A Workers’ Compensation lawyer in Tennessee who fights for clients!
Your job is important, but your health, safety and well-being should always be your Number 1 priority. On-the-job injuries in Tennessee happen every day. Unfortunately, many folks don't understand their legal rights and fail to take proper steps to protect themselves.
Did you know that in Tennessee, every business owner with more than five employees must carry Workers' Compensation insurance? And, all construction businesses must carry workers' compensation insurance, even if they have only one employee. The law is designed to assist employees who may be unable to work due to their injury or occupational disease. Without the law, injured workers and their dependents may experience financial ruin.
If you sustain a workplace injury, you are entitled under Tennessee law to file a workers' compensation claim. You may be eligible to receive disability benefits, including wage replacement benefits as well as lifetime medical benefits and a cash lump sum for any permanent injury. (Workers' compensation is also known as "workmen's comp.")
We also help individuals who have returned to work, and then lose their jobs. If you are dismissed from work within 400 weeks (about seven years and eight months) from the date you returned to work, you may be entitled to a reconsideration of your case and an additional cash lump sum.
This recovery may be equal to or more than the cash lump sum you originally collected from your employer or its insurance company. If you have been hurt, recovered permanent disability and then lost you job later on, call or e-mail us for a free evaluation.
What you should know about Tennessee workers' compensation
Some employers may not tell their workers about their rights. For example, you may not realize that you are supposed to report your workman's comp claim within 30 days of being injured.
The employer may tell you that you can't make a claim because you did not make a written report. Tennessee workers' compensation law allows reporting an on-the-job injury at anytime if you have a good excuse.
Also, you are entitled to choose from a panel of three doctors for your medical treatment. It's important to have this choice. Otherwise, the insurance company or your employer may assign you a doctor who they know will make decisions that benefit the company, rather than the injured worker.
While you may be friendly with your bosses, an injury can quickly change your relationship with the company. The employer and the insurance company are not working in your best interests. In some cases, a workers' compensation claim gets denied unjustly. It's not fair, but you have options.
For peace of mind, you should not hesitate to contact an experienced workers' compensation lawyer if you or someone you love has been injured on the job. If you need assistance with your workers' comp claim, call or email our firm for a free consultation. An experienced and aggressive workers' comp lawyer may be able to help you receive all the benefits you deserve.
Workers' compensation claims and your rights
Workers' compensation covers many different types of accidents, from construction accidents to workplace automobile accidents. In some cases, our lawyers may be able to help you obtain compensation by examining any potential third party liability (a claim against someone other than your employer).
We understand how frustrating a workplace injury in Tennessee can be. Without an attorney on your side, you may get pushed around by the insurance company or the management at your company. At Meade Injury Law Group, we have experience getting results for clients. The following are some of the benefits you may be entitled to receive:
- Medical treatment
- A portion of your weekly wages
- A cash lump sum payment of compensation for permanent or permanent partial disabilities
- A death benefit to your survivors if death results from your work-related injury
An attorney can help you if your claim is denied or if you are unable to return to work. Our lawyers are prepared to help guide you through the process, from filing a claim to collecting your benefits.
Level the playing field with a Tennessee workers' compensation attorney
Contact a workers' compensation attorney today. We are prepared to analyze your potential case and provide an honest assessment. At Meade Injury Law Group, we are dedicated to helping injured workers in Tennessee. Please get in touch with us for your free consultation.
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