Melton v. City of Holdrege

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Melton v. City of Holdrege

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9:00am

Case Number
S-20-0721
Call Date
April 29, 2021
Case Time
9:00 AM
Court Number
Douglas
Case Location
Lincoln
Court Type
WCC
Case Summary

S-20-0721 Benjamin Melton (Appellant) v. City of Holdrege

Workers’ Compensation Court, Hon. Dirk V. Block

Attorneys: Todd D. Bennett (Rehm, Bennett & Moore, P.C., L.L.O., for Appellee); David A. Dudley & Micah C. Hawker Boehnke (Baylor Evnen, L.L.P., for Appellant)

Workers’ Compensation: Permanent-disability benefits; Vocational-rehabilitation expenses; Waiting-time penalty

Proceedings Below: The Workers’ Compensation Court awarded Appellant medical expenses and permanent-disability benefits based on 70% impairment of his left leg as of the date that he returned to full-time work. The court denied Appellant’s requests for vocational-rehabilitation expenses and a waiting-time penalty.

Issues on Appeal: Whether 1) for purposes of calculating permanent-disability benefits, the court erroneously characterized Appellant’s disability as only a 70% impairment of the amputated leg; and 2) Appellant was entitled to future vocational-rehabilitation expenses and a waiting-time penalty.

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SC