WILLIAM DeMORATO V. CHEROKEE INSURANCE CO. - Articles

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Posted by: Barry Kolar on Sep 11, 2015

Court: TN Workers Comp Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Ricky L. Boren, Jackson, Tennessee, for the Appellant, William Demorato.

Attorneys 2:

David C. Riley, Memphis, Tennessee, for the Appellee, Cherokee Insurance Company.

Judge(s): BRASFIELD

Pursuant to Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 51, this workers= compensation 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 finding that William DeMorato ("Employee") suffered a bilateral carpal tunnel injury in the course and scope of his employment with Trans Carriers, Inc. ("Employer"), the trial court awarded permanent partial disability benefits of 15% to each arm and temporary total disability benefits of $104,948.02. After Employer filed a motion to alter or amend the judgment, however, the trial court concluded that Employee was not entitled to temporary total disability benefits. Employee argues that the trial court erred in finding that he was not entitled to temporary total disability benefits. Employer argues that the trial court erred in finding that Employee suffered a compensable injury. We affirm the trial court's judgment.

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