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Are Car Accidents Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

Car accidents are a common cause of workplace injuries and may be covered by an employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. However, employees who were injured in a work-related car accident must take certain steps to ensure they are filing a valid claim. The… Read More

Can I Sue My Employer for a Work-Related Injury?

If you are injured in a work-related accident, you are entitled compensation for medical bills and partial lost wages through workers’ compensation. In exchange for this no-fault compensation, employees give up their right to file a lawsuit against their… Read More

Frequently Asked Questions about Workers’ Compensation

Because workplace accidents can occur in a variety of industries and can cause serious financial strain on an injured worker, most employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. If you were harmed performing your job’s regular duties,… Read More

Should I Hire a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?

If you have been injured on the job or diagnosed with an illness or condition stemming from your employment, you can file for workers’ compensation. During this time, it may be in your best interest to consult with an experienced workers’ compensation… Read More

Types of Workers' Compensation Benefits in Tennessee

Under Tennessee’s Workers’ Compensation Act, an employee who has sustained a work-related injury could be entitled to medical treatment and temporary disability benefits. An employee must inform his or her supervisor of the injury no later than 15 days… Read More

Number of U.S. Fatal Work Injuries Increased in 2015

The number of fatalities caused by workplace injuries rose in 2015 to the highest number since 2008, according to a new report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The report, referred to as the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI),… Read More

Tennessee Workers’ Compensation: Am I Eligible?

Tennessee workers have the right to file a workers’ compensation claim if their injuries directly resulted from an on-the-job accident or if their condition developed due to workplace exposure or repetitive activity. What injuries and illnesses are eligible? Per… Read More

Top 10 Workplace Safety Violations of 2016

An annual list of common health and safety violations has been released by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that details findings from nearly 32,000 workplace violations. More than 4,500 workplace fatalities occurred in the past… Read More

Workplace Deaths in Tennessee Increased in First Seven Months of 2016

According to the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration (TOSHA), there have been 22 work-related fatalities in the first seven months of 2016, including 10 in July alone. If fatalities continue to occur at this pace, there could be a… Read More

OSHA Warning Employers About Heat Safety for Workers

As summer temperatures soar, people who work outside are more at-risk for heat-related illness. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is reminding employers about the dangers of over exposure to heat. Heat illness impacted 2,630 workers… Read More

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