Workers’ Comp Lawyers in Sevierville
Workplace Accidents & Workers' Compensation Benefits
Any worker in any industry may be at risk of experiencing an on-the-job injury or occupational illness. When this occurs, the injured worker may be entitled to benefits under the Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Act. Workers’ compensation benefits are provided to injured workers regardless of fault or negligence. Most employers in Tennessee are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance to cover any workplace injuries.
Injured workers may be entitled to workers’ comp benefits, but this does not necessarily mean that they are easy to come by. Unreasonable delays, wrongly denied claims, or unfairly reduced benefits can affect a worker’s ability to recover fair benefits after an accident or injury.
It is not mandatory to hire an attorney to handle your workers’ compensation claim, but you may experience a number of benefits by involving a legal professional. A Sevierville workers’ compensation lawyer from Andrew Farmer Law can help you properly file your claim with all necessary documentation, can file an appeal on your behalf, and can even expose employer wrongdoing if you are wrongly terminated or demoted for pursuing workers’ comp benefits. We also uncover bad faith practices on the part of workers’ compensation insurance providers, seeking full benefits plus additional damages for our clients.
Types of On-the-Job Accidents & Injuries
Taking on workers’ compensation cases for workers in Sevier County, Knox County, and Jefferson County, our firm has seen it all. We have represented all types of workers in virtually every industry and use this experience to deliver better results.
The following are examples of on-the-job accidents and injuries:
- Slip and fall accidents at work
- Heavy machinery malfunction
- Construction site accidents
- Falls from heights
- Work-related auto accidents
- Industrial accidents
- Manufacturing injuries
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Overexertion injuries
- Occupational diseases
- Work-related hearing loss
- Exposure to hazardous substances at work
- Workplace fires and explosions
- Electrical injuries and electrocution
A worker may be entitled to benefits no matter who was at fault (even if it was the worker’s own fault), but there are exceptions. A worker who was under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the accident may not be entitled to benefits, depending on the situation.
Personal Injury Claims for Workplace Accidents
The Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Act provides benefits for injured workers that will include medical benefits and a portion of lost earnings for permanent or temporary disabilities, but not emotional trauma or additional damages. If a third party (someone other than your employer or a co-worker) was responsible for your workplace injuries, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against that party. This would open the door to additional compensation, beyond what workers’ comp typically covers.
By carefully analyzing the circumstances surrounding your accident, our Sevierville workers’ compensation attorneys can determine whether you may have grounds for a personal injury action. As always, our goal is to recover maximum compensation on your behalf so you can face a brighter future.
Call (865) 205-2637 today to find out how we can help you.
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