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Category Archives: Workplace Accidents

Explosion at PSC Metals Results in Worker Injuries

By Fox Farley Willis & Burnette |

Roane County, TN (March 18, 2021) Law enforcement reports that an explosion occurred on March 18th that led to injuries. A spokesperson for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives reports that they are working to determine the cause of a blast. The Knox County Sheriff’s Office Bomb and Explosives as well as… Read More »

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Man Injured in Oliver Springs Work Accident

By Fox Farley Willis & Burnette |

Oliver Springs, TN (December 23, 2020) An alderman was airlifted to the University of Tennessee Medical Center on December 23rd after a workplace accident injured the man’s left arm and hands. Since being airlifted, the man’s vital signs have been reported to be in good condition. The injury to the man’s left arm and… Read More »

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Worker Seriously Injured After Fall in Crossville

By Fox Farley Willis & Burnette |

Crossville, TN (November 10, 2020) Emergency workers in Crossville responded to the Crossings Shopping Center by North Main Street late on the morning of November 10th after a worker fell inside a business while performing construction. Early reports about the accident reveal that the worker incurred serious injuries in the fall. A helicopter landed… Read More »

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How Do I Prove My Injury Is Job-Related for Purposes of Workers’ Compensation?

By Brad Burnette |

Causation is critical to establishing a workers’ compensation claim in Tennessee. In other words, you cannot receive benefits from your employer unless you can prove that your injury is directly related to your employment. A workers’ compensation official will not accept conjecture or speculation that merely suggests the injury could be work-related. Panel Denies… Read More »

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Are Temp Agency Workers Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

By Brad Burnette |

Tennessee employers have a legal obligation to maintain a safe work environment. This includes not only ensuring the condition of all facilities and equipment, but also providing employees with adequate safety training. If negligence in these areas leads to a workplace accident, the employer is automatically liable for paying workers’ compensation benefits–and in some… Read More »

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Can I Collect Workers’ Compensation If I Just Quit My Job?

By Brad Burnette |

Tennessee workers’ compensation covers employees who are injured in the course of their employment. To give a simple example, if you fall at work and break your leg, your employer is responsible for paying your medical expenses and lost wages regardless of who was at fault for the accident. But your employer is not… Read More »

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Can I Be “Partially” Disabled Under Workers’ Compensation?

By John Willis |

Workers’ compensation is one of the more complicated areas of personal injury law. One reason for this is benefits are classified based on the type of injury suffered and the employee’s projected ability to resume working. An employee may have a “permanent” injury that does not necessarily render them totally disabled. Court Rejects Delivery… Read More »

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Can I Sue My Employer If I Am Exposed to Dangerous Chemicals at Work?

By John Willis |

Many Tennessee workers are exposed to hazardous working conditions, such as toxic exposure to dangerous chemicals, and develop significant medical problems as a result. Such workers may be entitled to workers’ compensation or civil damages through a personal injury lawsuit. A key to collecting damages, however, is proving that an employee’s injuries were actually… Read More »

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Tennessee Court Rules Undocumented Immigrants Entitled to Full Workers’ Compensation Benefits

By Brad Burnette |

Workers’ compensation is supposed to protect employees who are injured on the job. If an employee who suffers a permanent partial disability fails to make a “meaningful return to work,” Tennessee workers’ compensation allows him or her to receive a higher award of benefits than if they are able to work again. The point… Read More »

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When Is a Tennessee Worker Entitled to “Permanent Total Disability” Benefits?

By John Willis |

Tennessee’s workers’ compensation system provides different levels of benefits depending on the extent of an employee’s injuries. In addition to covering your medical expenses arising from an on-the-job injury, workers’ compensation also entitles you to partial replacement of any lost wages. And in severe cases where an injury renders you unable to return to… Read More »

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