Category Archives: Workers’ Compensation

What Benefits Does Workers’ Comp Include?

January 12, 2015

If you were injured at your place of work, you are entitled to certain workers’ compensation benefits, especially if the accident that caused your injury was the fault of a coworker, employer, or machine malfunction. Before accepting a settlement, however, it is important to speak with a competent and experienced injury lawyer who can help […]

When Can You Sue for a Workplace Injury?

December 4, 2014

How to Pursue the Maximum Compensation for Your Injury If you suffered an injury at your place of work, our personal injury attorneys in Bellevue, TN want you to know that you have options. In addition to a claim for workers compensation, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against negligent parties. […]

Understanding the Rights of Whistleblowers

September 23, 2014

A “whistleblower” is a person who brings attention to fraudulent actions of a large entity such as a government office or a healthcare provider. Before Congress enacted legislation, a whistleblower did not have any protections under the law and these individuals were subjected to reprisals by their employers including termination, demotion, and intimidation. Today, however, […]

History of Mesothelioma & Asbestos Lawsuits

July 18, 2014

Mesothelioma is an aggressive form of cancer found in the membrane lining of the lungs, abdomen, and heart cavities, with more than 2,000 new cases diagnosed in the U.S. each year. The primary cause of this cancer is repeated exposure to asbestos, naturally occurring minerals found in many commercial and industrial materials. Items such as […]

Bill Haslam Signs New Workers’ Comp Law

May 30, 2013

Governor Bill Haslam signed a new law earlier this month, changing the Workers’ Compensation system in Tennessee. A majority of the new law won’t take effect until July 2014, however, some terms will take effect immediately. This new system places workers’ compensation cases under a state agency supervised by an administrator of Governor Haslam’s choice, […]

New Conditions Included in Fast Track Disability Process

March 21, 2013

A news release from the Social Security Administration may bring relief to those who are suffering and need disability benefits. Commissioner of Social Security, Michael J. Astrue, announced that 35 Compassionate Allowances conditions have been added to the fast track disability process. This brings the current number of Compassionate Allowances conditions to 200. The fast […]