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Oct 31, 2019

Workers’ Compensation in Tennessee – Can I Purse a Better Settlement Offer?

By |October 31st, 2019|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

In Tennessee, the Workers’ Compensation system is a no-fault system. The injured worker receives benefits (medical and compensation) regardless of the responsible party in the job-related incident. The injury must have arisen out of and during the course of employment. Employers have the responsibility to pay these benefits to injured workers and they must be paid either by the employer or the employer’s insurance company. As an injured worker, accepting a settlement without a pair of eyes from an experienced workers’ compensation attorney examining every detail of the settlement may be [...]

Oct 2, 2019

The Effect of a Personal Injury Settlement or Award on Workers’ Compensation Payments

By |October 2nd, 2019|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

Many workers in Tennessee rely on their paychecks on a weekly basis to handle expenses related to mortgage, rent, food, utilities, bills, childcare, and more. However, if during the course of your work duties you get hurt, what happens? You may feel concern immediately about your health, getting better, your paycheck, and the bills that are soon to pile up. Fortunately, workers’ compensation is available to fill in the financial gaps during this difficult time. If you also obtain a personal injury settlement due to a separate incident and injury unrelated [...]

Aug 20, 2019

Overexertion Is a Leading Cause of Worksite Injuries

By |August 20th, 2019|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

Overexertion at work occurs when workers become too tired to do their jobs. This fatigue can lead to injuries because the worker doesn’t concentrate. Overexertion injuries can pull muscles, cause backaches, and create a range of health problems because the body can’t handle any extra physical or emotional pressure. According to the National Safety Council, overexertion injuries account for more than one out of every three work-related injuries. Overexertion costs more than $15 billion yearly in workers’ compensation costs. It’s the number one reason workers miss days at work. Industries most [...]

Jul 16, 2019

Workers’ Compensation for Customer Service Representatives

By |July 16th, 2019|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

Issues pertaining to workers’ compensation and the injuries that trigger these benefits are often thought of in relationship to heavy manual labor jobs such as those in the construction industry. However, the truth is that debilitating injuries can occur in almost any workplace environment, including in an office settings in which customer service representatives work. Any of these injuries can qualify the employee for workers’ comp benefits. Potential injuries sustained by customer service representatives There are various ways in which employees such as customer service representatives can suffer injuries in office [...]

Jun 18, 2019

Still Injured But Workers’ Compensation Stopped Paying: What Should I Do?

By |June 18th, 2019|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

When you suffer an injury on the job your thoughts immediately shift to being unable to pay your bills or feed your family. But, that’s the benefit of working for an employer who has workers’ compensation programs in place. As you rehabilitate your injury at home, workers’ compensation benefits activate, if you filed for them, so you don’t have to worry about paying the bills or providing for your family while injured. But what if workers’ compensation stopped paying while you are still injured? Do you know what to do next? [...]

May 21, 2019

Top 9 Work-Related Injuries for Those in the Entertainment Industry

By |May 21st, 2019|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

As a subcategory of the hospitality and leisure industries, more than 2 million workers are part of the entertainment, arts, and recreation sector. The professionals who work in these industries operate in various types of facilities and establishments that deliver entertainment, recreational, and cultural interests to customers. Although the average number of workplace injuries in this sector is about 4.2 cases per 100 workers, for workers with jobs involving spectator sports, performing arts, and other related industries, the rate is even higher at 4.7 per 100. General injury risks in the [...]

Apr 23, 2019

Workers’ Compensation and Burn Injuries

By |April 23rd, 2019|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

Burns can prevent workers from doing their job. Some burns heal quickly. Some burns require long-term care. Sadly, there are workers who do die due to severe burn injuries. Burns are usually categorized by their severity. First-degree burns are fairly mild, and don’t penetrate the skin too deeply. Second-degree burns damage the external skin and the layer under the skin. Third-degree burns damage and may permanently destroy the deepest skin layer and underlying tissue. Fourth-degree burns are usually fatal. Common causes of burn injuries Most burns occur at home, but on-the-job [...]

Mar 25, 2019

Can I Claim Workers’ Compensation if an Old Injury Comes Back?

By |March 25th, 2019|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

Putting in a claim for workers’ compensation benefits is commonplace in all types of workplaces in Tennessee and Georgia. There are many reasons why an employee might have to file a claim for these benefits, including suffering an injury in an accident on the property, while driving a company vehicle, or when traveling for work. But, can you claim workers’ compensation when a prior injury was exacerbated while doing something at work? What are some common pre-existing conditions? Some of the most common pre-existing conditions that employees have when filing for [...]

Feb 19, 2019

Wrongful Termination After Seeking Workers’ Compensation in Tennessee

By |February 19th, 2019|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

Employees in the state of Tennessee are owed two-thirds of their lost wages and payment of their medical expenses if they have suffered a work-related accident or occupational illness. This is true regardless of who is at fault for the injury or illness. Generally, employers are required to carry workers’ compensation benefits to cover these eventualities. When employees assert their right to workers’ comp benefits, employers are not permitted to retaliate against these workers, including in the form of wrongful termination. Unfortunately, employers and their insurance companies too often attempt to [...]

Jan 22, 2019

What Rights Does the Employer Have to Your Workers’ Compensation Medical Record?

By |January 22nd, 2019|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

Employers will often seek to minimize your injuries. They’ll argue that you weren’t really hurt. They’ll say you should have returned to work by now. Employers and their insurance companies will try to blame your injuries on other medical conditions. Employees should understand that there are limits in Tennessee to what types of medical information about workers employers can obtain. Generally, employers are not entitled to request your medical health records from your doctors without your consent or a Court order. The employer’s right to request a medical records release authorization [...]

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