Possibility of workers’ compensation after OHSA investigation

Tennessee foundry workers may benefit from taking note of a recent result in an OHSA investigation at a foundry. The out-of-state business was cited by OHSA for several violations, and the findings may benefit other workers in the industry. The possibility that the company in question will have to face claims for workers’ compensation in

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) – CARES Initiative

People seeking Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits are having to endure longer and longer wait times for their hearings. I regularly update the average wait times for local hearing offices as well as issues affecting or causing the backlog. Recently, the Social Security Administration’s Office of Disability Adjudication and

Truck plus drowsy driver: Recipe for a truck accident

In a recent report released by an investigative news team, it came to light that the Tennessee Department of Transportation does not practice what it preaches. The slogan “Don’t Drive Drowsy” is used by TDOT on overhead message boards to create awareness of the dangers of drowsy driving. During the severe snow storms experienced at

Alarming facts about fatal dog bite injuries

It is hard to believe that in 2015, the death of 34 people in the United States were related to dog bite injuries. In Tennessee, only one person died in 2015 after sustaining serious injuries in a dog attack. Sadly, the dog involved was an adopted dog from a county shelter. Pit bulls, rottweilers and

Recent Tennessee car wreck places focus on distracted driving

While Tennessee authorities are investigating the exact cause of an accident that happened on a recent Thursday afternoon in February, it is speculated that driver distraction may have played a contributory role. The car wreck happened when a woman, 24, crossed the yellow line and hit a westbound traveler head-on. The impact of the crash killed

Outcomes in Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Claims

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claims typically have one of two outcomes: Favorable (fully or partial) or Unfavorable – though various combination of benefits can occur. When a person applies for disability benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA), he or she typically files a dual claim: Social Security Disability




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