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.
Workers' compensation laws affect a large percentage of our state's population. Governor Bill Haslam seems to have taken this into consideration, and has listed Tennessee's workers' compensation system as a top priority for 2013. The governor is speaking out about reforming the system and working to establish new legislation designed to help injured workers and their families get the help that they need following an on-the-job accident.