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 23, 2004. The hearing officer determined that the respondent’s (claimant) compensable injury of ______________, includes an aggravation of the multi-level lumbar degenerative disc and disc protrusions at L2-3, L3-4, L4-5, and L5-S1, and that the claimant only had disability beginning on August 15 and continuing through February 13, 2004, and at no other times. The appellant (carrier) appealed the hearing officer’s determinations based on sufficiency of the evidence grounds. The appeal file contains no response from the claimant.
We have reviewed the complained-of determinations and conclude that the 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.
The true corporate name of the insurance carrier is EMPLOYERS INSURANCE COMPANY OF WAUSAU, A MUTUAL COMPANY and the name and address of its registered agent for service of process is
105 DECKER COURT, SUITE 600
IRVING, TEXAS 75062.
Veronica L. Ruberto
Gary L. Kilgore