This appeal arises pursuant to the Texas Workers' Compensation Act, TEX. LAB. CODE ANN. § 401.001 et seq. (1989 Act). A contested case hearing (CCH) was held on November 9, 2000, with the record closing on November 11, 2000. The hearing officer resolved the disputed issues of injury and disability by deciding:
1.The appellant (claimant) did not sustain a compensable injury on _________.
2.The claimant did not have disability.
The claimant appealed and the respondent (carrier) filed a response.
Finding sufficient evidence to support the decision of the hearing officer and no reversible error in the record, we affirm the decision and order of the hearing officer.
There was conflicting evidence presented at the CCH on the disputed issues. The hearing officer's determinations on the issues are not so against the great weight and preponderance of the evidence as to be clearly wrong or manifestly unjust. Cain v. Bain, 709 S.W.2d 175, 176 (Tex. 1986).
The decision and order of the hearing officer are affirmed.
Gary L. Kilgore
Susan M. Kelley
Robert W. Potts