WILLIAM IRETON v. HORIZON MENTAL HEALTH MANAGEMENT, LLC - Articles

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Posted by: Chandra Williams on Jan 19, 2016

Court: TN Workers Comp Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Michael S. Shipwash, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellant, William Ireton.

Attorneys 2:

Gregory H. Fuller and Julie Cochran Fuller, Brentwood, Tennessee, for the appellee, Horizon Mental Health Management, LLC

Judge(s): SUMMERS

The trial court denied the employee’s claim for benefits for his psychological injuries, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (“PTSD”), finding that the injuries were not compensable because they did not arise out of the employee’s employment with the employer. Specifically, the trial court applied an objective standard and determined that the stress which the employee claimed as the cause of his depression and PTSD was not unusual. The employee has appealed. Pursuant to 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. We affirm the judgment.

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