Monthly Archives: May 2011

Questions and Answers about Tennessee Workers Compensation – Part VII

          WORKERS’ COMPENSATION REFORM ACT OF 1996  Q.        What major changes in the rights and benefits of injured workers in Tennessee resulted upon the passage of the Workers’ Compensation Reform Act of 1996?  A.        The following items are the most … Continue reading

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Questions and Answers About Tennessee Workers’ Compensation – Part VI

 Q.        If an accident at work is caused by the negligence of a party other than the employer, can the employee sue the third-party in addition to filing suit under workers’ compensation?  A.        Yes.  In situations involving third parties, it … Continue reading

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Questions and Answers About Tennessee Workers’ Compensation – Part V

Q.        If an employee suffers a heart attack at work, is that covered by workers’ compensation?  A.        Yes, if it can be shown that the employee’s work initiated, aggravated, accelerated or contributed to the heart attack.  Even if the heart … Continue reading

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Questions and Answers About Tennessee Workers’ Compensation – Part IV

Q.        If an employee is still disabled after returning to work, is he/she entitled to additional workers’ compensation benefits?  A.        In addition to weekly compensation benefits during the recovery period, the employee may be entitled to additional monetary benefits for … Continue reading

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Questions and Answers About Tennessee Workers’ Compensation – Part III

Q.        Does workers’ compensation only cover sudden or accidental injuries? A.        No.  Gradual injuries that occur over a period of time are also covered by workers’ compensation.  It is common for gradual injuries to appear in hand, arm, and shoulder … Continue reading

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