DAVID SMITH v. GERDAU AMERISTEEL, INC. - Articles

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Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Sep 5, 2012

Court: TN Workers Comp Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Michael L. Mansfield, Jackson, Tennessee, for the appellant, Gerdau Ameristeel, Inc.

Attorneys 2:

Spencer R. Barnes, Jackson, Tennessee, for the appellee, David Smith.

Judge(s): HOLDER

In this claim for workers’ compensation benefits, the employee suffered a compensable back injury. The trial court awarded 85% permanent partial disability to the body as a whole and additional temporary total disability benefits, resulting in an award of 400 weeks of benefits. The employer has appealed, asserting that the permanent partial disability award is excessive and that the trial court erred by awarding additional temporary total disability benefits. We affirm the judgment of the trial court.

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