Workers Compensation Appeals Panel Upholds Rejection of Permanent Total Disability Claim By Trial Court
Burrow Lee, PLLC defended General Motors in a workers compensation case where the employee sought permanent total disability benefits at trial (James Harrison v. General Motors, LLC). This could have led to an award of in excess of $400,000.00 in disability benefits. We successfully defended the case at trial and the employee was only awarded workers compensation benefits for PPD totaling $18,545.76. This case was appealed to the Tennessee Special Workers Compensation Appeals panel and the appellate court rejected the appeal of the employee. The Court found that the trial courts determination that the defense expert was more persuasive on the issue of permanent total disability than the expert of the employee, was appropriate and affirmed the trial court ruling.