MONICA KLEEBERG V. ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS SYSTEMS, ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Sep 22, 2017

Court: TN Workers Comp Appeals Board

Attorneys 1:

Monica Kleeberg, Ooltewah, Tennessee, employee-appellant, pro se.

Attorneys 2:

Alex B. Morrison and Kristen C. Stevenson, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the employers- appellees, Embassy Suites by Hilton – Chattanooga Hamilton Place and Certistaff, Inc.

Michael A. Anderson and Jeremy M. Cothern, Chattanooga, Tennessee, for employer- appellee, Environmental Solutions Systems.

Judge(s): HENSLEY

The employee, a housekeeper at a hotel, fractured her left wrist when she fell while performing housekeeping duties on the hotel’s premises. Following a trial on the merits, the court awarded permanent partial disability benefits and ongoing medical benefits against her direct employer and against two employers the court determined to be statutory employers. The trial court denied the employee’s request for past medical expenses and temporary disability benefits, concluding the employee failed to offer evidence of the medical expenses allegedly incurred prior to trial and failed to prove a connection between her claimed temporary disability and her work injury. The employee has appealed. Having carefully reviewed the record, we affirm the trial court’s decision and certify it as final.

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