Tennessee Workers Compensation Process

Crash alert: 2 construction workers hurt after falling at Mt. Juliet site

by Ponce Law | August 25th, 2020

MT. JULIET, TN — An investigation is underway after two construction workers were injured in separate falls at a work site in Mt. Juliet last week, according to WKRN.

A stop-work order was issued by the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration following the incidents at Austermiller Inc. Roofing and Construction.

The first occurred Wednesday at 7:30 a.m., when a man was reported to have fallen through a skylight and was left unconscious. He was hospitalized at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

On Thursday shortly before 1:30 p.m., Wilson County authorities received another call, this time that a 20-year-old man had also fallen through a skylight at the same site. He sustained leg and hand injuries and was taken to the hospital.

Both men were working on a roof project at the time they fell. Tennessee OSHA officials are looking into both incidents.

At Ponce Law, our experienced Nashville workers’ compensation attorneys are dedicated to helping people who suffer work-related injuries get the benefits they deserve. We’ll work hard to build a strong claim for you. Our legal team isn’t afraid to take on big workers’ compensation cases if it means protecting your rights. See how we can help following an accident, and call us 24/7 at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online for a free consultation.

Four Steps to Take After a Work-Related Accident

by Staff Blogger | May 19th, 2014

Employers have a responsibility to protect the health and safety of their workers, but accidents are still commonplace in many industries. One such work accident happened earlier this month in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Reports from the Anchorage Daily News explain that on Thursday, May 15, an explosion occurred at the Gerdau Ameristeel Mill that injured six workers. One of the injured suffered significant burns, while the others suffered less serious injuries. All the victims were treated at a local hospital while investigators continue to probe into the cause of the blast.

While there are currently no answers to the questions surrounding what contributed to the blast, the Nashville personal injury lawyers with Ponce Law can offer steps to follow after a workplace injury.

In many work-related injury cases, applying for Tennessee workers’ compensation benefits can help you get reimbursed for expenses stemming from your accident, such as medical bills and lost wages. Our legal staff says four actions should be taken during this process, including:

  1. Reporting Your Accident- Tell your manager or boss about your accident. Then, follow up with them to ensure they reported the incident to the proper authorities in a timely manner.
  2. Seeking Medical Attention– In order to apply for workers’ compensation, your injury or medical condition will need to be verified by a doctor.
  3. Documenting The Incident– Make sure to hold onto all medical records, receipts, and other documents that are affiliated with your accident or related expenses.
  4. Calling A Lawyer– Michael D. Ponce & Associates have the experience to help you navigate your claim through the Tennessee workers’ compensation system.