Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Rhode Island Volume 43

Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Rhode Island Volume 43

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...application by the trial court of the "odd lot" doctrine to the petition of the employee was error and that petitioner was entitled only to a decree for weekly fpayments based on the finding of present total disability with the right to review by either party from time to time under Section 14 of the Act. PETITION under Workmen's Compensation Act. Heard on appeal of respondent and appeal sustained. STEARNS, J. This is an appeal from the decree of the Superior Court in proceedings under the Workmen's Compensation Act. Petitioner, who was an unskilled laborer, while engaged in his regular work in operating a machine, on the 26th of October, 1918, caught his right hand in the machine and as a result of the accident lost two phalanges of his second finger and part of his first finger. His wages were eighteen dollars a week. In accordance with a verbal agreement, respondent has been and still is paying petitioner as compensation under the act the sum of nine dollars per week and in addition thereto has paid to him the sum of nine dollars per week for twelve weeks as special compensation for the loss of a finger. On March 31, 1920, Lupoli filed in the Superior Court a petition under the Workmen's Compensation Act in the usual form in which he alleges the matter in dispute between the parties is the nature and extent of the injuries and the duration of the time of incapacity; petitioner claims he is unable to follow his former occupation, that of unskilled laborer, because he has no use of his right hand; that his lack of knowledge of the English language is such as to preclude him from filling any clerical position and his physical condition is such as to preclude him from performing any manual labor, and more

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  • Paperback | 218 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 399g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236959574
  • 9781236959577