Workers Compensation

workers-compensationAccording to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 4 million new work-related injuries occur each year, and every day in America approximately 13 workers suffer fatal on-the-job injuries. 

Workers that are statistically most likely to suffer workplace injuries are those that work in the industrial and construction settings, such as plant workers and those exposed to toxic chemicals, but injuries caused from picking up office supplies or falling while on the job can also qualify for workers compensation benefits. 
The law of workers compensation in Tennessee can be complex, and an attorney with experience in this area of the law can make all of the difference.  
Our Firm has been representing people injured on the job for over 30 years. We have experience with all types of workplace injuries. Our firm has extensive experience representing clients who were exposed to asbestos, benzene and other toxic substances in the workplace. 
The following are some of the more common workplace injuries:
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome 
  • Knee, back and shoulder injuries
  • Severe burns
  • Neck pain
  • Chronic headaches
  • Lung disease
  • Mesothelioma 
Tennessee workers compensation law affords several rights to employees. Employees who suffer an injury on the job may be entitled to multiple forms of compensation ranging from temporary, periodic payments for any time he/she is unable to work, payment of any medical expenses, to permanent disability payments where the employee has suffered permanent injury, as well as death benefits to a surviving spouse or family member. Tennessee employers are required by law to carry workers compensation insurance. We know how to force the insurance companies to pay.
To claim workers compensation benefits, a worker must give notice of their injury to his or her employer in writing within 30 days of the injury. If your employer's insurance company refuses to provide you with medical care, disability benefits or a suitable settlement, The Matthews Firm will make them do what’s right. We pressure the insurance companies to pay up, and if they refuse, we take them to court. Our Firm has extensive experience litigating workers compensation cases. We use various experts at trial to show exactly how you were injured, how much these injuries are worth and why the insurance company must provide fair compensation. Our firm has a record of successful settlements and verdicts, and we would be honored to represent you if you have suffered a workplace injury.
Notice: There are special laws placing time limits in which a claim for workers compensation must be made. If you believe you or a family member has a potential workers compensation claim, do not delay in speaking with an attorney who handles these types of cases.


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