As a result of our struggling economy many Tennessee Workers have been laid off from work. In fact, over the past couple of months Whirlpool, GM, and Summit have announced layoffs and closings leaving hundreds of Tennesseans without employment.
One benefit that many of these workers may have that they are unaware of is they can often reopen old workmans compensation cases to obtain more money for their injuries. In Tennessee work comp cases are capped if a worker returns to the same employer at the same wage after the injury. However, he or she lost the job to no fault of their own they can ofter reopen their cases for more compensation. There are certain time limits that apply but a lawyer will be able to help you with these issues fairly quickly.
If you had a prior compensation claim and have lost your job within the past year through no fault of your own, please feel free to contact our office to discuss your rights.