The law requires employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance (often referred to as just workmans’ comp) to give benefits to employees who are injured on the job. Unfortunately, it is sometimes difficult to obtain the benefits that the law provides. The claim may be denied or the claimant may receive a partial benefit. When this happens, it is important to speak with a knowledgeable workers’ compensation lawyer to learn about your rights and your options.
At The Cave Law Firm, PLLC, our Tennessee attorneys help injured workers obtain needed workers’ compensation benefits. Our clients in these matters include factory workers, warehouse and distribution center employees, food processing company workers, and many others in the area around Greeneville and the Tri-Cities. We can advise you if you think you are entitled to workmans’ comp in Greeneville, Kingsport, Morristown, or East Tennessee.
How Our Lawyers Can Help
We advise clients about the workman’s comp process and help them with their initial applications, hearings and appeals to the Tennessee Supreme Court. We provide answers to questions such as:
What Should I Do if I Am Injured on the Job?
People injured at work should report the injury to the supervisor and obtain medical treatment immediately. Seek legal advice as soon as possible. An attorney experienced in workers’ compensation insurance will be able to guide the next steps. Our attorneys try to find appropriate medical care for injured employees so they can get healthy again.
What Benefits Can I Expect?
Every case is different. Depending on your case, you may be able to obtain payment for medical care, replacement income for your lost wages, and payment for permanent disability from workers’ compensation insurance. If a loved one died as a result of a work-related injury, survivors may be able to obtain death benefits.
When Can I Receive Benefits?
If your doctor has said that you cannot work, you are eligible for temporary disability benefits that begin on the eighth day after your injury.
How Do I Pay the Lawyer?
We don’t get paid unless you get paid. In Tennessee, the law allows the attorney to charge the client 20% of any benefit the employee received as a result of the attorney’s assistance with the claim.
Filing a workmans’ comp claim can be tedious and time-consuming. Our experienced attorneys can walk you through the process and advise at each stage on how to proceed. It does not have to be intimidating. If you have questions we can answer them. If you are in Greeneville, Kingsport, Morristown and think you might be entitled to workers’ compensation insurance the attorneys at The Cave Law Firm are skilled and capable to advocate for you.
Our law firm was founded in 1974 and has been helping injured workers ever since. To learn how we can help you with a workers’ compensation claim, contact The Cave Law Firm toll-free at (855) 228-3529. We are able to help with any type of workers’ compensation matter, seeking the right treatment and full compensation for all on-the-job injuries. Based in Greeneville and Kingsport, The Cave Law Firm, PLLC, represents clients throughout the Tri-Cities and Eastern Tennessee.