Newman v. State ex rel. Wyoming Workers' Safety and Compensation Div
In Newman v. State ex rel. Wyoming Workers' Safety and Compensation Div., 2002 WY 91, 49 P. 3d 163, 175 (Wyo. 2002), the claimant suffered a back injury while working at a restaurant. Id.
Over a year after the initial injury occurred, the claimant began complaining of intermittent headaches and double vision. Id.
One of the claimant's doctors filed a report relating the claimant's headaches to her original injury. Id.
However, the claimant's doctor noted that because he was not able to examine the claimant at the time of her accident, he could only make inferences based on the information provided by the claimant. Id.
The hearing examiner denied the claimant headache-related benefits and concluded that the claimant's testimony lacked credibility. Id.
The Court affirmed the denial of benefits based on the hearing examiner's conclusion that the doctor's "opinions were based on information provided by the claimant as to how the injury occurred and, because the claimant 's testimony lacked credibility, those opinions were of little value." Id.