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Q: Storm drain collapse trailer fell to one side. While being loaded. I injured my right tricep torn my muscle. Can i sew?

I was finishing loading a trailer it feel to one side caused my right arm to slam into trailer wall. Then across product. The trailer was parked on drain crate. Which collapsed and caused loaded trailer to fall. They are letting me work / walk around filing paper work. I'm on worker's comp.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 16, 2016

Depends on who owns the property where the drain is. If it's your employer, chances are no, as the whole reason they set up the Workers Compensation was less to compensate workers than to get employers off the hook.

However if you were loading/unloading product at a plant owned by some...
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Q: I'm a nurse and I broke my ankle at work in 2014 and I was under workmen comp and I received $20,00.00 in October

I had to have surgery(have a plate and screws in my leg)But I suffered a stroke in 2015 in February and I was dealing with headaches before my stroke(from August of 2014 until I had the stroke in 2016) and I wasn't thinking right when I signed the papers and I am still suffering with my leg, I can... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 22, 2016

Unlikely--they give you settlements so they won't have to deal with future claims, but you should contact the attorney who represented you. If you had no attorney, that's why you are in this predicament. Contact a member of the Tenn. Trial Lawyers Assn who handles workers compensation--they give... Read more »

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Q: I was denied by my employer to file a workmen comp claim. No accident, but problem was work related. Can I file?

Dr wanted me to file workman's comp so it could be denied or accepted before he treated me. He stated insurance company could sue him if this was not done and it was determined to be work related. Emailed request to my employer and was told, this was my problem not workman's comp. I took a copy of... Read more »

Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki answered on Nov 14, 2015

A local wokers' comp lawyer can review and advise.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a...
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Q: I quit my job but have issues with a W/C claim. Can I still make them treat my problem?

I was being forced to drive over the legal limit. So I quit as it was clear it was not going to stop. I have a work comp injury claim that I was released to go back to work with no restrictions. We never signed a release of any kind stating I had no injury. I still have nerve injury that causes... Read more »

Jim Higgins
Jim Higgins answered on Sep 19, 2012

You have one year to pursue the claim. If a year hasn't passed they should provide treatment. However, the longer it has been since your last visit to the doctor the more difficult it will be to obtain care. You may want to contact the TN dept of labor, workers compensation division.

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Q: My husband had carpal tunnel surgery and his wc case was closed with 0% impairment/both hands. We don't agree. What now?
Jim Higgins
Jim Higgins answered on Sep 19, 2012

You have a couple of options. You can hire another doctor to give a second opinion as to impairment or if the doctor gave him any restrictions you can request a second opinion through the department of labor. If you need to hire another doctor I would contact a lawyer with work comp experience as... Read more »

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Q: Can a workers comp judge deny a settlement offer even if both parties agree?
Jim Higgins
Jim Higgins answered on Sep 19, 2012

Yes. Ultimately it is up to the judge to make sure the settlement gives the employee all the benefits they would be entitled to under the workers compensation act. If the judge does not believe it is fair he or she can deny it.

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Q: Can a final judgement have any reconsideration to the fact that i wasnt properly repsented my my attorney?
Terrence Rubino
Terrence Rubino answered on Aug 3, 2011

probably yes. most judgments can be appealed. you need to have a tenn. lawyer do that. the time to appeal is usually short (indiana is 30 days). you need to act quickly. good luck.

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Q: I am stuck with workmans comp. due to being hit head-on. They have systematically cut almost all of my Meds off after

They hired a cost cutting company. We settled if you wish to call it that, and they are responsible for medical. What recourse do I have

Christopher Gilreath
Christopher Gilreath answered on Jul 6, 2011

If the question is how to enforce future medical treatment after a settlement, the answer is first to make the request of the insurance company or employer in your case before seeking treatment. If they will not agree to approve the treatment, the next step is to file a request for assistance with... Read more »

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Q: Whats is success rate of request for assistance in TN worker's comp?
Christopher Gilreath
Christopher Gilreath answered on Jul 6, 2011

The real answer to this question depends on the nature of the case. it is not the most efficient way of handling matters, but under present law, it is the system we have to work with. My experience is that Department of Labor specialists generally work hard to try and help when they can.... Read more »

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