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Posted by: Barry Kolar on Jul 31, 2014

Court: TN Workers Comp Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Charles W. Poss and James S. Hildebrand, Jr., Chattanooga, Tennessee, for the appellant, Netherlands Insurance Company.

Attorneys 2:

Thomas L. Wyatt, Chattanooga, Tennessee, for the appellee, Ronald Brown.

Judge(s): WADE

After a work-related accident in August of 2010, the employee filed suit against his employer for workers’ compensation benefits, claiming permanent injury to both knees. The employer agreed that the injury to the employee’s right knee was compensable, but contended that the injury to the left knee was not work related. The trial court found for the employee, awarding benefits for injuries to each knee. The employer appealed. 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. The judgment of the trial court is affirmed.