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Missouri: No Death Benefits From Toe Fracture

Claimant died five years after he stubbed his toe while delivering pizzas. He fractured his toe and claims he also hurt his knee. The ALJ awarded death benefits. The parties disputed whether claimant's left knee symptoms, recurrent surgeries for a proliferative mass of unknown origin, and his fatal...

Tennessee: Injured Employee’s Backyard Fall No Intervening Act, Employer Liable for Second Knee Surgery

A special workers’ compensation appeals panel of the Supreme Court of Tennessee held that the record supported the trial court’s finding that an employer was liable for medical expenses and disability indemnity that arose from an injured employee’s backyard fall as she attempted to...