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 August 10, 2004. The hearing officer determined that the appellant’s (claimant) ______________, compensable injury does not include degenerative disc disease or broad based disc protrusions at the L4-5 or L5-S1 levels. The claimant appealed on sufficiency of the evidence grounds and the respondent (carrier) responded, urging affirmance.
We have reviewed the complained-of determinations and conclude that the disputed issue in this matter involved a factual question 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 CONTINENTAL CASUALTY COMPANY and the name and address of its registered agent for service of process is
C T CORPORATION SYSTEM
350 NORTH ST. PAUL STREET
DALLAS, TEXAS 75201.
Daniel R. Barry
Robert W. Potts