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Sutherland-Hofler v. Connecticut Institute for the Blind

CASE NO. 6124 CRB-5-16-6

COMPENSATION REVIEW BOARD

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION COMMISSION

AUGUST 26, 2016

DARNELL P. SUTHERLAND-HOFLER

CLAIMANT-APPELLANT

v.

CONNECTICUT INSTITUTE FOR THE BLIND

EMPLOYER

and

TRAVELERS PROPERTY & CASUALTY COMPANY

INSURER

RESPONDENTS-APPELLEES

REMAND ORDER

The Claimant, on her own behalf, filed an appeal on June 22, 2016 from an informal hearing held June 2, 2016. The appeal is premature and not ripe for appellate review. No record exists. Due process requires an evidentiary hearing where a record can be created. Absent a record, the Compensation Review Board cannot properly review or consider this appeal under Sec. 31-301(a).

This matter is therefore remanded to the trial Commissioner acting for the Fifth District for a Formal Hearing or other appropriate action.

See, Alley v. Performance Landex, LLC, 6094 CRB-7-16-5 (May 12, 2016); Morgillo v. Ginnetti Trucking, 6009 CRB-3-15-3 (May 22, 2015).

John A. Mastropietro, Chairman

Compensation Review Board

Workers’ Compensation Commission

Workers’ Compensation Commission

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