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Family's Claim for Deceased Worker's Hearing Loss Was Time-Barred

By WorkCompCentral

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 | 737 | 0 | 2 min read

The Supreme Court of Tennessee, Special Workers' Compensation Appeals Panel threw out an award of benefits to the family of a long-time factory worker who died before filing a claim for his industrial hearing loss. Case: Estate of Jenkins v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., No. W2014-02303-SC-R3-WC, 03/15/2016, published. Facts: James Jenkins worked for the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. from 1988 until 2009. In 2011, he filed a request for a benefit review conference with the Department of Labor, alleging that he had sustained a compensable hearing loss during his employment with G...

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