August 21, 2013
CARDINAL IG COMPANY and SENTRY INSURANCE, Plaintiff-Appellants,
THOMAS CROZIER, Defendant-Appellee.
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Eliza J. Ovrom, Judge.
The employer and its insurer appeal the district court's judicial review decision affirming the workers' compensation commissioner's decision.
Michael S. Roling of Peddicord, Wharton, Spencer, Hook, Barron & Wegman, L.L.P., West Des Moines, for appellants.
Nicholas W. Platt of Hopkins & Huebner, P.C., Des Moines, for appellee.
Considered by Eisenhauer, C.J., and Vaitheswaran and Doyle, JJ.
Cardinal IG Company (employer) and Sentry Insurance (insurance carrier) appeal from an adverse ruling on their petition for judicial review of a final agency decision by the Iowa Workers' Compensation Commissioner, which awarded healing period and permanent partial disability benefits to Thomas Crozier. Appellants challenge the agency's determinations (1) awarding a twenty percent industrial disability for a whole-body injury; (2) awarding healing period benefits from May 4, 2009, through July 28, 2010; and (3) finding Crozier's current medical condition is causally related to his employment at Cardinal.
After a careful review of the record, the briefs of the parties, and the district court's thorough and well-reasoned opinion, we conclude the district court's ruling should be affirmed without opinion pursuant to Iowa Rule of Appellate Procedure 6.1203 subsections (a), (c), and (d).