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
Carpal tunnel syndrome
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.
Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Act
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.