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Workers' Compensation Law In Tennessee

Worker in WheelchairThe Workers' Compensation Division has 8 area offices throughout the state.

Workers' compensation laws provide money and medical benefits to an employee who has an injury as a result of an accident, injury or occupational disease on-the-job. Workers' compensation is designed to protect workers and their dependents against the hardships from injury or death arising out of the work environment. It is intended to benefit the employee and employer alike. The employee receives money (usually on a weekly or biweekly basis) and medical benefits in exchange for forfeiting the common law right to sue the employer. The employer benefits by receiving immunity from court actions against them by the employee in exchange for accepting liability that is limited and determined. The question of negligence or fault is usually not at issue.

Tennessee Workers Compensation Law

Tennessee Workers Comp

The following represent the state of the law as of January 1, 2006. Please note that worker's compensation law can be complex and these laws and policies are subject to amendment at any time. If you need help with a worker's compensation issue, please consult a licensed attorney.

Is Worker's Compensation Compulsory? Yes

Are Waivers Permitted? Yes

Numerical Exceptions: 5; All subcontractors and anyone engaged in the construction industry shall be required to carry workers' compensation insurance, even if they have five employees or less.

Choice of Physician: Employee selects initial physician from a list maintained by the employer.

Waiting Period For Comp Benefits After Injury: 7 days

Compensation is retroactive if disability continues for what period of time from the date of injury? 14 days

Attorney Fees Permitted: 20%, statute

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