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A Common Workers’ Compensation Mistake: Failure to Inform Your Doctor the Effect of Your Injury on Your Work

procedure must be followed in order for them to file a Tennessee Workers’ Compensation claim and in order for them to be able to receive this compensation. However, there are many mistakes several employees make during the process of their lawsuit or even before their lawsuit that make proving the…

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Another Common Workers’ Compensation Mistake: Talking About Your Lawsuit, Your Employer, the Insurance Company, or Seeking Legal Advice from your Doctor

Tennessee workers’ compensation cases can be tricky to process and prove in court even when all the steps are followed properly. They can become even more difficult when common mistakes are made during the process. Another one of the most common mistakes that people may make during a workers’ compensation…

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Another Common Tennessee Worker’s Compensation Mistake: Failure to be Honest with the Doctor about Medical History and Personal Habits

Tennessee workers’ compensation claims can be complicated to win in court if the case lacks credibility or if the injury itself is called in question. This can happen most often if an employee fails to be totally honest with their doctor about their medical history and personal habits as well…

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2nd Most Common Worker’s Compensation Mistake: Failure to Seek Medical Attention Soon After Injury

Tennessee worker’s compensation claims may be difficult to prove in court if a specific procedure is not followed by the employee and their employer soon after the injury has occurred. In the past few blogs, I have looked at common mistakes made in Tennessee worker’s compensation cases. Another mistake I…

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Common Mistakes Made in Tennessee Workers Compensation Claims

The Tennessee Workers Compensation Law can be very unforgiving when employees make innocent mistakes. One of the most common mistakes we see is a failure to report your work injury. In Tennessee you must report your injury within thirty (30) days. Although, there are exceptions to this harsh rule the…

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Tennessee Supreme Court Rules Injury Caused by Dog Compensable under Workers’ Compensation Law

In Tennessee and all over the country, when employees injury themselves on the job or while performing job related tasks, they can file a workers’ compensation claim and have their medical expenses covered by their employer. In some cases however, it is difficult to determine whether or not certain injuries…

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Fraudulent Work Comp Claims Hurt the People that Really Need the Benefits

Knock on wood I have never had a client try to pursue a fraudulent Tennessee workers compensation case. I have had people call me that I felt they were trying to game the system and have promptly refused to represent those workers. However, I have represented hundreds of good hard…

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Tennessee Labor Lawyer Jim Higgins discusses impact of federal law on workers comp cases

Employment lawyer, Jim Higgins, Discusses how the federal law can impact a Tennessee Work Comp Claim. You can watch the interview below:   If you have a question regarding a Tennessee Workers Compensation Case or employment law case please feel free to contact our office.