Our previous blog post was focused on explaining how total temporary disability is determined in Tennessee. That is only one component of workers’ compensation claims in this state that you should know about if you are injured at work. The fact is that more knowledge can almost always help you out when you are fighting for workers’ compensation.
We understand that you might not know exactly what to do. In all honesty, you are probably more concerned with trying to heal up from the injuries you suffered instead of trying to worry about how you are going to have to fight to get the compensation you need to live your life.
Being injured at work is the first event in a series of events that can be complicated. You have to notify your employer of the injury and seek out medical help. You then have to try to get workers’ compensation. But, doing that isn’t always easy when you are trying to heal from work-related injuries, especially when those injuries are serious.
If you end up having to take time off of work because of your injuries, you will need some type of income. This poses a problem, but workers’ compensation could be a solution to that issue because you might be able to get partial wage replacement.
When you file for workers’ compensation, you should know your rights. There are some instances in which a claimant would have to appeal decisions and fight for what they should receive. We are here to help you learn about this process if the need arises in your case.