In a very interesting worker’s compensation matter, an employee of a retail store, our client, broke her hip when leather boots with inside zippers became entangled, causing her to fall and break her hip. Our firm lost before the worker’s compensation judge and the Full Worker’s Compensation Board who decided that our client’s injury was the result of a personal matter (her defective boots and the zippers that became entangled).
We successfully appealed this matter to the Indiana Court of Appeals who ruled that personal conditions which support the denial of a claim would be limited to personal medical conditions, and not defective boots.
The Defendant sought transfer of this case to the Indiana Supreme Court. In a ruling issued on November 9, 2017, the Indiana Supreme Court refused to review this case, which means that the case ended and our client received full worker’s compensation benefits.