For workers over the age of 50, the gradual or sudden onset of a mental or physical disability can have significant professional consequences. Whether you work in manufacturing in Knoxville or in an office setting in a neighboring Tennessee community, managing your disability and the responsibilities of a job may be impossible. For those with
The death of two construction workers on a site is just one more example of the dangers that are inherent to the job. Although the accident did not happen in Tennessee, the impact of the accident was surely felt by all construction workers across the United States. Apart from shared sadness for colleagues, it may also
An increasing number of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) cases are involving evidence from Cooperative Disability Investigations (CDI) Units. The Social Security Administration (SSA) utilizes CDI Units to investigate allegations of fraud. The Units work in conjunction with the Office of Inspector General (OIG), as well as State Disability Determination
In Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) cases, people statistically find the greatest level of success at the hearing level where they appear before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). However, ALJs often make mistakes on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and SSI claims that result in unfavorable decisions. If an ALJ
Two people were tragically killed in an accident between a tanker and a car on a recent Tuesday in February. The truck accident happened during the late afternoon. When two or more people die in an accident, it is standard procedure for the accident to be reconstructed by the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Critical Incident Response
A horrendous accident on Highway 27 in Tennessee led to the closure of the highway in one direction for most of the day, while only one lane was open in the opposite direction. The car wreck happened on a recent Wednesday in February. The first call to emergency services was received just before 1:00 p.m.
The following article was recently produced by the Workplace Injury Litigation Group regarding the state of workers’ compensation laws in America. In the early part of the twentieth century, the only legal remedy for a worker injured or killed as a result of a work-related accident was to bring a “common-law” action against his employer
The Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Act allows for workers to claim for workplace injuries. Workers may institute workers’ compensation claims after an authorized medical practitioner has confirmed that the injury can be considered as workplace related. The responsibility to ensure benefits for workers lies with the employer. Workers injured at their workplace are mainly entitled to