Q: Injured on the job in 2009 in TN, rec settlement/lifetime medical. Carrier in breech of L M. Can I sue employer ?
Former employer is self insured and violated my civil rights surrounding the injury, rights that, at the time, I did not realize that I had. I was fired shortly after returning to work. Settlement was mediated through TN Dept of Labor. My part of the settlement contract was that I agreed not to bring any future lawsuits against the employer. Since the employer's workers compensation carrier is in breech of contract regarding my lifetime medical, does that void the agreement/contract, releasing me from my part, and allow me to sue and bring civil charges against the employer and its agents or am I currently without that option due to statutes of limitation ? If the case is the latter, since workers comp cases are no longer money makers for law firms, should I just allow TN to bring the carrier back into compliance and let TN negotiate with carrier for punitive damages?
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