JOHN MORAN v. UNITED PARCEL SERVICE, INC., ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Dec 29, 2014

Court: TN Workers Comp Appeals

Attorneys 1:

David T. Hooper, Brentwood, Tennessee, for the appellants, United Parcel Service, Inc. and Liberty Mutual Insurance Corporation.

Attorneys 2:

B. Keith Williams and James R. Stocks, Lebanon, Tennessee, for the appellee, John Moran.

Judge(s): SUMMERS

An employee injured his left shoulder in 2005. He returned to work for his employer and settled his workers’ compensation claim. In 2011, he had recurrent symptoms in the shoulder. Eventually, he made a claim for benefits, alleging that he had sustained a new injury. His employer contended that his symptoms were caused by the earlier injury and that he was entitled only to medical care under the previous settlement. The trial court found that the employee had sustained a new injury and awarded permanent partial and temporary total disability benefits. The employer has appealed. Pursuant to Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 51, 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. We affirm the judgment.

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