There are many adjectives people can use to describe their jobs: challenging, rewarding, stressful, difficult, and even life-affirming. But words that should never be used are “dangerous” or “life-threatening.”
Unfortunately, that’s the case for many workers in Middle Tennessee. Dangerous jobs are a necessary part of the economy, but workers in those positions should always have proper training and safety equipment to do their jobs. Sadly, that doesn’t always happen.
When people get hurt on the job, they often can’t come back to work the next day, week, month, or in some cases, year. And when they aren’t working, they aren’t earning paychecks that they desperately need—especially in light of their injuries, which may require medical treatment.
Like all states, Tennessee offers injured employees workers’ compensation benefits, but those benefits are far from guaranteed—even when it’s clear that an injury occurred on the job and due to circumstances out of the injured worker’s control.
Both the Tennessee Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (TBWC) and individual employers can make it difficult for injured workers to get the money they deserve. Employers may deny injuries happened on the clock or on company property, while the TBWC may deny claims based on small oversights.
After an on-the-job injury that puts you out of work and causes you to rack up medical bills, you don’t have the luxury of waiting around for a denial. You need money, and it’s our job to help you get it. Contact Ponce Law’s Nashville workers’ compensation lawyers today for a free consultation.