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Tag Archives: Workplace injuries

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Can I Sue My Employer If I Am Exposed to Dangerous Chemicals at Work?

By John Willis |

Many Tennessee workers are exposed to hazardous working conditions, such as toxic exposure to dangerous chemicals, and develop significant medical problems as a result. Such workers may be entitled to workers’ compensation or civil damages through a personal injury lawsuit. A key to collecting damages, however, is proving that an employee’s injuries were actually… Read More »

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How Long Do I Have to File a Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Claim?

By John Willis |

Tennessee workers’ compensation law allows employees to seek a “benefits review conference” (BRC) if their employer denies benefits for any reason. The burden is on the employee to seek a BRC by filing a “request for assistance” with the Tennessee Department of Labor. This is similar to a filing a complaint in order to… Read More »

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Can I Lose Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Not Following Safety Rules?

By Brad Burnette |

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 »

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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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