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Worker Gets PPD Award With Uncapped Multiplier for Elbow Injury

Monday, August 10, 2020 | 192 | 0 | 21 min read

The Supreme Court of Tennessee’s Special Workers' Compensation Appeals Panel upheld an award of benefits to a worker for his elbow injuries, finding his claim was timely filed and that he did not have a meaningful return to work. Case: Coates v. Tyson Foods, No. W2019-00904-SC-R3-WC, 07/28/2020, published. Facts: Kenneth Brian Coates worked as a feed mill supervisor for Tyson Foods Inc. He supervised five to six employees and also performed physical work himself. Coates experienced pain in his elbows while using a sledgehammer to help unload soybean meal from a rail car ...

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