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Tag Archives: Clinton Workers Compensation Lawyer

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What Happens If My Employer Violates an Agreement to Pay Medical Benefits Under Workers’ Compensation?

By Brad Burnette |

Obtaining workers’ compensation benefits is a struggle for many Tennessee employees. Although the law is designed to provide no-fault benefits to injured workers, some employers balk at paying for legitimate medical expenses incurred as the result of on-the-job injuries. When this happens, the employee must make the effort to force the employer’s hand in… 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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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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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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Should Company Executives Be Criminally Liable for Employee Deaths?

By Brad Burnette |

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 4,821 employees throughout the United States died on the job in 2014. Thousands more suffered serious injuries in the course of their employment. While many of us tend to write these statistics off as simple “accidents,” the truth is that many employers are negligent with… Read More »

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Can I Lose Workers’ Compensation Benefits If I Fail to Provide a Complete Medical History?

By Brad Burnette |

Workers’ compensation is designed to protect employees who are injured on the job. But employers—and their insurance companies—often look for any angle they can to avoid paying what are supposed to be no-fault benefits. And while there are legitimate exceptions under Tennessee workers’ compensation law, as an injured employee you should not back down… Read More »

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Bruce Fox Partner and Co-Founder of Fox & Farley named to Advisory Council on Workers’ Compensation by Governor Bill Haslem

By John Willis |

Bruce Fox was recently appointed to the Tennessee Advisory Council on Workers’ Compensation by Governor Bill Haslam after an aggressive search for candidates. The Govvernor stated that Bruce’s individual characteristics and professional qualifications were exceptional among the number of nominees who expressed interest. His appointment became effective July 1, 2016 and runs through June… Read More »

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Tennessee Court Rules Widow’s Estate May Pursue Workers’ Compensation Benefits

By Brad Burnette |

Tennessee workers’ compensation law provides for death benefits in the event you are killed in a workplace accident. In cases where a deceased employee leaves a surviving spouse and one or more dependent children, Tennessee law provides the employer (or its insurance carrier) must pay a death benefit equal to two-thirds of the employee’s… Read More »

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Do Not Let a Strong “Work Ethic” Deter You from Seeking Workers’ Compensation

By John Willis |

Many workers are injured on the job and yet fail to file a workers’ compensation claim, often because they think the injury is not that severe, they are afraid of losing their job, or they simply have a strong work ethic. Unfortunately, many employers take advantage of these honest employees by denying valid workers’… Read More »

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The Challenges in Bringing an Asbestos-Related Workers’ Compensation Claim

By Brad Burnette |

While workplace accidents and injuries happen in every industry, energy and atomic workers are especially at-risk given their exposure to chemicals, asbestos, and radiation. While the Tennessee workers’ compensation system is supposed to protect energy and atomic workers, employers will employ every legal means at their disposal to avoid paying benefits. And a recent… Read More »

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