Appellate Courts “Grappling” with Conflicting High Court Decisions By Heather Scofield, Reporter (WorkCompCentral.Com) The Alabama Supreme Court on Friday reinstated a trial court decision in favor of a worker who claimed he injured his back while at work, but the long, circuitous route that was required to bring resolution to that case will likely stand…

APPEAL & ERROR: Appellate Review. WORKERS’ COMPENSATION: Causation. Windell Caldwell sued West Fraser, Inc., seeking workers’ compensation benefits for a back injury. At a hearing on that claim, Caldwell testi- fied that he was working on December 17, 2009, and he was assigned the task of replacing “knives” in a mulching machine. In order to…