Category Archives: Miscellaneous

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

Posted in Miscellaneous, Workers' Compensation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Miscellaneous, Workers' Compensation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Questions and Answers About Tennessee Workers’ Compensation – Part II

Q.        If an employer insists that an injured employee see only the company doctor,     does the employee have to agree to that?  A.        No.  The employer is required by law to provide an injured employee a list of three … Continue reading

Posted in Miscellaneous, Workers' Compensation | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Questions and Answers About Tennessee Workers’ Compensation – Part I

Q.        What laws protect employees who are injured on the job? A.        The Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Law provides monetary benefits to most men and women who are injured while working for Tennessee employers or while working Tennessee. Q.        Are there often … Continue reading

Posted in Miscellaneous, Workers' Compensation | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

THE ADA AND TENNESSEE WORKERS COMPENSATION

While the employer has an incentive to return an employee back to work both under the workers’ compensation statute and the ADA, it is generally understood that ADA compliance and/or action cannot be considered in determining the amount of vocational … Continue reading

Posted in Miscellaneous | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment