Workers’ compensation is designed to provide assistance and compensation for workers who are injured on the job while also protecting employers from potential lawsuits. In exchange for receiving workers’ compensation benefits, you waive the right to sue your employer for a work-related injury. However, even if you cannot sue your employer for injuries you sustained at work, you may still need an attorney.
As an injured worker, you have rights and legal options! Learn more about your potential options after a work-related injury or accident. Call us directly at (423) 536-6220 or fill out an online form to get started on your free consultation.
Tennessee workers’ compensation laws are complex, including several provisions applicable to specific types of injuries. Navigating the system while trying to recover from serious injuries can be overwhelming and lawsuits may still be an option in cases where a third party (such as an equipment manufacturer) shares in the blame. Our Morristown workers’ compensation lawyers at The Terry Law Firm have helped injured workers and families across East Tennessee deal with job-related accidents and occupational diseases, and fight for the full compensation they are entitled to.
Most employers in Tennessee subscribe to the workers’ compensation system ad only companies with less than five employees are exempt, and there are exceptions for the coal mining and construction industries. Workers’ compensation benefits for eligible employees may cover medical benefits, temporary, or permanent total disability benefits, or death benefits payable to a spouse or next-of-kin.
Because the benefits can be substantial, employers and their insurance carriers carefully scrutinize any potential workers’ compensation claim and they often try to deny legitimate claims in the hopes of saving money. Employers have lawyers, insurance companies, and other experts on their side, you deserve an experienced legal team working on yours.
Our Morristown workers' compensation lawyers know how to properly file claims and fight for the benefits you need. Learn more by calling us at (423) 536-6220 and scheduling a free consultation.