DARRYL J. MAYTON v. WACKENHUT SERVICES, INC. (TWCA July 19, 2011)
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. The issue presented in this case is whether the employee's request for a benefit review conference was filed more than one year after the employee had knowledge that his occupational disease was caused by his employment.
The trial court ruled that the employee's request was not timely and dismissed the case. After careful review, we hold that the evidence does not preponderate against the trial court's finding that Employee had knowledge that his illness was related to his employment more than one year before the filing of his request for a benefit review conference. We affirm the judgment of the trial court.
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