purposes of appeal, shall be considered as a notice of entry of judgment.

READ FULL DOCUMENTATION AT ORIGINAL SOURCE: http://wcc.dli.mt.gov/w/Warburton_2016MTWCC1.pdf