DANA AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS GROUP, LLC ET AL. v. LARRY EVANS - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Oct 7, 2014

Court: TN Workers Comp Appeals

Attorneys 1:

William F. Kendall, III, Jackson, Tennessee, for the appellants, Dana Automotive Systems, LLC and Hartford Casualty Insurance Company.

Attorneys 2:

Jeffrey P. Boyd, Jackson, Tennessee, for the appellee, Larry Evans.

Judge(s): DANIEL

An employee developed carpal tunnel syndrome while working as a welder and supervisor for his employer. Prior to receiving medical treatment and unrelated to the injury, the employer gave the employee a choice to retire or potentially lose his substantial pension. The trial court held that the Medical Impairment Registry physician’s rating was incorrect and that the statutory one and one-half cap on permanent partial disability benefits did not apply. The employer appealed. After a thorough review of the record, we reverse in part and affirm in part.

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