Nov 20, 2018

Can I Claim Workers’ Compensation if I’m Hit by Lightning at Work?

By |November 20th, 2018|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

If you are like most people, you think of lightning strikes as rare occurrences – but they’re not. According to National Geographic, “The average American has about a 1 in 5,000 chance of being struck by lightning during a lifetime,” and about 10% of all people who were struck will die from the resulting injuries. Even if you are not struck directly, you can still be seriously injured “when the current jumps, as well as through conduction and ground current.” A lightning strike, therefore, is a potential hazard for people who [...]

Nov 13, 2018

Report: Deer/Vehicle Collisions Increase in Fall Months

By |November 13th, 2018|Car Accident|0 Comments

We're officially into Autumn and, according to State Farm Insurance, they and other insurance companies will be seeing more claims coming in involving car versus deer collisions. Historically, these numbers will continue to increase over the coming weeks and months. State Farm recently released their annual deer-vehicle collision report on their website. The data for this study was gathered between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018. The results show that West Virginia leads the country in car and deer accidents for the 12th year in a row. Tennessee is ranked [...]

Nov 6, 2018

Al Roker Undergoes Emergency Carpal Tunnel Surgery

By |November 6th, 2018|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

TODAY show anchor and weatherman – and part-time Broadway star – Al Roker recently had emergency surgery in New York City to deal with a carpal tunnel issue that was affecting his thumb. Roker had been suffering with the condition for months. He went under the knife on Monday, October 1, then came into work on Tuesday, October 2 – surprising everyone with his new bandage. "Actually, I didn’t even have surgery, I just did this for attention!" he quipped to his co-workers. The celebrity, who at the time was preparing [...]

Oct 30, 2018

CDC Publishes New Guidelines on Youth Concussions

By |October 30th, 2018|Brain Injury|0 Comments

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently developed a new set of guidelines aimed at doctors, parents, and school staff to cooperatively care for children who've suffered a head injury or concussion. Released in early September, the guidelines provide doctors with the tools they need for the best outcomes for children who've suffered concussions. And, one of these guidelines is using the term “traumatic brain injury” to refer to concussions in order to enforce how serious the condition is. Children in particular usually suffer concussions from accidents in sports, falls, or [...]

Oct 23, 2018

Probate in Tennessee: Frequently Asked Questions

By |October 23rd, 2018|Probate|0 Comments

As trusted probate attorneys, our clients often have questions about the wills, estate, and probate process. We've put together some of the most common questions with our answers right here for your convenience. What does the word “probate” mean? Probate is the act of proving a will. However, over time, it's come to have a more general meaning of the process of administering the estate of a decedent (the deceased). What are some of the terms used in the probate process? Some of the terms used in estate planning are unfamiliar, [...]

Oct 16, 2018

What Does a Car Accident Reconstruction Expert Do?

By |October 16th, 2018|Car Accident|0 Comments

In many car, truck, and motorcycle accident cases liability can be proved based on the testimony of witnesses, the police, the damage to the vehicles, and photographs of the accident site. In some cases, though, it’s not clear who caused the accident and how the accident happened. If liability can’t be determined, then an experienced Tennessee accident lawyer may enlist the aid of a professional accident reconstruction professional. When an accident reconstruction expert may be required? Accident reconstruction experts may be called to help determine how the accident happened and who’s [...]

Oct 9, 2018

Workers’ Compensation and the Nursing Profession

By |October 9th, 2018|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

While workers in construction, law enforcement, firefighting, and manufacturing suffer the bulk of workplace accidents; nurses too suffer a large proportion of workplace injuries. Nursing requires a great amount of manual labor. Nurses are at constant right of communicable diseases and infections. Nurses have just as much right to demand workers’ compensation as any other profession. Common nursing injuries Nurses are likely to suffer one or more of the following workplace accidents or illnesses during their careers: Slips and falls. Nurses are focused on helping patients move around, get in and [...]

Oct 2, 2018

Can My Mechanic Be Liable if Faulty Repairs Caused My Collision?

By |October 2nd, 2018|Car Accident|0 Comments

In some ways, you trust your mechanic like you trust your doctor. You bring in your car when it is broken, and you can trust that your mechanic will figure out what is wrong and fix it. If your mechanic does not repair your vehicle in accordance within accepted standards and practices in the industry, he or she may be liable if the broken parts cause you harm. An example of mechanic liability Your car needed new brakes before you left on a road trip, so you brought it to your [...]

Sep 25, 2018

Contesting a Will in Tennessee

By |September 25th, 2018|Probate|0 Comments

Wills can be contested for many reasons. Usually, contests are brought by relatives who were left out of a will. Anyone who thinks they should have gotten more than a will directs is likely to search for reasons to contest a will. Wills are usually contested on the following grounds: There was a later valid will. The will that is being probated isn’t valid. If there is no will, then Tennessee law directs how the assets are divided. The person who died did not have testamentary capacity to make his/her will. [...]

Sep 18, 2018

Worker Deaths on Tennessee Construction Sites Are Increasing

By |September 18th, 2018|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

According to a July 2018 report in the Knoxville News, 87 workers died in construction-related accidents (according to OSHA data) in the first quarter of 2018. OSHA, the US Occupational Safety & Health Administration, is part of the US Depart of Labor. OSHA helps monitor and educate workers and employers regarding work safety. The Knoxville News story also referenced a report by that construction, maintenance, and natural resource jobs are among the most fatal job categories in Tennessee. In just a few reported examples, one worker was killed when he [...]

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