Skilled Nashville Workers Compensation Lawyer
Helping you secure benefits for an on-the-job injury or illness
The workers compensation program is an integral part of work culture in the United States. It protects both employees and employers in the event of a workplace injury. Tennessee laws require nearly all employers to carry workers compensation insurance plans that provide the following assurances:
- Provisions for workers who sustain injury, contract an illness or develop another health-related condition at work
- Swift action regarding claims — injured workers can quickly secure the benefits to which they are entitled without need for time-consuming litigation
- Benefits for dependents of employees killed in workplace accidents or as a result of an occupational illness
- That a company will not go bankrupt on a personal injury claim
- That fellow employees cannot be held liable for injuries to their coworkers in most situations
At the Stover Law Group, I can help you obtain the full benefits you are eligible for, including complete coverage of medical costs, payment for lost wages due to missed work and temporary or permanent disability benefits, depending on the severity of your injury or condition.
Types of injuries for which you can obtain workers comp benefits
There are four types of occupational injuries that are designated under workers compensation laws in Tennessee:
- Traumatic physical injuries. Broken bones, wounds, burns, head trauma or other injuries that occur in an accident or incident at work, on work time or that involve work equipment (for example, car accidents that occur in company cars during the workday).
- Repeated trauma. These injuries develop over time as a result of repeated physical stress and can lead to conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome or tinnitus.
- Mental injuries. Emotional conditions that result from a hostile work environment, witnessing a severe physical trauma, violent crime or death, sexual harassment or unreasonable stress.
- Occupational diseases. Illnesses that develop over time as a result of work environment or exposure to chemicals or harsh conditions. Some examples include black lung disease (coal worker’s pneumoconiosis), asbestosis, mesothelioma and other reactions to chemicals or surroundings.
I am a supportive and resourceful lawyer who can guide you through the process of filing for and obtaining the maximum possible compensation for your occupational injury or illness.
Secure benefits today with the help of a knowledgeable workers compensation lawyer in Nashville
To learn more about the services I provide as a Nashville workers compensation attorney, call the Stover Law Group at 615.613.0541 or contact me online to schedule a free initial consultation. I represent clients in Nashville and throughout Middle Tennessee, including Murfreesboro, Clarksville, Gallatin, Shelbyville and Lebanon.