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APD 042164
October 5, 2004

APD 042164

October 5, 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 May 12, 2004. The hearing officer determined that appellant (claimant) did not sustain a compensable injury on _____________; that the claimed injury does not extend to a “mass in the tendon sheath of the left middle finger, tenosynovitis, post-traumatic carpal tunnel syndrome, cellulites and gouty arthritis of the left upper extremity”; that claimant does not have disability; and that claimant did have post-injury earnings. Claimant appealed the determinations regarding compensability, extent of injury, and disability on sufficiency grounds. Respondent (carrier) responded that the hearing officer did not err in making her determinations. The determination regarding post-injury earnings was not appealed.


We affirm.

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 LUMBERMENS MUTUAL CASUALTY COMPANY and the name and address of its registered agent for service of process is




Judy L. S. Barnes


Chris Cowan
Appeals Judge

Thomas A. Knapp
Appeals Judge