ANNETTE FRYE v. VINCENT PRINTING CO., ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Aug 2, 2016

Court: TN Workers Comp Appeals Board

Attorneys 1:

Ronald J. Berke, Chattanooga, Tennessee, for the employee-appellant, Annette Frye.

Attorneys 2:

Gordon C. Aulgur, Lansing, Michigan, for the employer-appellee, Vincent Printing Co.

Judge(s): CONNER

In this interlocutory appeal, both parties appeal the trial court's order awarding medical benefits and some temporary disability benefits. The employee alleges she sustained injuries after a workplace chemical exposure caused her to become dizzy and fall. The employer denied the claim on the basis that the fall was idiopathic and, therefore, not compensable. Following an expedited hearing, the trial court ordered the employer to provide medical benefits, pay bills related to emergency room treatment, and pay some temporary disability benefits. The employer appealed, arguing the trial court erred in determining the employee's injury was not idiopathic and in ordering benefits. The employee also appealed, asserting she is entitled to additional temporary disability benefits. Having carefully reviewed the record, we affirm the trial court's decision in part, vacate in part, and remand the case for further proceedings as may be necessary.

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