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Appeals Panel Upholds Compensability of Worker's Aggravated Arthritis

By Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 | 801 | 0 | 0 min read

The Supreme Court of Tennessee’s Special Workers' Compensation Appeals Panel upheld an award of benefits to a worker for an on-the-job fall that aggravated the pre-existing arthritic condition in her knee. Case: Jenny Craig Operations v. Reel, No. M2016-01775-SC-R3-WC, 08/04/2017, published. Facts: Lori Reel worked as a consultant for Jenny Craig Operations. On Jan. 8, 2010, she tripped and fell while at work. Reel filed a workers’ compensation claim, asserting the fall had aggravated the pre-existing arthritis in her knee, which gave rise to her need for knee replacement su...

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