BOBBY R. BEAN v. JOHNSON CONTROLS, INC. ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Apr 30, 2014

Court: TN Workers Comp Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Catherine C. Dugan, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellants, Johnson Controls, Inc. and Indemnity Insurance Company of North America.

Attorneys 2:

Steve C. Norris, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Bobby R. Bean.

Judge(s): KOCH

This appeal involves the compensability of an alleged aggravation of a pre-existing degenerative back condition. After the employee began experiencing increased and more severe pain in his back, he filed a workers’ compensation claim in the Chancery Court for Marshall County against his employer, its insurer, and the Second Injury Fund. Following a bench trial, the trial court awarded the employee temporary total and permanent partial disability benefits. The employer’s 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 pursuant to Tenn. Sup. Ct. R. 51. We affirm the judgment of the trial court.

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