Ripley, TN asked in Car Accidents and Workers' Compensation for Tennessee

Q: In the state of Tennessee if I sue workers comp do I have to pay the money back and can I still get paid for lost wages,

Can I still get paid for lost wages,pain,and suffering from my job.

1 Lawyer Answer
Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: A worker's compensation claim recover is based upon a percentage of permanent medical implairment multiplied by a statutory amount - this is called permanent partial or total disability. One can also recover temporary disability while out from work until either a return to work date or permanent disability is assigned. Medical bills are covered so long as you go to an approved doctor. Pain and suffering is not a recoverable element of damages.

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