Accidents involving large trucks can be more devastating than those involving smaller vehicles due to their size, weight and force. While a truck accident can happen due to the negligence of the truck driver, it is important to remember that a truck driver is also susceptible to injury due to the negligence of another party.
Parents applying for childhood SSI benefits for their child are often confused by how the Social Security Administration evaluates and decides the claim. If a child does not meet a “Listing”, one must assess the claimant’s functioning in terms of six domains: (1) acquiring and using information; (2) attending and completing tasks; (3) interacting and
Any car accident can be devastating, but accidents involving multiple vehicles can be even more so due to the number of vehicles and individuals who may be affected. One recent accident on Interstate 75 in Tennessee is an unfortunate example of just how injurious such accidents can be. According to reports, at least three individuals
Parents applying for childhood SSI benefits for their child are often confused by how the Social Security Administration evaluates and decides the claim. This blog entry will be the first part of a series talking about “domains of functioning.” A child has to have an impairment or combination of impairments that meets or equals an impairment listed in
Hearing loss can be compensable under Part E of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) if such loss arises as a result of exposure to one or more of the organic solvents listed below in conjunction with employment in at least one of certain specified labor categories during a prescribed timeframe. a.
Tennessee workers face a myriad of situations and circumstances that can be potentially dangerous. While many people see the inherent dangers of working sites with heavy machinery, moving parts or chemicals, even ordinary jobs can prove dangerous or fatal. Thankfully, Tennessee has workers’ compensation laws in place to protect the victims of a devastating workplace
Three people are injured and one has died in a recent Knoxville car accident. According to Tennessee Highway Patrol officials, a car and pickup truck collided, causing the serious personal injury. It is reported that the car was traveling northbound on Lovell Road when it collided with the pickup truck heading southbound. Initial reports did
Tennessee dog owners are likely aware of the controversy surrounding many breeds of dogs which are purportedly dangerous. A surge in reports of dog attacks resulting in personal injury has sparked Tennessee legislators to propose amendments to the Tennessee Code regarding “dangerous and vicious dogs.” According to reports, the proposed legislation may specifically target breeds
There is bad news for Social Security Disability or SSI claimants in that the average processing times for hearings have increased and are likely to continue increasing due to the federal budgetary cuts known as “sequestration.” In East Tennessee, the average processing times at the hearing level alone (the time from a request for a hearing