Idiopathic Injuries

By: Courtney Paterson “An idiopathic injury is one that has an unexplained origin or cause, and generally does not arise out of the employment unless ‘some condition of the employment presents a peculiar or additional hazard.’” McCaffery v. Cardinal Logistics, No....

Enhanced Permanent Partial Disability Benefits

By: Courtney Paterson Tenn. Code Ann. § 50-6-242 – provides that in “extraordinary cases” in which the injured worker is entitled to increased benefits pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 50-6-207(3)(B), the employee may be entitled to up to 275 weeks of benefits...

What are Idiopathic Injuries?

By: Amy Markham In a workers’ compensation case in Arkansas, a claimant (injured worker) is charged with the burden of showing that the claimed injury was caused by his or her employment. However, issues of causation are not always straight-forward. In some cases, an...