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Crane Operator Awarded 3.4 Million in Construction Injury Lawsuit

Mr. John Robert Williams Jr., was recently awarded 3.4 million dollars in a jury trial. A crane operator, he had filed a lawsuit after suffering a severe brain injury and becoming blind. This construction accident occurred when he was operating a crane in tandem with another crane operator. At the…

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Tennessee Legislature Appears More Concerned about Insurance Companies than TN Workers

A glimpse into the true feeling of the anit-worker Tennessee legislature came to light this week. While speaking to what was believe to be lobbyist or constitutes a representative was heard saying that he was going to “ram” the new Tennessee Workers Compensation Bill through his committee. You can read…

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CORPORATE WELFARE COMING TO TENNESSEE VIA WORKERS COMPENSATION REFORM

Our workers compensation system was established to help people get back to work and provide reasonable financial help to injured workers who suffer from life changing injuries. It simply ensures necessary medical treatment and a modest recovery to help offset loss of future wages. It does not make anyone rich,…

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Tennessee Worker’s Compensation Reform is Looming. Employees Beware

Governor Haslam and the Tennessee Legislature have vowed to overhaul the Tennessee Workers Compensation System. They claim that our system is too costly. So the solution to reduce the costs is to cut benefits to injured workers. This race to cut benefits will result in costs to the state and…

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Titan Settles Tennessee Workers Compensation Case

There seems to be a common perception that Tennessee Workmen’s Compensation cases involve only factory workers or truck drivers. Although, that is a significant portion of the cases due to the inherent dangerous nature of those jobs, there are many other types of work comp cases out there. One recent…

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HOW THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT AND FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE ACT CAN PROTECT INJURED TENNESSEE WORKERS

Almost all of my workers compensation clients ask: “What are my employment rights now that I have been injured at work?” Although the answer to this question varies from case to case, we often find protections for our client outside of the Tennessee Workers Compensation Act. The most common protections…