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Work injury claim denied

Under the Workers’ Compensation laws in Tennessee, most businesses having more than five employees must carry insurance to cover any injuries sustained by workers on the job. With certain exceptions, virtually every injury incurred by workers on the job is eligible for workers’ compensation coverage. Although the employer cannot deny your workers’ comp benefits outright,…

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Workers’ Compensation and Immediate Medical Needs

If you have sustained any type of injury or illness in your workplace, whether it is minor or extremely urgent, it is important to move forward quickly to obtain a medical evaluation and treatment. This is important not only for your recovery and health, but also for securing the maximum amount of workers’ comp benefits…

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Getting Fired and Workers Compensation in Tennessee

Filing a workers’ compensation claim for an injury or illness suffered on the job is within your rights as an employee. Most companies are required by law to provide their employees with this type of insurance, so injured workers don’t have to worry about finding ways to pay the bills while they recover. Sometimes, though,…

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In recent years, CBD has pervaded many aspects of health industry news, including medical journals and other online articles. Also known as Cannabidiol, CBD has been touted as a natural and safe alternative to treat various chronic pain and other health conditions. Although the buzz about CBD has led to millions of Americans ordering the…

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Workers who help repair the highways and roads across Tennessee routinely place their lives in danger. According to WorkZoneSafety.org, close to 800 people were killed in roadway work-zone accident in 2017, and 132 workers were killed. For every death, there are normally many more workers who suffer serious injuries that require surgeries and long-term medical…

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If you’ve been injured at work in Tennessee and you hire our law firm, we may ask you to go to an IME. IME stands for Independent Medical Examination. We do that when we think it’s necessary to get a second opinion on your impairment rating connected to your case. Once you’ve reached maximum medical…

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Nashville workers' compensation lawyers

One of the many questions that I get asked frequently by workers’ compensation clients is “what happens when (or now that) I am released by the doctor?” What should my attorney do for me once I’m released at Maximum Medical Improvement? Here at Rocky McElhaney Law Firm, when you get released at Maximum Medical Improvement…

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