This week alone more than 1000 workers in Tennessee have lost their job. Many of my prior workers compensation clients have called to see if there is anything that can be done other than unemployment benefits Sometimes we can give these folks some more financial help.
In addition to unemployment benefits you can often re-open your workers compensation case to obtain additional compensation. Specifically, as many know your comp award is limited if you return to work for the same rate of pay. However, if you loose the job within a certain amount of time you can reopen the case to go beyond the cap. Because of the poor economy we have filed many new reconsideration claims. It will not got your job back but it can help in these tough times.
If you have lost your job and had a prior workmans compensation claim feel free to call or email my office to see if we can help. We handle workman’s compensation cases throughout TN.