JOSEPH E. PEEK v. TRI-GREEN EQUIPMENT, LLC, ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jan 7, 2015

Head Comment: CORRECTION: On page 1, the spelling of attorney Lawrence J. Horwitz's last name has been corrected

Court: TN Workers Comp Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Beverly D. Nelms, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellants, Tri-Green Equipment, LLC and Wausau Business Insurance Company.

Attorneys 2:

Martin S. Sir and Daniel A. Horwitz, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Joseph E. Peek.

Judge(s): SUMMERS

An employee was exposed to a chemical in the course of his employment. He alleged that he developed a disabling pulmonary condition as a result of the exposure. His employer denied that the condition was caused by the exposure. The trial court found for the employee and awarded permanent partial disability and other benefits. The employer has appealed, contending that the evidence preponderates against the finding of causation. 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 pursuant to Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 51. We affirm the judgment.

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