Upholding The Rights Of Injured Workers In Tennessee
Our attorneys at Blount Law Firm, PLLC, are committed to helping workers obtain the financial assistance they are entitled to under the law. We have years of experience advocating for injured workers and throughout the Mid-South region. We understand the workers’ compensation program and how to file a proper claim. We will guide you through this process, answer your questions and work to find a resolution to protect your future.
What To Know About Workers’ Compensation
Workers are protected under the workers’ compensation program following workplace accidents. Workers’ compensation benefits can help pay for medical care and lost wages due to a workplace injury, but things are not always so cut and dried after a worker notifies the employer of an injury.
The workers’ compensation program is constantly being evaluated and changed, leading many injured victims scrambling to adhere to new legislation or find other means to pay for their medical treatments and everyday expenses.
After a work accident, injured workers are entitled to:
- Medical care and expenses covered by their employer
- Temporary disability benefits for missed work if they miss more than seven days
- Receive 66 2/3 percent of weekly wages paid
Questions about work accidents and your rights? Visit our Work Accident FAQs page to get answers.
Tips For Filing A Workers’ Compensation Claim
When it comes to filing a workers’ compensation claim, knowledge is certainly power. Understanding the proper filing procedure can save you from the inconvenience of a denied claim and a lengthy appeals process.
Several steps must be taken to successfully file a claim:
- You must document your injury in person or in writing immediately.
- You must notify your employer.
- You must file a workers’ compensation claim.
- You must comply with your insurance carrier to investigate and validate your claim.
- You must undergo a new doctor evaluation after obtaining maximum medical improvement.
- You must appeal your claim if it has been denied.
To help improve your chances of obtaining payment for your injuries, we will work closely with you to gather all necessary information and documents, complete the claims form and file the claim for payment. Our lawyers are here for you. Our goal is to help you get the compensation you deserve after an accident so you can recover from your work-related injuries without worrying about how to make ends meet.
Review our Steps To Take After An Accident to learn about what to do after being injured on the job.
Schedule A Free Consultation
We are available to answer your questions and address your concerns as they arise. You deserve to receive the benefits you are entitled to after an accident. Let us help you. Call 901-617-1196 or fill out our contact form to arrange a free consultation.