SIZEMOREv.DEPT. LAB. IND

The Supreme Court of WashingtonJun 7, 1950
36 Wn. 2d 520 (Wash. 1950)
36 Wn. 2d 520219 P.2d 12036 Wash. 2d 520

No. 31212.

June 7, 1950.

APPEAL AND ERROR — WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION — RECORD — STATEMENT OF FACTS — NECESSITY. On an appeal by the state in an industrial insurance proceeding, a contention by the state that the trial court did not have jurisdiction to try the case because the claimant was not a resident of the county at the time he was injured or at the time he appealed to the superior court, will not be considered, where no statement of facts was brought to the supreme court.

SAME — RECORD — AFFIDAVITS — INCLUSION IN STATEMENT OF FACTS — NECESSITY. Affidavits brought to the supreme court in the transcript on appeal cannot be considered.

Appeal from a judgment of the superior court for Snohomish county, Dawson, J., entered August 19, 1949, upon the verdict of a jury rendered in favor of the claimant, awarding additional compensation to an injured workman. Affirmed.

The Attorney General and Bernard A. Johnson, Assistant, for appellant.

Walthew, Gershon, Yothers Warner, for respondent.



PER CURIAM.

This case involves a claim presented to the department of labor and industries by a workman who was injured May 26, 1944, while engaged in an extrahazardous occupation. His claim for compensation was allowed, and during the month of September, 1945, the supervisor of the department ordered it closed. A hearing before the joint board resulted in the allowance of additional compensation. Respondent then appealed to the superior court of Snohomish county. A trial to a jury resulted in a verdict which increased the amount allowed by the joint board.

From the judgment entered on the verdict, the department has appealed. The state's contention is that the trial court did not have jurisdiction to try the case because respondent was not a resident of Snohomish county at the time he was injured, or at the time he appealed to the superior court.

Rem. Supp. 1943, § 7697 [P.P.C. § 704-1] (now Rem. Supp. 1949, § 7697) provides:

"Within thirty days after the final order of the Joint Board upon such application for rehearing has been communicated to such appellant, or within thirty days after rehearing is deemed denied as herein provided, such applicant may appeal to the Superior Court of the county of his residence, or to the Superior Court of the county wherein the injury occurred, . . ."

[1, 2] It is clearly apparent that the claimant must comply with this statute. However, a statement of facts has not been filed in this case, and for that reason we are unable to consider the question presented. The only attempt to show that respondent was not a resident of Snohomish county is contained in an affidavit filed by an assistant attorney general in the office of the clerk of the superior court and contained in the transcript sent to this court. Affidavits so brought to the supreme court cannot be considered. In the absence of a statement of facts, we will assume that the court acted upon sufficient evidence. Hunter v. Department of Labor Industries, 190 Wn. 380, 68 P.2d 224.

The judgment is affirmed.