Powell, 072720 ARWC, G904942

Docket Nº:G904942
Case Date:July 27, 2020
Court:Kansas
 
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JACOB R. POWELL, EMPLOYEE CLAIMANT
VINO’S BREW PUB, EMPLOYER RESPONDENT
STONETRUST INSURNACE, THIRD PARTY ADMINISTATION RESPONDENT
No. G904942
Arkansas Workers Compensation
Before the Arkansas Workers' Compensation Commission
July 27, 2020
         A hearing was held before ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE CHANDRA L. BLACK, in Pulaski County, Little Rock, Arkansas.           Claimant, pro se, failed to appear at the hearing.           Respondents represented by Mr. Zachary Ryburn, Attorney at Law, Little Rock, Arkansas.           CHANDRA L. BLACK, ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE.          STATEMENT OF THE CASE          A hearing was held on July 22, 2020, in the above referenced workers’ compensation claim pursuant to Dillard v. Benton County Sheriff’s Office, 87 Ark.App. 379, 192 S.W.3d 287 (2004), to determine whether this claim 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 for this hearing was followed by mailing a copy of the Hearing Notice to the parties at their last known address, in the manner prescribed by law.          The record consists of the transcript of the July 22, 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          The Claimant sustained an admittedly compensable injury to his back on May 27, 2019, while performing employment duties for the respondent-employer.          He filed a Form AR-C, with the Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission (referred herein to as “the Commission”), on August 2, 2019, wherein he alleged an injury date of May 27, 2019. The Claimant requested initial and additional benefits in the form of temporary total disability, rehabilitation, medical expenses, and additional medical expenses. Per this Form ARC, the Claimant gave the following description of his accidental injury of May 27, 2019:
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