Claimant allegedly injured his lower back while working as a laborer for the company he owned. Claimant filed a claim with his workers’ compensation carrier, and while some medical benefits were paid, Carrier denied authorization of lumbar epidural injections and paid no wage benefits. Claimant contacted Carrier to inquire about the denial of these benefits, and the adjuster took a recorded statement from Claimant. Claimant admitted to having a minor prior back injury and denied ever being involved in any motor vehicle accidents. Carrier thereafter approved the medical treatment and began paying temporary total disability benefits.
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