TIMOTHY RICHARD PLOTNER v. METAL PREP - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Oct 7, 2014

Court: TN Workers Comp Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Robert B. C. Hale, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, Metal Prep.

Attorneys 2:

Mark A. Lambert, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellee, Timothy Richard Plotner.

Judge(s): HARRIS

An employee contracted a lung condition while working as a forklift operator for his employer. After the employee’s treating physician informed him that the condition was caused by exposure to grain dust produced by a grain facility adjacent to the employer’s workplace, the employee filed a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. The employer denied his claim, contending that it was not liable for the conditions that led to the injury. The trial court concluded that the employee’s condition rendered him permanently and totally disabled, and the employer appealed. We affirm the judgment of the trial court.

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