Steve Potako received favorable decision

    Received a favorable decision on August 1, from a Workers’ Compensation Judge. The Judge denied the Claimant's Petition who was seeking disability and medical benefits for hypertension and anxiety allegedly caused by a confrontation with his supervisor over a lack of requested documentation to support a bereavement leave. The Workers' Compensation Judge concluded the claimant failed to sustain his burden of proving the existence of abnormal working conditions and that he failed to sustain his burden of proving a work-related injury. In reaching this result, the Judge found the testimony of the supervisor more credible than that of the employee. The Judge also credited the reported opinions of the employer’s psychiatric and medical experts over the employee’s treating nurse practitioner.
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