The Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Act was established to protect employees who are injured on the job. A workers’ compensation matter is one in which an individual was injured as a result of their work activity. There are three varieties which are deemed compensable under the Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Act:
1) Injuries arising “entirely” out of work activity either in a single episode or gradually;
2) Injuries in which a latent condition was brought into clinical awareness as a result of work activity;
3) Injuries which were pre-existing and known and were advanced, aggravated, exacerbated, or accelerated by the work activity. Thus, if there has been an “anatomical advancement” of an underlying condition due to work activity, this is compensable.
The Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Act has recently changed significantly in the procedure for pursuing a claim for the maximum limits on recovery. For more information on workers’ compensation feel free to visit the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development website at:
Attorney D. Russell Thomas has over 32 years of experience in pursuing workers’ compensation actions on behalf of injured workers. If you have been injured while in the course and scope of your usual employment, please contact us for a free case evaluation.