JACQUET MCWHERTER V. CENTURION PRODUCTS, INC., ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on May 16, 2017

Court: TN Workers Comp Appeals Board

Attorneys 1:

Jacquet McWherter, Nashville, Tennessee, employee-appellant, pro se.

Attorneys 2:

Steven B. Morton, Nashville, Tennessee, for the employer-appellee, Centurion Products, Inc.

Judge(s): HENSLEY

In this interlocutory appeal, the employee questions the trial court’s denial of workers’ compensation benefits for injuries he alleges he sustained when his right foot was run over by a forklift. The employer disputed that the employee suffered an injury as he claimed and, following an expedited hearing, the trial court concluded the employee’s version of events was not credible and denied his request for benefits. The employee has appealed, and the employer has asserted the appeal is frivolous. We affirm the trial court’s decision denying benefits, find the appeal to be frivolous, and remand the case for further proceedings as may be necessary.

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