Good news for other lawyers that practice workman’s compensation law in Tennessee. As you are all aware it can often be challenging to find out if an employer had workers comp insurance and the identity of the work comp insurance company. The TN dept. of labor has now added a page to their website where you can verify an employer has coverage and obtain the identity of the insurance company. The like to the site can be found here.
This should also help employees confirm their company has coverage in case they are hurt on the job. After practicing work comp law for so many years I have often seen employees not realize that their boss didn’t have work comp coverage until after they suffered an injury. Unfortunately, learning this after an injury is too late and can leave the employee in desperate condition. As such, if you are starting with a new company I suggest you verify coverage through the state’s website. This is especially true if you are working for a small company as that is generally where we see a lack of coverage.
If you have any questions about a Tennessee Workers Compensation Claim, feel fee to call our office at 800-705-2121.