Murfreesboro, TN asked in Workers' Compensation for Tennessee

Q: If worker’s compensation denied my claim and offered a settlement. Can I also get short term disability? double dipping?

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Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: If Worker's Comp denied the claim on the basis that the injury didn't occur in the course and scope of employment and therefore was not a covered claim but then offered to settle - then you might be able to claim disability. The settlement should confirm that the Comp carrier / employer deny the injury occurred in the course and scope.

You should talk to a lawyer to make sure how you follow through on this. Also there may be some language in the disability policy that could provide a credit or offset.


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