Opinion FlashOctober 7, 2003
Volume 9 Number 182
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Howard H. Vogel
KATHY DAVENPORT V. WAL-MART SUPERCENTER Court:TSC - Workers Comp Panel Attorneys: B. Chadwick Rickman, Allen, Kopet & Associates, PLLC, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the Appellant, Wal-Mart Sueprcenter. Larry V. Roberts, Kingsport, Tennessee, for the Appellee, Kathy Davenport. Judge: PEOPLES First Paragraph: This workers' compensation appeal has been referred to the Special Workers' Compensation Appeals Panel in accordance with Tenn. Code Ann. S 50-6-225(e) for hearing and reporting of findings of fact and conclusions of law. The employer asserts the trial court erred in adopting the medical impairment rating of the evaluating physician rather than the opinion of the treating physician. We affirm. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TSC_WCP/davenportk.wpd
BOBBY J. LAXTON v. STATE OF TENNESSEE Court:TSC - Workers Comp Panel Attorneys: Robert A. McNees III and Robert W. Knolton, of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, for Appellant, Bobby J. Laxton. Paul G. Summers, Attorney General and Reporter, and Stephanie R. Reevers, of Nashville, Tennessee, for Appellee, State of Tennessee. Judge: THAYER First Paragraph: This workers' compensation appeal has been referred to the Special Workers' Compensation Appeals Panel of the Supreme Court in accordance with Tenn. Code Ann. S 50-6-225(e)(3) for hearing and reporting to the Supreme Court of findings of fact and conclusions of law. The Claims Commissioner sustained a motion for summary judgment in favor of the employer and held the action was not timely filed within the one year period of time allowed by the statute of limitations. The employee contends he filed the claim within one year of his becoming aware he was disabled to work. Judgment of the Claims Commission is affirmed. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TSC_WCP/laxtonb.wpd
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