You have the right to a safe and healthy workplace. If you have suffered an injury on the job, or have become sick as a result of a workplace condition, make sure you know what benefits and compensation you might be eligible to receive under Tennessee’s workers’ compensation laws. Workers’ compensation is a unique area of the law with many specific requirements and deadlines to meet. The regulations can be complex and confusing, and if you fail to follow all of the procedures, you may lose some or all of your rights even if you have a good case.
You also should be aware that many employers – and their insurance companies – have their own attorneys whose main goal is to deny your claim or provide you with only a small amount of compensation. In some instances, legitimate claims may be denied by aggressive insurance companies. An insurer may argue that you have not been injured, or that the injury you suffered does not qualify for workers compensation benefits. In this situation, you may unfairly lose important, much-needed benefits. At Moore & Hedges, we represent consumers, not insurance companies, and we fight for our clients.
Each case is unique, but if you have been injured on the job, benefits you may be entitled to receive include the following:
- Medical Treatment
- Prescription Costs
- Travel Costs
- Loss of Earnings (Past and Future)
- Pain and Suffering
- Temporary Disability Payments
- Permanent Disability Payments
If you have suffered an on-the-job injury or illness, do not wait. You can lose your right to receive any compensation for work injuries if they are not reported in time or filed within the applicable statute of limitations. Additionally, make sure you contact an experienced workers’ compensation attorney. Unless your attorney has a full knowledge and understanding of this unique area of the law, you may not be informed of all of your available options or whether your case is being treated properly. At Moore & Hedges, your rights are our number one priority, and our attorneys have the knowledge and experience that is necessary to get you the benefits you deserve.
Workers’ compensation clients of Moore & Hedges have no up-front charges. If you do not receive any money, there are no attorneys’ fees. Call us today to schedule your free and confidential consultation.