This appeal arises pursuant to the Texas Workers' Compensation Act, TEX. LAB. CODE ANN. § 401.001 et seq. (1989 Act). On January 10, 2001, a hearing was held. The hearing officer resolved the disputed issue by deciding that the appellant (claimant) is not entitled to lifetime income benefits (LIBs). The claimant appealed and the respondent (carrier) responded.
The hearing officer's decision is affirmed.
The hearing officer did not err in determining that the claimant is not entitled to LIBs. The conflicting evidence was for the hearing officer to resolve as the trier of fact. The hearing officer is the sole judge of the weight and credibility of the evidence. Section 410.165(a). We have considered the claimant's contentions under Section 408.161 and Travelers Insurance Company v. Seabolt, 361 S.W.2d 204 (Tex. 1962) and conclude that the hearing officer's decision is supported by sufficient evidence and is not so against the great weight and preponderance of the evidence as to be clearly wrong and unjust.
The hearing officer's decision and order are affirmed.
Robert W. Potts
Susan M. Kelley
Thomas A. Knapp