A worker at an Amazon.com Inc. warehouse in Charleston, Tennessee, failed to prove that her back injury – aggravated by three separate incidents – was caused by her job, according to a Supreme Court in Tennessee, Special Workers Compensation Ameenah House considered that she was injured in three incidents between 2014 and 2015, one of which was covered by an employee's abuse, as described in documents in Ameenah House v. Amazon. Com Inc., filed in Knoxville, Tennessee.
The trial court and the State Employment Compensation Board denied her claim and stated that she did not provide sufficient medical evidence that her injuries were related to her job.
The court of justice specifically noted that "the only expert medical witness who raised the causal relationship stated that Ms. House's injuries were not primarily due to her employment," documents said. The doctor testified that her complaint was "existing arthritis and considered that her problem was not causal to her employment," while she was a surgical candidate. "
Neither the employer nor the lawyers of Amazon and Ms. House could be immediately reached for comment.