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APD 041676
August 23, 2004

APD 041676

August 23, 2004

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 June 16, 2004. The hearing officer determined that appellant (claimant herein) did not sustain a compensable injury on _____________, and that he did not have disability. Claimant appealed these determinations on sufficiency grounds. Respondent self-insured (carrier herein) responded that the Appeals Panel should affirm the hearing officer’s decision and order.


We affirm.

We have reviewed the complained-of determinations and conclude that the compensability and disability issues involved fact questions for the hearing officer. The hearing officer reviewed the record and decided what facts were established. We conclude that the hearing officer’s determinations are supported by the record and 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).

We affirm the hearing officer’s decision and order.

According to information provided by carrier, the true corporate name of the insurance carrier is (a self-insured governmental entity) and the name and address of its registered agent for service of process is




Judy L. S. Barnes


Elaine M. Chaney
Appeals Judge

Robert W. Potts
Appeals Judge