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 July 15, 2004. The hearing officer determined that the _____________, compensable injury of respondent (claimant) “extends to and includes: 1. bulging disc disease L4-L5 and L5-S1; 2. myelopathy; 3. lumbar spondylosis; 4. Sacroiliitis; and 5. sciatica, L1-L6”; and that claimant had disability from December 2, 2003, through the date of the hearing. Appellant (carrier) appealed these determinations contending that the hearing officer did not properly consider carrier’s evidence and that he did not consider the qualifications of the various medical providers. The file does not contain a response from 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.
According to information provided by carrier, the true corporate name of the insurance carrier is AMERICAN HOME ASSURANCE COMPANY and the name and address of its registered agent for service of process is
CORPORATION SERVICE COMPANY
800 BRAZOS, SUITE 750, COMMODORE 1
AUSTIN, TEXAS 78701.
Judy L. S. Barnes
Gary L. Kilgore