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Equitable Estoppel Barred Employer From Raising Timeliness Defense to Worker's Claim

By WorkCompCentral

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 | 300 | 0 | 0 min read

The Supreme Court of Tennessee’s Special Workers' Compensation Appeals Panel ruled that the doctrine of equitable estoppel barred an employer from challenging a worker’s claim as time-barred. Case: Baker v. Total Air Group, No. W2016-00965-SC-R3-WC, 08/07/2017, published. Facts: Jason Baker injured his back in 2011 while working for the Total Air Group. His doctor determined that he reached maximum medical improvement on June 13, 2011. Total Air made its final voluntary payment of Baker’s medical expenses on Dec. 31, 2012. Baker returned to work after reaching MM...

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