I have handled workers compensation case in Tennessee for the past 18 years. One thing I have learned over the years is that it is important to consider more than just the Tennessee Workers Compensation Act when determining what benefits are out there to help a client.
The most common laws that arise to help injured workers, in addition to the TN work comp act, are:
The Americans with Disabilities Act The Social Security Act The Fair Labors Standard Act The Family Medical Leave Act
Each of these Acts contain laws that can either help an employee get back to work or obtain benefits for employees that just cant return to work because of their injury. Because these Federal Employment Laws arise so often in Tennessee Work Comp Cases we started an employment law section in our firm a few years ago. It is our hope that with an experienced work comp litigation staff and employment law staff we can offer a wide range of services for our clients.
If you have a Tennessee Workman’s Compensation question or an employment law question, please feel free to contact our office. Also, if you have a work comp claim with another firm that doesn’t handle employment law cases feel free to have your attorney contact us to discuss your options.