Monthly Archives: December 2017

Dec 27, 2017

Richard Wagner Helped Raise $19,000 for the Chattanooga Community Kitchen This Year

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At Wagner & Wagner, it is our pleasure and our duty to help support our community. That is why we support many local non-profit and charitable organizations here in Chattanooga. One of the most important organizations in our home town is the Chattanooga Community Kitchen, which helps provide those in need with good food, clothing, and other services throughout the year. This year, at the 28th Annual Christmas Celebration, partner Richard Wagner and his wife helped the Chattanooga Community Kitchen raise more than $19,000 for their programs. These donations will help [...]

Dec 19, 2017

Fewer Workers’ Compensation Claims Follow Tennessee Reforms

By |December 19th, 2017|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

In a process started in 2014, Tennessee lawmakers and business people from all industries have been working together to improve the workers’ compensation system in the state: decreasing operation costs, streamlining the process, and providing continued coverage for workers in the state. Some residents and employees had feared that cuts to workers’ comp in the name of cost saving would result in diminished protection for workers. Results thus far have been mixed: businesses are enjoying the savings while some workers’ benefits payments and durations have been severely limited. Saving money, without [...]

Dec 12, 2017

Drunk Driving Destroys Another Family

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A local family is in mourning this holiday season and a young girl is fighting for her life after a car accident. A mother and her three-year-old son lost their lives on Interstate 40 West on Thanksgiving eve; the woman’s one-year-old daughter has been hospitalized with life-threatening injuries sustained in the crash. The driver, Sabrina Mae Brown, made a sudden lane change, and clipped a tractor trailer, driven by Louis Cook. After hitting Mr. Cook’s vehicle, Ms. Brown lost control of her Volkswagen Cabrio, and came to rest in the exterior [...]

Dec 5, 2017

Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Cases and the Health Care Sector

By |December 5th, 2017|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

Hospitals are supposed to be facilities of healing, but they pose their own threats to their workers. In a 2013 factbook created by the Occupational safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the rate of recordable illnesses and injuries in hospitals was 6.8 for 100 full-time employees. This makes hospitals even more dangerous than the manufacturing and construction industries, which are often cited as the most dangerous industries there are. Common types of work related injuries Doctors, nurses, laboratory technicians, paramedics, ER staff, and anyone who works in a hospital or who brings [...]

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