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Workers’ Comp – Res Judicata – Collateral Estoppel – Leg Injury (access required)

A claimant who first applied for permanent partial disability benefits for injury to his left knee and left ankle from a work-related auto accident is not barred by res judicata or collateral estoppel from seeking a second award for permanent partial disability benefits based on the loss of use of his left leg as a ...