Friday, April 13, 2007

Green v. Carr Lowery Glass Company, Inc. (ct. of Appeals)

Filed April 13, 2007 – Opinion by Judge Irma Raker

The Court of Appeals considered whether, under the Workers’ Compensation Act, a claimant whose hearing has been damaged as a result of his occupation is entitled to have hearing aids provided by his employer/insurer, even though he does not meet the criteria for monetary compensation under the Act. The Court held that the claimant is not eligible for medical benefits, i.e. hearing aids, unless he mets the criteria for eligibility for compensation under the Act.

Thus the Court affirmed the Court of Special Appeals, which had affirmed the circuit court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of the employer/insurer.

The full opinion is available in PDF.

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