2007-025. Izaz E. Khan Appellant vs. Adams and Associates Insurance Company of the State of Pennsylvania Appellees.

Case DateJanuary 10, 2007
CourtAlaska
Alaska Workers Compensation Decisions 2007. Workers' Compensation Appeals Commission 2007-025. Izaz E. Khan Appellant vs. Adams and Associates Insurance Company of the State of Pennsylvania Appellees Alaska Workers' Compensation Appeals Commission Izaz E. Khan, Appellant, vs. Adams and Associates, Insurance Company of the State of Pennsylvania, Appellees.Decision No. 025 January 10, 2007AWCAC Appeal No. 06-018 AWCB Decision No. 06-0203 AWCB Case No. 200503126 Memorandum Decisionon Motion for Reconsideration Motion for Reconsideration of AWCAC Decision No. 019, Denying Motion to Waive Filing Fees in AWCAC Appeal No. 06-018 from Alaska Workers' Compensation Board Decision No. 06-0203, Janel Wright, Chair, Stephen Hagedorn, Member for Management, and Raymond Scott Bridges, Member for Labor. Appearances: Izaz E. Khan, appellant pro se; Timothy McKeever, Holmes Weddle and Barcott, for appellees Adams and Associates, Insurance Company of the State of Pennsylvania. This decision has been edited to conform to technical standards for publication. Commissioners: Chris N. Johansen, John Giuchici, and Kristin Knudsen. By: Chris N. Johansen, Appeals Commissioner. Appellant Izaz Khan has filed a motion for reconsideration of the commission's October 4, 2006 order denying his request to waive the filing fee on grounds of indigency.(fn1) Without making a finding regarding credibility, and on the basis of evidence of changed circumstances, the Commission reverses its decision regarding Mr. Khan's indigency and waives the $50.00 filing fee in this appeal.(fn2) On December 11, 2006 the appellant, Izaz Khan, appeared before the appeals commission for a hearing on his motion for reconsideration. He was more forthcoming and less evasive than at his previous hearing and responded fully to questioning by the chair. He provided a more complete picture of his circumstances and explained why he has been unable to obtain ongoing employment. Khan stated that he was not working and presented evidence of sporadic employment over the past several months. He stated that he is capable of working and actively seeking employment. However, he has a record of DUI which is clearly a barrier to employment as a driver. Moreover, he explained that he has a back and knee injury that prevents him from standing for long periods of time or lifting even moderately heavy objects. Khan...

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