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Tag Archives: medical expenses

Work in manufacturing sector may lead to hearing loss

By John Willis |

Tennessee residents who number among the approximately 16 million people employed within the Manufacturing Sector of the U.S. workforce may be interested in learning more about the most common occupational illness recorded within this diverse group of industries: occupationally-induced hearing loss. According to the National Occupational Research Agenda, incidents of hearing loss must be… Read More »

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Understanding whiplash injuries

By John Willis |

Motorists in Tennessee may benefit from learning more about the whiplash injuries that may result from car accidents. Whiplash is a fairly common occurrence in collisions that involve a sudden acceleration or deceleration. Many whiplash injuries happen as a result of a stationary vehicle being rear-ended. Whiplash injuries are often mistreated or ignored due… Read More »

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Fiery accident in Tennessee injures 2

By John Willis |

Reportedly, two women were injured in a Nov. 7 car accident in Bristol. Police suspect one of the drivers involved in the crash was intoxicated at the time of the incident. The accident occurred at about 10:30 p.m. on State Street near the State Route 126 intersection, reportedly. That is where an eastbound Toyota… Read More »

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Tennessee woman speaks out about recent I-40 accident

By John Willis |

On Friday, Oct. 3, a six-car pile-up resulted in four injuries and the death of a family of four from Kentucky. According to investigators, the accident occurred in the evening when four vehicles collided with two vehicles that were stopped in the middle lane of Interstate 40 for an unknown reason. A Tennessee woman… Read More »

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What benefits am I entitled to after a workplace accident?

By John Willis |

Tennessee workers who are injured on the job are typically allowed workers’ compensation in most cases. Following an accident, employees could be entitled to a range of benefits depending upon the severity of the workplace injuries. However, this only applies to compensable injuries: ones that an authorized doctor has determined to be work related…. Read More »

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Multiple injuries derive from 3-vehicle accident

By John Willis |

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, an 88-year-old woman was involved in a three-vehicle crash in Greene County on Sept. 7. Two women and a minor reportedly suffered injuries in the 12:50 p.m. accident, which transpired on U.S. 11E. In connection with the accident, law enforcement officials cited the 88-year-old woman with failure to… Read More »

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Woman pleads not guilty to DUI, homicide charges in Tennessee

By John Willis |

During an arraignment in Rutherford County on Aug. 19, a 33-year-old woman pleaded not guilty to charges related to a fatal accident that happened along Interstate 24 on April 10 in Smyrna. The hit-and-run crash allegedly involved intoxication, and a 13-year-old boy died after being struck while changing a tire near the highway. The… Read More »

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Which industries are covered by workers’ comp in Tennessee?

By John Willis |

With few industry exceptions, any employer operating in Tennessee with five or more employees must carry workers’ compensation insurance coverage. Included in this number are any corporate officers and any of their employed family members, regardless of whether those corporate officers seek insurance coverage for themselves. In other words, if a corporate officer hires… Read More »

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Knoxville man killed in collision with church bus

By John Willis |

A collision on July 17 involving a church bus and two vehicles claimed the life of a 54-year-old Knoxville man. The bus driver told responding police officers that the auto accident may have been caused by a failure of his vehicle’s braking system. A representative from the Knoxville Police Department said that the bus… Read More »

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Workplace accidents such as falls can result in head injuries

By John Willis |

Injuries such as broken legs and arms can result from falls and other work accidents in Tennessee. However, other serious injuries that can result from workplace accidents include spinal injuries or brain injuries. These can alter a person’s ability to function mentally or physically. In a recent case in a different state, a person… Read More »

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