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Wyoming Supreme Court Rules for Injured Worker

The Wyoming Supreme Court has reversed and remanded a decision made by Laramie County District Court Judge Thomas Campbell related to a workers’ compensation claim.

The Court issued an opinion stating Jody J. Sweetalla did have a right to workers’ compensation for a shoulder injury, even though his employer at the time, Legend Services Inc., told him not to submit a claim.

In the opinion, the Supreme Court examined the issue of whether state Office of Administrative Hearings made an error when it upheld the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services’ Workers’ Compensation Division’s determination that Sweetalla didn’t file a benefits claim within the one-year statute of limitations set forth in Wyoming law.

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