JAMES P. GRIFFITH, ET AL. v. JELLICO COMMUNITY HOSPITAL, INC. (Tenn. Ct. App. May 28, 2010)
Employee, whose employer provided services pursuant to a contract with hospital, sustained injuries from a fall while working on hospital’s premises. Employee subsequently filed a negligence action against hospital. The trial court permitted employer to intervene in the suit. Hospital filed a motion for summary judgment, and after an evidentiary hearing, the trial court found that hospital was the principal contractor pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. section 50-6- 113 and the exclusive remedy rule barred employee's negligence suit. The trial court granted summary judgment in favor of hospital, and employee appealed. We affirm.
Opinion may be found at: