- Associated Press - Thursday, October 2, 2014

PHOENIX (AP) - An Arizona court ruling revives an auto mechanic’s worker’s compensation claim for an eye injury he suffered at work while he cleaned his machine gun.

The Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that a judge who denied the claim shouldn’t have refused to hold a hearing to consider whether a previous witness presented fraudulent testimony.

A key issue in the case was whether the mechanic’s employer knew he was cleaning the World War II-era weapon at work and allowed it.

The judge denied the mechanic’s claim, but the Court of Appeals’ ruling said that was an abuse of discretion because the denial of the claim depended on weighing witnesses’ credibility.

According to the appeals court, the judge’s refusal to hold an additional hearing amounted to a denial of justice.


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