Michael Jackson v. Transwood, et al. - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on May 2, 2018

Court: TN Workers Comp Appeals Board

Attorneys 1:

Michael Jackson, Memphis, Tennessee, employee-appellant, pro se.

Attorneys 2:

William A. Hampton, Germantown, Tennessee, for the employer-appellee. Transwood.

Judge(s): CONNER

The employee suffered a compensable injury to his low back and received authorized medical treatment for that condition. Following the initial medical treatment for his low back, the employee alleged injuries to his neck, left shoulder, and legs arising from the same work accident, which the employer denied. The employee filed a request for expedited hearing, but, finding no justiciable issues, the trial court declined to schedule an expedited hearing. Thereafter, the employer filed a motion for partial summary judgment, which the trial court granted with respect to any claim for permanent disability benefits. The employee did not appeal that order. Following a compensation hearing, the trial court denied the employee’s claim for medical benefits arising from the alleged injuries to his neck, left shoulder, or legs, and the employee appealed. We affirm the trial court’s determination and certify the compensation hearing order as final.

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