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CRB Case Annotations re: Section 52-174

Admissibility of records.

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Walker v. Hartford, 4605 CRB-1-03-1 (December 30, 2003).

CRB upheld trier’s reliance on letter from claimant’s treating physician under § 52-174(b) C.G.S. exception to hearsay rule. Opposing party retains right to cross examine the physician via a deposition or call the physician as a witness at a subsequent hearing. See also, Walker, § 31-275(16). Personal Injury.

Ruh v. Della Construction Co., 9 Conn. Workers’ Comp. Rev. Op. 269, 1034 CRD-7-90-6 (December 5, 1991).

Remanded as trier concluded evidentiary hearings without giving claimant the opportunity to cross-examine as provided by § 52-174(c). See also, Ruh, § 31-298, § 31-307, § 52-174.

Lupulio v. General Data Communications, 4 Conn. Workers’ Comp. Rev. Op. 29, 554 CRD-7-87 (March 11, 1987).

After commissioner has taken documentary evidence party may have a right to call physician for testimony. See also, Lupulio, § 31-294d.

Diogostine v. Somers Thin Strip, 3 Conn. Workers’ Comp. Rev. Op. 139, 282 CRD-5-83 (January 22, 1987).

An unsigned doctor’s report which is a photostat of a signed original arguably in claimant’s possession is admissible. See also, Diogostine, § 31-298.

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