RICKY SULLIVAN v. BEHLEN MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC. - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jul 20, 2012

Court: TN Workers Comp Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Catheryne L. Grant, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Behlen Manufacturing Company, Inc.

Attorneys 2:

R. Dale Thomas and Joshua B. Dougan, Jackson, Tennessee, for the appellee, Ricky Sullivan.

Judge(s): HARRIS

In this workers’ compensation case, the employee suffered a compensable back injury. The trial court awarded 80% permanent partial disability to the body as a whole. His employer appealed, asserting that the trial court erred by basing its award on the impairment rating of the employee’s evaluating physician, by accepting the employee’s testimony concerning his limitations in light of questions concerning his credibility, and by making an excessive award. We affirm the judgment.

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