ROBERT WINNINGHAM v. PERDUE FARMS, INC., ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Aug 11, 2017

Court: TN Workers Comp Appeals Board

Attorneys 1:

Robert Winningham, Algood, Tennessee, employee-appellant, pro se.

Attorneys 2:

Walter S. Fitzpatrick III, Cookeville, Tennessee, for the employer-appellee, Perdue Farms, Inc.

Judge(s): DAVIDSON

The employee, a worker at a chicken processing plant, alleged an injury to his left arm as a result of lifting bags of breading used in preparing the employer’s product. The authorized physician opined there was no work-related injury, and the employer denied the claim. After an expedited hearing, the trial court found the employee had presented insufficient evidence of an injury arising primarily out of his employment and denied benefits. The employee has appealed. We affirm the trial court’s decision and remand the case.

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