In Tennessee, if you suffer an “injury by accident” that “arises out of and occurs in the course” of your employment, you are entitled to certain benefits. These benefits include payment of medical benefits, temporary disability benefits, and permanent disability benefits under certain circumstances. Your employer must NOT retaliate against you for asserting your right to workers compensation benefits. Your employer may not, for example, refuse you benefits simply because you asserted your workers compensation rights, it may not refuse to bring you back to work because you filed a workers compensation claim, and it may not demote or fire you for asserting your workers compensation rights.
If you have been injured at work and have been denied workers compensation benefits or believe you have been retaliated against for asserting a workers compensation claim, please contact our firm for guidance.