JAMES REED v. CENTRAL TRANSPORT NORTH AMERICA, INC. - Articles

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Posted by: Barry Kolar on Apr 29, 2013

Court: TN Workers Comp Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Robert M. Asbury, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Central Transport North America, Inc.

Attorneys 2:

T. Scott Jones and Chris W. Beavers, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellee, James Reed.

Judge(s): SUMMERS

In this workers’ compensation action, the employee suffered a compensable back injury. Surgery did not relieve his symptoms of severe pain. The trial court awarded 84% permanent partial disability benefits. The employer filed a motion to set aside the judgment based on the employee’s alleged failure to supplement his discovery responses. The trial court denied the motion. The employer has appealed, contending that the award is excessive and that the trial court erred by denying its post-trial motion. The appeal has been referred to the Special Workers’ Compensation Appeals Panel for a hearing and a report of findings of fact and conclusions of law in accordance with Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 51. We affirm the judgment of the trial court.

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