WALTER BURLESON v. GERMANTOWN PARTNERS SUPERCUTS, ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Aug 15, 2017

Court: TN Workers Comp Appeals Board

Attorneys 1:

Monica R. Rejaei, Memphis, Tennessee, for the employee-appellant, Walter Burleson.

Attorneys 2:

Gordon C. Aulgur, Lansing, Michigan, for the employer-appellee, Germantown Partners Supercuts.

Judge(s): HENSLEY

The employee, a stylist at a hair salon, alleges he suffered an injury to his low back when he assisted a client out of a chair. The employer denied the claim, asserting the employee did not suffer a specific incident that resulted in his alleged injury. Following an expedited hearing, the trial court denied temporary disability and medical benefits, concluding the employee presented insufficient proof that he would likely prevail at trial in establishing an injury arising primarily out of his employment. The employee has appealed. We affirm the trial court’s decision and remand the case to the trial court for any additional proceedings that may be necessary.

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