RANDY CARTER v. CITY OF CARTHAGE, TENNESSEE AND TENNESSEE SECOND INJURY FUND - Articles

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Posted by: Barry Kolar on Jun 16, 2015

Court: TN Workers Comp Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Richard Lane Moore, Cookeville, Tennessee, for the appellant, City of Carthage, Tennessee.

Attorneys 2:

Michael Fisher, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Randy Carter.

Judge(s): SUMMERS

Employee alleged that he sustained an injury to his lower back while lifting a heavy grate in the course of his work. Employer provided medical care, but denied that he had sustained a permanent injury. The trial court awarded permanent disability benefits. The employer has appealed, contending that the evidence preponderates against the trial court’s findings concerning causation, permanency, and impairment. 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 reverse and dismiss.

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