JOE LYNN HUGHES v. ROBERT BRENT d/b/a APARTMENT MAINTENANCE SPECIALISTS, ET AL. (TWCA August 25, 2010)
In this workers' compensation action, the trial court granted the employer's motion for summary judgment on the grounds that the employee's claim was barred by the statute of limitations, Tennessee Code Annotated section 50-6-203, because the employee had not filed a request for benefit review conference within one year of the date of injury. The employee, Joe Lynn Hughes, has appealed, contending that the statute was tolled by his timely filing of a request for assistance. We agree, reverse the grant of summary judgment, and remand the case to the trial court.
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