Workers’ compensation

Tomorrow – April 7th – National Check Your Statement Day

It is National Social Security Week and tomorrow is National Check Your Statement Day. Your Social Security Statement will help you understand your retirement security. If you have a My Social Security account, you can simply log on and check your benefits. If you don’t you should consider setting on up. This account will allow… read more

Video about workers’ compensation reform

   

I need your help to save Workers Compensation in Tennessee

Workers’ compensation protects seriously injured Tennesseans from losing everything. It is a compromise that has protected workers in our state since 1919 and it is under attack. Governor Bill Haslam has introduced legislation that will drastically reduce benefits and keep insurance companies from facing a judge in the courts by creating a purely administrative system,… read more

Congratulations to Debbie

Today, January 2, 2013 ends a more than 4 year battle for my client Debbie who was seriously injured when she fell at work in October of 2008. Her employer’s workers’ compensation carrier initially accepted responsibility and paid for her medical care. However, when she was released to return to work, her employer terminated her… read more

New Laws Effective January 1, 2013

With the New Year come new laws. Tennessee legislative blogger Tom Humphrey has compiled a list of laws that go into effect today, January 1, 2013. You can find the list here. The new laws effect small businesses, workers’ compensation, drivers’ licenses and teachers among others.

Will I have to give a deposition in my injury case?

If you are a Plaintiff in an injury case in Tennessee, your attorney may tell you that you have to give a deposition. An injury lawsuit is started with a Complaint. Once filed and served on the proper people or companies, the Defendants file an Answer to the Complaint where they admit or deny the… read more

I was injured in a Tennessee car accident and my doctor says I have degenerative disc disease in my neck. Can I still recover for my injuries?

As a Tennessee injury attorney, I have handled many cases where someone injured their neck in a car accident. These types of injuries can be associated with headaches, soreness, stiffness, arm pain and weakness. This is a common injury from a car wreck because the head and neck and not protected in a collision and… read more

Will my employer be affected if file a Tennessee work comp claim for my on the job injury?

Recently I talked to a friend who had been hurt at work in Tennessee. He was in the hospital for three days. He asked me if he needed an attorney for a work comp claim and told me he was concerned about making his employer pay for his medical bills. He did not know that… read more

Work Comp Attorney Update: General Motors to Announce Details of Spring Hill Plant Startup

I previously posted that General Motors and the UAW ratified their agreement that included plans to bring back GM workers to the Spring Hill plant. Many of my GM employee clients have been waiting on this day. Some have retired, others have transferred and still others have been patiently waiting but eagerly anticipating more automobile… read more

GM and UAW Ratify Deal – Spring Hill Assembly Plant to Reopen

The United Auto Workers has announced that it has ratified its contract with General Motors. You can read about the deal announced today here. As part of this package, the GM assembly plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee will re-open and hopefully our friends in the auto industry and all of the subsidiaries that supply GM… read more