Childs v. Copper Valley Electric Ass'n

In Childs v. Copper Valley Electric Ass'n, 860 P.2d 1184, 1190 (Ak. 1993), the plaintiff argued that because the employer had paid initial medical bills, the employer was estopped from denying any further liability. 860 P.2d at 1190. The court found the trial judge was correct in rejecting this argument on public policy grounds. Id. The trial judge concluded that to hold otherwise "would encourage every employer to dispute an employee's claim to the fullest extent possible, since any payment of benefits might be seen as a concession of liability." Id.