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Tag Archives: Work Injuries


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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Can My Employer Deny Workers’ Compensation Benefits If I Take Sleeping Pills?

By Brad Burnette |

In theory, workers’ compensation is supposed to provide “no-fault” benefits to employees injured on the job. But Tennessee law makes a special exception if the employee is found to have used drugs or alcohol prior to an accident. If an employer maintains a state-approved “drug free workplace” program, the employee may be denied workers’… 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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