MICHAEL MAYURIC V. HUFF & PUFF TRUCKING, INC., ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Jan 4, 2018

Court: TN Workers Comp Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Michael W. Jones and Fred J. Bissinger, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellants, Huff & Puff Trucking, Inc., and Praetorian Insurance Company.

Attorneys 2:

Larry R. McElhaney, II, and Steven C. Fifield, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Michael Mayuric.

Judge(s): DAVIES

Michael Mayuric (“Employee”) was employed by Huff & Puff Trucking, Inc. (“Employer”) as an over-the-road truck driver. While driving through Minnesota, his truck slid off the road. He developed post-traumatic stress disorder (“PTSD”) after the accident. He brought this action, alleging that he was permanently and totally disabled as a result of the accident. Employer denied that Employee was totally disabled. The trial court found that Employee had sustained 80% permanent partial disability from the incident. Employer has appealed. 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.

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