Appeal from the Order of the Workmen's Compensation Appeal Board in case of James J. Hartman v. Firestone Tire & Rubber Company.
Roland J. Artigeres, with him Joseph Lurie, and Galfand, Berger, Senesky, Lurie & March, for appellant.
Joseph R. Thompson, with him John G. Jenemann, and James N. Diefenderfer, for appellees.
Judges Kramer, Wilkinson, Jr. and Rogers, sitting as a panel of three. Opinion by Judge Wilkinson.
[ 17 Pa. Commw. Page 611]
On August 16, 1972, claimant-appellant twisted his right knee while lifting material onto a pallet at employer-appellee's plant, causing the instantaneous development of a Baker's cyst on the back of that knee. Claimant-appellant subsequently filed a claim petition, and after a hearing on February 7, 1973, the referee made the following findings of fact, conclusions of law and award:
"1. Claimant on 8.16.72 was employed by defendant at an average weekly wage of $166.40.
"2. On 8.16.72 claimant developed a baker's cyst on the back of his right knee. The cyst developed instantaneously when claimant twisted his knee while lifting material onto a pallet.
"3. The cyst was surgically removed, requiring a three day hospitalization.
"4. Claimant notified his supervisor of the injury the day after he developed the cyst.
" 5. All of claimant's medical bills, with the exception of $10 owed to Dr. Yund, ...