Tag Archives: Workplace accidents
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 »
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 »
When Is It Too Late to File for Workers’ Compensation?
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 »
Nashville metro worker crushed by garbage truck
When it comes to workplace accidents, the “workplace” does not always have to be a fixed physical location, such as an office, factory or construction site. For purposes of workers compensation benefits eligibility, it may be said that “The workplace is where the worker is.” What this means is that if work-related travel is… Read More »
Is my injury covered by workers’ compensation benefits?
Getting injured on the job and being left unable to work can be incredibly frustrating. Luckily, workers’ compensation benefits can help you out while you are recovering so you don’t have to worry about missing mortgage payments and other bills. But some injuries are not covered by workers’ compensation. In general, your injury (either… Read More »
Work injuries and workers’ compensation
There can be and sometimes is a difference between how something “looks on paper” and how it works in actual practice. Workers’ compensation claims in Tennessee are one example of how this distinction can occur. Theoretically, at least, receiving workers’ compensation benefits should be simple. You are injured in a work-related accident, or incur… Read More »
Explosion at construction site injures worker
One of the things that makes construction such a potentially hazardous occupation is the fact that workers on job sites are never completely safe no matter what they are doing. Even activities that one would think pose no particular risk can carry concealed dangers. As a recent example, consider what happened during work on… Read More »
Construction accidents can be complicated
The nature of the construction industry makes this line of work risky. Every day, construction workers are exposed to workplace hazards, like heavy machinery, defective equipment, and falls from scaffolds. If you were injured at a construction site, you should consider contacting an experienced attorney. Construction accidents can become very complicated. The attorney can… Read More »
Wide range of injuries eligible for workers’ compensation
Tennessee workers may not be aware of the broad spectrum of injuries that can be the basis for filing a workers’ compensation claim. Some people may assume that workers’ compensation is mainly for people who die in an explosion or throw their backs out lifting heavy machinery parts, but a wide range of injuries… Read More »