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Tag Archives: Knoxville Workers Compensation Lawyers

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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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When Is It Too Late to File for Workers’ Compensation?

By John Willis |

If you are injured on the job, it is important to promptly notify your employer and, if necessary, apply for workers’ compensation benefits. Under Tennessee law, a workers’ compensation claim is barred unless it is brought within one year of “the accident resulting in the injury.” However, there are cases where an employee does… 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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Will Tennessee “Privatize” Workers’ Compensation?

By Brad Burnette |

Having radically changed the state’s workers’ compensation rules two years ago, Tennessee legislators may go one step further and allow large employers to opt out of the system altogether. Under bills pending before both houses of the Tennessee General Assembly, a “qualified employer” could be “exempt from the Workers’ Compensation law” if it establishes… Read More »

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Holding Manufacturers Responsible for Fatal Workplace Accidents

By Brad Burnette |

Thousands of Tennessee workers suffer serious workplace injuries every year. Tragically, some of these workplace injuries result in death. While some of these cases may truly be accidental or unavoidable, many workplace injuries and fatalities are the result of an employer’s negligence and insufficient safety practices. Unfortunately for workers and their families, employers are… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation Under Attack from Big Business

By John Willis |

The idea behind workers’ compensation is simple: When an employee is injured, or even killed, in a workplace accident, the employer agrees to pay a fixed amount of benefits. Workers’ compensation is thus supposed to provide a safety net for workers so they can receive compensation without having to fight their employer in court…. Read More »

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Is an Employer Liable for an Employee Injured During a Robbery?

By John Willis |

Workers’ compensation provides benefits for employees injured “in the course of employment.” Obviously, this means an employer is liable when an employee is injured at work. But what about cases where an employee is not at their normal work station or outside the employer’s property? Tennessee courts recognize what is known as the “street-risk”… Read More »

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