TERRY LAMM v. E. MILLER CONSTRUCTION, INC., ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Nov 8, 2016

Court: TN Workers Comp Appeals Board

Attorneys 1:

Nicholas J. Peterson, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the employer-appellant, E. Miller Construction, Inc.

Attorneys 2:

Joseph H. Crabtree, Jr., Athens, Tennessee, for the employee-appellee, Terry Lamm.

Judge(s): HENSLEY

In this interlocutory appeal, the employer disputes the trial court’s order requiring it to provide a panel of physicians to the employee. The employee reported an injury resulting from lifting a steel H-beam and was directed by the employer to a particular urgent care medical facility where he was seen and treated on three occasions. After being released to return to work without restrictions, the employee requested treatment with another physician, and the employer denied that request, arguing that the employee’s complaints were due to a pre-existing condition rather than a work-related injury. Following an expedited hearing, the trial court determined the employee was entitled to a panel of physicians. The employer has appealed. We affirm the trial court’s decision and remand the case for further proceedings as may be necessary.

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