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June 2013 Archives

Common Questions in Tennessee Workers' Compensation

1. THE COMPANY SAYS I'M NOT COVERED BY WORKERS' COMPENSATION BECAUSE THERE WAS NO ACCIDENT? NO ACCIDENT REPORT? I WASN'T INJURED AT WORK? WHAT SHOULD I DO? (Employer is denying coverage).

Injured Tennessee officer may receive workers' compensation

Law enforcement officials work hard to uphold the law and keep everybody safe. This is why it is a shame when one of them is injured while on duty. Unfortunately, this is what happened recently to a Tennessee Highway Patrol officer in an accident which happened while he was parked on the shoulder of the freeway. The officer was hit by a truck in the incident which could result in the officer receiving workers' compensation benefits.

Childhood SSI for Kids with Severe Hearing Loss

     A child suffering from severe hearing loss may qualify for Childhood SSI benefits. Childhood SSI claims are evaluated differently than adult claims for Social Security Disability or SSI and the requirements are actually more stringent. The Social Security Administration determines whether the child has an impairment or combination of impairments that meets or medically equals the criteria of a listing, or that functionally equals the listings.  Disability benefits would be awarded if the claimant or her representative can show:

Will new bill affect workers' compensation claims in Tennessee?

Tennessee workers in all industries likely know the dangers of workplace injuries. Often, serious injuries are attributed to construction workers, contractors and individuals who work with large machinery. One industry that is often forgotten in the realm of workers' compensation is nursing. One report, however, indicates that nurses may begin to see more protections soon against violent injuries on-the-job.

Tennessee car accident causes personal injury to 13

A horrific weekend crash has resulted in 13 injuries in Tennessee. According to authorities, the car accident involved a minivan, a car and another vehicle. The cause of the personal injury accident is still unclear. Authorities believe that the minivan, which was traveling on Highway 96, clipped another vehicle before colliding head-on with a car.

Huntington's Disease and Social Security Disability Benefits

     A person may qualify for Social Security Disability or SSI benefits on the basis of Huntington's disease or Huntington's chorea. Huntington's disease (HD) is a neurodegenerative genetic disorder that affects muscle coordination and leads to cognitive decline and psychiatric problems. It typically becomes noticeable in mid-adult life. HD is the most common genetic cause of abnormal involuntary writhing movements called chorea, which is why the disease used to be called Huntington's chorea.

Drunk driving accident claims 2 Tennessee lives, charges result

A 55-year-old man has been charged with two counts each of vehicular homicide by recklessness and vehicular homicide by intoxication following the deaths of two Tennessee women. The accident happened in November when the man, purportedly traveling southbound, crossed into oncoming traffic and struck the other vehicle. The drunk driving accident caused the deaths of a 62-year-old driver and her 62-year-old passenger.

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