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by Michael Ponce | April 16, 2012

workerscompSuffering an on-the-job injury can be life-changing, not just for the injured worker, but for his or her family members as well. Some workplace injuries are fatal while others result in catastrophic injuries, and the medical expenses associated with injury treatment and long-term medical care are only compounded by the inability of some workers to return to work on a temporary or permanent basis. Fortunately, workers’ compensation laws in Tennessee are specifically designed to protect the rights of workers injured on the job, and filing a workers’ compensation claim can help injured employees collect the benefits they need for medical bills and lost wages. If you or a loved one was injured on a workplace injury in Nashville, contact a Tennessee workers’ compensation attorney for legal help.

Types of On-the-Job Accidents and Injuries

Given the large variety of types of work in the United States, there is a near limitless amount of possible injuries workers can face in this day and age. While the construction industry may pose the most dangers for workers, unsafe working conditions in any industry can result in serious workplace accidents and devastating injuries. From repetitive stress injuries in the healthcare industry to slip and fall accidents on construction sites, on-the-job accidents can come in all shapes and forms. Some of the most serious workplace injuries include paralysis, head and neck injury, back injury, spinal cord injury and broken limbs.

Denied Workers’ Compensation Claims

Although workers’ compensation benefits should provide injured workers with critical benefits in the face of their injury, some claims are initially denied by insurance companies, which leaves some employees unable to work and with a mountain of medical bills. Unfortunately, rejected workers’ compensation claims can be a disaster for injured workers, which is why enlisting the help of a qualified workers’ compensation attorney is so important.

Contact a TN Workers’ Compensation Attorney Today

On-the-job injuries, especially if they are serious, can result in life-altering consequences. If you or a loved one has suffered from an on-the-job injury in Tennessee, contact a Nashville workers’ compensation attorney for legal help. You may be entitled to benefits for medical bills and loss of income, which you can pursue by filing a workers’ compensation claim with your employer’s insurance company. Victims of workplace accidents should never be taken advantage of for their injuries. With the help of an experienced TN workers’ compensation lawyer, injured workers can seek reimbursement for their injuries and protect themselves from further harm.

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