Tag Archives: Tennessee Workers Compensation Attorneys
Can I Receive Permanent Disability Benefits If I Am Unable to Return to Work?
There are multiple kinds of workers’ compensation benefits available under Tennessee law. If an on-the-job accident leaves you with a permanent impairment but you are still able to work in some capacity, a workers’ compensation judge will award you permanent partial disability (PPD) benefits. But if you are unable to return to any kind… Read More »
Is Sexual Assault at Work Covered Under Workers’ Compensation?
Under normal circumstances, if you are injured on the job your employer is required to pay workers’ compensation benefits to compensate you for medical expenses and lost wages. Workers’ compensation in Tennessee is designed to be an “exclusive remedy”–i.e., you cannot file a separate personal injury lawsuit against your employer. But what if your… Read More »
Tennessee Court Rules Undocumented Immigrants Entitled to Full Workers’ Compensation Benefits
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 »
Can My Employer Reassign Me to a Lower-Paying Job to Avoid Workers’ Compensation?
The Tennessee workers’ compensation system is designed to protect employees who are unable to return to work following an on-the-job injury. One way the law protects employees is by awarding higher benefits in cases where the injured employee does not have a “meaningful return to work” following an accident. A “meaningful” return means, among… Read More »
Can I Lose Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Not Following Safety Rules?
If you are injured in the course of your employment, you have the right to seek workers’ compensation benefits to cover your medical care and lost wages. But there are certain restrictions that apply to employees under Tennessee’s workers’ compensation system. For instance, an employer does not have to pay workers’ compensation if an… Read More »
Should Company Executives Be Criminally Liable for Employee Deaths?
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 »
Bruce Fox Partner and Co-Founder of Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette named to Advisory Council on Workers’ Compensation by Governor Bill Haslem
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 »
Tennessee Court Rules Widow’s Estate May Pursue Workers’ Compensation Benefits
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 »
Do Not Let a Strong “Work Ethic” Deter You from Seeking Workers’ Compensation
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 »
Does My Employer Have to Pay If I Am Injured While Returning to the Office?
A car accident can leave you with serious, long-term injuries which may prevent you from returning to work. And if your accident occurred in the course of your employment, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. It is therefore critical to understand the difference between an accident which occurs while commuting to work—which… Read More »