BENTON W. MALICK, Employee CLAIMANT
CAMERON HUBBS CONSTRUCTION, INC., Employer RESPONDENT
NATIONAL FIRE INSURANCE CO. OF HARTFORD, Carrier RESPONDENT
Arkansas Workers Compensation
Before The Arkansas Workers' Compensation Commission
May 1, 2019
before ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE GREGORY K. STEWART in Fort
Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas.
Claimant represented by JARID M. KINDER, Attorney, Ozark,
Arkansas, although not appearing at hearing.
Respondents represented by KAREN H. MCKINNEY, Attorney,
Little Rock, Arkansas.
GREGORY K. STEWART ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE.
case comes on for review following a hearing on
respondent’s motion to dismiss.
August 6, 2018, claimant filed Form AR-C requesting initial
compensation benefits. Respondent accepted the claim as a
compensable medical only claim. Since the filing of the AR-C,
no further action has been taken by claimant to pursue the
claim. As a result, on February 14, 2019, respondent filed a
motion to dismiss for failure to prosecute.
hearing was scheduled for April 22, 2019, and notice of the
hearing was sent to claimant by certified mail. The notice
was delivered to claimant’s last known address on March
26, 2019. Claimant was not present at the hearing. In
addition, a letter...