SARAH ELIZABETH ADAMS v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jan 7, 2015

Court: TN Workers Comp Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General & Reporter; Joseph Whalen, Acting Solicitor General; Eric A. Fuller, Assistant Attorney General, for the appellant, State of Tennessee.

Attorneys 2:

Jeffrey A. Garrety and Charles L. Holliday, Jackson, Tennessee, for the appellee, Sarah Elizabeth Adams.

Judge(s): KIRBY

An employee injured her shoulder while working for her employer and failed to make a meaningful return to work. The Claims Commission awarded the employee 55% permanent partial disability. The employer appealed, arguing that the award is excessive because the Commissioner erred in assessing an 11% anatomical impairment rating and in applying a five times multiplier. We modify the Commissioner’s judgment, and affirm as modified.

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