RAYMOND GIBSON V. SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE ELECTRIC MEMBERSHIP CORPORTATION, ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Aug 30, 2017

Court: TN Workers Comp Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Shaterra Reed, Brentwood, Tennessee, for the appellant, Southwest Electric Membership Corporation.

Attorneys 2:

Ricky L. Boren, Jackson, Tennessee, for the appellee, Raymond Gibson.

Brian A. Pierce, Assistant Attorney General, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, the Tennessee Second Injury Fund.

Judge(s): ACREE

After Employee suffered a lower back injury in the course and scope of his employment, the parties reached a settlement as to his permanent partial disability benefits. Employee later filed a petition for modification of the award, and the trial court found that Employee is permanently and totally disabled. Employer appeals, contending the trial court erred in finding Employee permanently and totally disabled and in finding Employer liable for ninety percent of the award. Pursuant to Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 51, this workers’ compensation appeal has been referred to the Special Workers’ Compensation Appeals Panel for a hearing and a report of findings of fact and conclusions of law. We affirm the trial court’s judgment.

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