SCHERING PLOUGH HEALTHCARE PRODUCTS, INC. v. JEROME D. PLUMLEY (TWCA September 23, 2010)
Employee was injured when a forklift ran over his foot. This injury also implicated Employee's ankle and lower leg. The issues presented to the trial court were the extent of permanent partial disability benefits and whether the award should be apportioned to the foot or to the leg. The trial court found that the award should be apportioned to the leg and awarded 9% permanent partial disability to the leg.
Employee has appealed, contending that the award should have been apportioned to the foot and thus not be subject to the "cap" contained in Tennessee Code Annotated section 50-6-241(d)(1)(A) (2008). We affirm the judgment.
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