Hudson, 123120 ARWC, G801766

Docket Nº:G801766
Case Date:December 31, 2020
Court:Kansas
 
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LUCINDA HUDSON, EMPLOYEE CLAIMANT
BELLEVILLE SHOE MFG. CO., EMPLOYER RESPONDENT
GREAT AMERICAN INSURANCE CO., CARRIER/TPA RESPONDENT
No. G801766
Arkansas Workers Compensation
Before the Arkansas Workers' Compensation Commission
December 31, 2020
         A hearing was held before ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE KATIE ANDERSON, in Jefferson County, Pine Bluff, Arkansas.           Claimant, Ms. Lucinda Hudson, pro se, failed to appear at the hearing.           Respondents were represented by Ms. Laura Pearn, Attorney at Law, Fort Smith, Arkansas.           KATIE ANDERSON, ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE.          STATEMENT OF THE CASE          A hearing was held on December 18, 2020, in the present matter pursuant to Dillard v. Benton County Sheriff’s Office, 87 Ark.App. 379, 192 S.W.3d 287 (2004), to determine whether the above-referenced matter should be dismissed for failure to prosecute under the provisions of Ark. Code Ann. § 11-9-702, and Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission Rule 099.13.          Appropriate Notice of this hearing was had on all parties to their last known address in the manner prescribed by law.          The record consists of the transcript of the December 18, 2020, hearing and the documents contained therein. The remainder of the Commission’s file has also been made a part of the record. It is hereby incorporated herein by reference.          DISCUSSION          On March 5, 2018, Claimant sustained an allegedly compensable injury to her right knee and right leg while working for the respondent-employer. On March 16, 2018, respondent-insurance-carrier filed a Form AR-2 with the Commission. The carrier accepted compensability of the claim for her right knee and right leg injury as a result of the March 5, 2018, incident and paid some benefits.          On February 18, 2020, Claimant’s attorney of record at the time filed a Form AR-C with the Commission. Per this form, Claimant asserted an accident date of March 5, 2018, and asserted her entitlement to workers’ compensation benefits. In the Form AR-C, Claimant’s cause of injury and the part of body injured was...

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