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Case No. 20-1738

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Krystal Foster
East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc., and Sentinel Insurance Co.


Krystal Foster


East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc., and Sentinel Insurance Co.

Attorney for the Appellee

Randall P. Schueller

Attorney for the Appellant

Tiernan T. Siems

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Dec 15, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Jeanie Vaudt, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Greer, J. and Carr, S.J.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (16 pages)

            Defendant-employer East Penn Manufacturing Company, Inc. and their insurer appeal from the decision of the worker’s compensation commissioner requiring them to pay penalty benefits for an unreasonable delay in payment of temporary total disability benefits to an injured employee and denying credit for voluntary past payment.  OPINION HOLDS: There is substantial evidence in the record when viewed as a whole to support the payment of penalty benefits and to not allow a credit for past voluntary permanent partial disability payments.  We affirm the commissioner’s decision. 

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