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Posted by: Landry Butler on Nov 3, 2017

Court: TN Workers Comp Appeals

Attorneys 1:

William Steven Taylor, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, Thomas Lee.

Attorneys 2:

Stephen W. Vescovo and Laura L. Deakins, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellee, Federal Express Corporation.

Judge(s): RUSSELL

Thomas Lee (“Employee”) worked for Federal Express Corporation (“Employer”). He worked in the Audio-Visual department, located in Collierville, Tennessee. He filed this claim, alleging that he sustained a compensable injury to his left shoulder on July 24, 2014. Employer denied the claim, based on conflicting descriptions of the incident to various medical personnel. A Compensation Hearing was held on August 15, 2016. The trial court found Employee had failed to sustain his burden of proof and dismissed the claim. Employee appealed to the Supreme Court pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated section 50-6- 239(c)(7). The 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 pursuant to Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 51. We affirm the judgment.