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Title:
APD 010167
Date:
March 15, 2001

APD 010167

March 15, 2001

This appeal arises pursuant to the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act, TEX. LAB. CODE ANN. § 401.001 et seq. (1989 Act). A contested case hearing was held on January 4, 2001. The hearing officer determined that the compensable injury of the appellant (claimant) extended to her neck but not to her low back. Claimant appealed the determination regarding her low back on sufficiency grounds. Respondent (carrier) responded that the Appeals Panel should affirm the hearing officer’s decision and order.

DECISION

We affirm.

Claimant appeals the hearing officer’s determination regarding extent of injury. The matters claimant complained of in her brief concern credibility and fact issues, which were for the hearing officer to consider. We have reviewed the complained-of determination and we conclude that it is 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).

We affirm the hearing officer’s decision and order.

CONCUR:

Judy L. S. Barnes
Appeals Judge

Gary L. Kilgore
Appeals Judge

Robert W. Potts
Appeals Judge

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