Panel to clarify perm total analysis

By Jane Salem, staff attorney, Nashville Did the Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board err by using the “meaningful return to work” analysis in determining the propriety of an award of permanent total disability benefits, when that analysis traditionally applies to permanent partial disability benefits? The Special Workers’ Compensation Panel of the Tennessee Supreme Court will … Continue reading Panel to clarify perm total analysis

Appeals Board Sets Knoxville Oral Arguments, Revises Rules

The Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board recently set four cases for oral argument in Knoxville on April 26. Starting at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time, the Board will take up Yeaman v. Kindred Health Care, where the Court denied a motion to dismiss for failure to prosecute. Afterward, counsel will argue whether the Court properly held … Continue reading Appeals Board Sets Knoxville Oral Arguments, Revises Rules

Appeals Board: ‘Mud run’ injury isn’t work-related

Yesterday, the Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board reversed a trial judge’s determination that an employee’s injury, sustained during participation in a charity “mud run” alongside co-workers, was compensable. The Board held the employee wasn’t “impliedly required” to race, nor was it part of his work duties. In Pope v. Nebco of Cleveland, Inc., d/b/a Toyota of … Continue reading Appeals Board: ‘Mud run’ injury isn’t work-related

Appeals Board Schedules Oral Arguments

The Tennessee Workers' Compensation Appeals Board recently announced it will convene oral arguments in two cases next month. On Thursday, Nov. 3, at 10:00 a.m., the Appeals Board will hear arguments in Pope v. Nebco of Cleveland, Inc., d/b/a Toyota of Cleveland. Mr. Pope suffered injuries when participating in a charitable “mud run” sponsored by Nebco. At … Continue reading Appeals Board Schedules Oral Arguments