SISOUPHAHN THYSAVATHDY v. BRIDGESTONE AMERICAS TIRE OPERATIONS ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Jun 8, 2018

Court: TN Workers Comp Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Steve C. Norris, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Sisouphahn Thysavathdy.

Attorneys 2:

Leslie F. Bishop, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellees, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC, and Old Republic Insurance Company.

Judge(s): BIVINS

Sisouphahn Thysavathdy (“Employee”) alleged that he sustained a compensable injury to his left shoulder on July 15, 2014. He was referred to a physician by his employer, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC (“Employer”). That doctor opined that Employee’s shoulder condition was not work-related, and Employer denied the claim. After a compensation hearing, the Court of Workers’ Compensation Claims denied Employee’s claim. Employee appealed to the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, which affirmed the trial court’s decision. Employee has appealed that ruling. 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 of the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board.

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