Reedy, 123120 ARWC, G905323

Docket Nº:G905323
Case Date:December 31, 2020
Court:Kansas
 
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RITA REEDY, EMPLOYEE CLAIMANT
ABM INDUSTRIES, INC., EMPLOYER RESPONDENT
INDEMNITY INSURANCE COMPANY OF NORTH AMERICA, INSURANCE CARRIER RESPONDENT
ESIS, INC., THIRD-PARTY ADMINISTRATOR RESPONDENT
No. G905323
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. Rita Reedy, pro se, failed to appear at the hearing.           Respondents were represented by Mr. Eric Newkirk, Attorney at Law, Little Rock, 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 August 8, 2019, Claimant sustained an allegedly compensable injury to her right lower extremity while working for the respondent-employer. On August 21, 2019, respondent-insurance-carrier filed a Form AR-2 with the Commission. The carrier accepted compensability of the claim for her right lower extremity injury as a result of the August 8, 2019, incident and paid benefits.          On August 28, 2019, 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 August 8, 2019, and asserted her entitlement to workers’ compensation benefits. In the Form AR-C, Claimant’s cause...

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