JOSHUA T. KING v. COMPASS HEATING AND AIR, ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Nov 22, 2016

Court: TN Workers Comp Appeals Board

Attorneys 1:

Joseph Ballard, Atlanta, Georgia, for the employer-appellant, Compass Heating and Air.

Attorneys 2:

Martin Ellis, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the employee-appellee, Joshua T. King.

Judge(s): DAVIDSON

This interlocutory appeal involves an HVAC installer who alleges suffering a hernia while he was assisting in the installation of an air conditioning unit in the attic of an unfinished house. The employer denied the claim, taking the position that the employee could not establish a compensable injury. Following an expedited hearing, the trial court found the employee was likely to succeed at trial and awarded medical benefits in the form of a panel of physicians. The trial court also awarded temporary partial disability benefits. The employer has appealed the award of temporary partial disability benefits. We affirm the trial court’s decision and remand the case.

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