SARAH LOVE v. DELTA FAUCET COMPANY, ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Sep 19, 2016

Court: TN Workers Comp Appeals Board

Attorneys 1:

Art Crews, Jackson, Tennessee, for the employer-appellant, Delta Faucet Company.

Attorneys 2:

James Krenis, Jackson, Tennessee, for the employee-appellee, Sarah Love.

Judge(s): DAVIDSON

In this interlocutory appeal, the employer challenges the trial court’s award of medical and temporary disability benefits with respect to the employee’s right shoulder injury, which she alleges occurred when she lifted a tray of parts while working on the employer’s assembly line. The employer, after initially accepting the claim, denied further benefits, asserting the employee had prior problems with her shoulder and that her current complaints were not related to her employment. Following an expedited hearing, the trial court found the employee presented sufficient proof to establish she would likely prevail at a hearing on the merits and awarded medical and temporary disability benefits. The employer has appealed. We affirm the trial court’s decision and remand the case.