MICHAEL HALL v. AM COMP ASSURANCE CORPORATION (TWCA June 28, 2010)
Pursuant to Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 51, this workers' compensation 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. Michael Hall ("Employee") alleged that he sustained compensable injuries as a result of repetitive use of his hands and arms in the course of his employment as a butcher for Latham's Meat Company ("Employer"). Employer denied that he had sustained a compensable injury. In the alternative, it alleged that Employee's injuries had been caused by his part-time work for a second employer.
The trial court found that Employee had sustained compensable injuries to his arms and that Employer was liable for workers' compensation benefits arising from those injuries. It awarded 22.5% permanent partial disability ("PPD") to both arms. On appeal, Employer contends that the trial court erred by finding that a compensable injury occurred and by finding that Employee sustained permanent disability as a result. We affirm the judgment.
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