CHAD SEIGMUND v. BELLSOUTH TELECOMMUNICATIONS, LLC, ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Dec 30, 2014

Court: TN Workers Comp Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Charles E. Pierce, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellants, Bellsouth Telecommunications, LLC and Old Republic Insurance Company.

Attorneys 2:

Michael Fisher and Charles M. Baldwin, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Chad Seigmund.

Judge(s): BIVINS

In December 2011, Chad Seigmund (“Employee”) was involved in a motor vehicle accident in the course of his employment. His employer, Bellsouth Telecommunications, LLC (“Employer”) provided medical treatment but denied that Employee sustained permanent impairment or disability. Following a trial, the trial court found that Employee had sustained permanent disability and awarded Employee 16.5% permanent partial disability to the body as a whole. Employer has appealed, contending that the evidence preponderates against the permanent disability finding. In accordance with 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. After a thorough review of the record and the applicable law, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.

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