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Workers’ Compensation – Disability – Wrongful Termination – Attorney’s Fees – Penalty (access required)

Hawkins v. A & M Auto Body, Inc. Although defendant apparently fired plaintiff for filing a valid workers’ compensation claim, and although plaintiff has been unable to find another job, plaintiff stipulated that his compensable injury did not prevent him from working; therefore, plaintiff is not disabled and is not entitled to temporary total disability benefits. We reverse the Industrial Commission’s award of benefits and remand.

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