Have You Been Injured at Work? We’re Here to Help.
The number of workplace injuries occurring in Tennessee has decreased over the years according to the Tennessee Department of Labor. Despite this decrease, there is still a large amount of individuals named by a workplace accident. Per statistics released by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, 4,628 workers suffered fatal accidents while on the job. In addition, thousands of others suffered injuries while at work. Fortunately, workers’ compensation is established for the purpose of financially compensating individuals who are injured at work.
The workers’ compensation program also helps families of decedents who lost their life from a fatal workplace accident. At Bill Easterly & Associates, our team of personal injury lawyers is committed to helping injured workers pursue the workers’ compensation benefits they deserve. We have more than 25 years of combined experience practicing personal injury law in Nashville that we can put to use to fight for you.
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How Do I File for Workers’ Compensation?
Our Nashville work injury attorneys can help you obtain just compensation if you have suffered injury at work. You could only have 30 days to report the injury from the date the accident occurred so it is essential to contact our office as soon as possible after you are injured.
If you are seeking workers’ compensation benefits, the following steps should be taken:
- Get immediate medical care
- Fill out the claim form from your employer
- If the claim is disputed: get help from your attorney
- If your claim is not disputed: insurance company will contact you
After the injury-causing incident, you will have to choose a doctor who will play a large role in your workers’ compensation claim. We can assist you in choosing a doctor who can meet your unique needs. While you are under the care of your physician, it is important that you attend all of your scheduled appointments because failure to attend a scheduled appointment could potentially result in the insurance carrier terminating your temporary disability benefits.
Helping Victims of Workplace Injuries in Nashville
Filing for workers’ compensation can be a complicated process, which is why it is recommended that you work with a professional lawyer. At our personal injury firm, we understand how frustrating it can be to have to put your career on hold. For that reason, our personal injury lawyers work tirelessly to make sure that our clients receive the benefits they deserve during their time of being unable to return to work.
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At Bill Easterly & Associates, we only operate on a contingency fee basis, which means that you do not pay us anything unless we are able to help you win compensation for you. No matter how complicated your situation may seem, you can trust that our injury attorneys will do everything in our power to put your mind is at ease so that you can focus on your recovery – rather than worry about medical bills.
To take steps toward recovery, call our Nashville offices to learn about the representation that we provide!