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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on May 18, 2017

Court: TN Workers Comp Appeals Board

Attorneys 1:

Wm. Kennerly Burger, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, for the employee-appellant, Jacqueline Keyes

Attorneys 2:

Nicholas S. Akins, Nashville, Tennessee, for the employer-appellee, Bridgestone Americas

Judge(s): HENSLEY

In this interlocutory appeal, the employee contends there is a causal relationship between her left knee condition and an alleged August 22, 2016 injury to her right knee. She asserts she suffered a work-related injury to her left knee on July 6, 2016, and due to instability in her left knee, suffered the August 22, 2016 right knee injury. The order being appealed denied the relief the employee requested as a result of the July 6, 2016 incident and did not address the employee’s entitlement to benefits related to the August 22, 2016 incident beyond stating that the trial court’s decision “has no effect on the compensability of . . . a right knee injury on August 22, 2016.” Because the employee raises an issue that has not been presented to or decided by the trial court, we affirm the trial court’s decision denying benefits for the alleged July 6, 2016 injury and remand the case for further proceedings as may be necessary.