Hawkins v. Walmart Associates, Inc., 111721 ARWC, G706791

Docket NºCLAIM G706791
Case DateNovember 17, 2021
CourtKansas
JESSIE HAWKINS, Employee CLAIMANT
v.
WALMART ASSOCIATES, INC., Employer RESPONDENT #1
And
WALMART CLAIMS SERVICES, Carrier/TPA RESPONDENT #1
DEATH & PERMANENT TOTAL DISABILITY TRUST FUND RESPONDENT #2
CLAIM No. G706791
Arkansas Workers Compensation
Before the Arkansas Workers' Compensation Commission
November 17, 2021
          Claimant represented by KENNETH A. OLSEN, Attorney, Little Rock, Arkansas.           Respondent #1 represented by R. SCOTT ZUERKER, Attorney, Fort Smith, Arkansas.           Respondent #2 represented by DAVID L. PAKE, Attorney, Little Rock, Arkansas.           Before ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE GREGORY K. STEWART in Springdale, Sebastian County, Arkansas.           GREGORY K. STEWART, ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE          STATEMENT OF THE CASE          This case comes before the Commission based upon Joint Stipulations submitted by the parties. A pre-hearing conference was conducted on June 23, 2021 and a pre-hearing order was filed on June 29, 2021. A copy of the pre-hearing order has been marked as Commission’s Exhibit #1 and made a part of the blue-backed record without objection.          At the pre-hearing conference the parties agreed to the following stipulations:
1. The Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission has jurisdiction of the within claim.
2. The employee/employer relationship existed between claimant and respondent #1 on September 26, 2017.
3. The claimant was earning sufficient wages to entitle her to compensation at the weekly rates of $275.00 for total disability benefits and $206.00 for permanent partial disability benefits.
4. Respondent #1 controverts this claim in its entirety.
         At the pre-hearing conference the parties agreed to litigate the following issues:
1. Compensability of injury to claimant’s hip on September 26, 2017.
2. Medical.
3. Temporary total disability benefits.
4. Impairment rating.
5. Attorney’s fee.
         The claimant contends she sustained a compensable hip injury on or about September 26, 2017, for which she is entitled to...

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