Suffering an injury or serious illness at work can be physically, mentally or financially devastating to the victim and his family. Workers' Compensation can alleviate some or all of the hardships of a work-related injury, although it is not always easy to obtain maximum benefits. The legal team of James R. Omer & Associates helps hundreds of clients navigate through the intricacies of the Tennessee Workers' Compensation Act and get the compensation they need.
What information should I report about my injury?
You should give your employer as much information as possible about the injury, such as:
- The date the injury occurred
- The work location
- What type of work was being performed
- Specifics about your illness or injury
- How the injury has affected your life and job performance
- Witnesses who can back up your claim
Why should I report my injury as soon as possible?
By Tennessee law, you have 30 days to report an illness or injury; however it is advisable to inform your employer immediately upon becoming injured or sick. If you delay too long, you may be denied benefits for medical expenses, lost wages, prescription reimbursement or more because the claim may not seem legitimate.
If you have questions about Tennessee Workers' Compensation laws, please contact the attorneys at James R. Omer & Associates, PLLC today to arrange an initial meeting to discuss your case in our Nashville office.