What’s the Difference Between Wrongful Death and Medical Malpractice?
Posted in Workers' compensation on October 28, 2021
Tragedies occur regularly throughout Tennessee. It is not uncommon for the careless or negligent actions of others to cause severe injuries or even fatalities. We are often asked the difference between wrongful death claims and medical malpractice lawsuits. Here, we want to discuss these two legal actions. We examine how medical malpractice claims arise and… read more
Are Car Accidents Covered by Workers’ Compensation?
Vehicle accidents are not uncommon. However, one aspect that many people do not think about is getting into a car accident while working. When that happens, it is important that victims understand how they will be compensated for their injuries. Vehicle accidents that take place while a person is working can become complicated concerning settlements…. read more
What Is Shift Work Disorder?
Posted in Workers' compensation on December 17, 2019
We depend on our jobs, which is why anything that hinders our ability to work can be so devastating. If you are a shift worker, you undoubtedly experience stress at work. However, those who work in shifts can develop shift work disorder. This is a serious condition that can significantly affect a person’s health. It… read more
Sanitation Worker Safety
Posted in Workers' compensation on December 10, 2019
Sanitation workers have incredibly stressful jobs. These women and men play a vital role in our society, and their safety should be a top priority. A new study released by Safety and Health Magazine says that there were 30 sanitation worker deaths due to on-the-job injuries across North America in though the first half of… read more
Should I File a Workers’ Comp or Personal Injury Claim?
Posted in Workers' compensation on November 19, 2019
Nobody wants to get hurt on-the-job. Unfortunately, work injuries happen all the time. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were around 2.8 million non-fatal workplace injuries or illnesses in the US during the latest reporting year. When a person is hurt on-the-job, they will likely incur major expenses, including medical bills and… read more
Do Employers Under-Report Serious Workplace Injuries?
Posted in Workers' compensation on November 15, 2018
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) record and process workplace accident reports from employers all over the country. All employers have a duty to report workplace injuries, but OSHA has estimated that more than half of workplace injuries go unreported. OSHA implemented new reporting requirements in January 2015, yet many small and mid-size business… read more
What Is Occupational Asthma?
Posted in Workers' compensation on October 9, 2018
Some individuals are born with asthma, a respiratory condition that can make breathing difficult and often requires medical intervention. However, others may develop asthma over time because of their work environments. Occupational asthma causes the airways in the respiratory system to swell, limiting the flow of air through the lungs. It’s important to know which… read more
What Are Some Common Repetitive Stress Injuries That Can Occur in the Workplace?
Posted in Workers' compensation on September 12, 2018
Not all occupational injuries come from sudden, single accidents. Some develop more slowly, over months or years of carrying out the same, repetitive tasks at work. Working on an assembly line, lifting and moving boxes, or typing all day at a computer can all cause repetitive stress injuries over time. Employees in Tennessee can still… read more
What Are My Rights as a Construction Worker in Tennessee?
Posted in Workers' compensation on September 5, 2018
Construction is a prominent job market in Nashville. Thousands of construction workers clock in every day in Tennessee, expecting a typical day’s work. Sadly, not all workers will get to clock out. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 991 construction workers died on the job in the U.S. in 2016. Many others… read more