If you were injured on the job and have an impaired ability to return the work, you may be entitled to temporary or permanent workers’ compensation benefits. Reach out to our firm today to speak with a Knoxville workers’ compensation benefits lawyer.
What are Tennessee’s temporary workers’ compensation benefits?
There are two types of temporary workers’ compensation benefits recognized in the state of Tennessee. They include the following:
- Temporary Partial Disability: In the event that an injured employee still has the ability to do some work, but either fewer hours or an easier job because of his or her work-related injury, these benefits may be awarded. So long as the approved treating physician approves this work, the individual may acquire compensation to meet the cost of his or her medical bills and a portion of the lost wages he or she sustained as a result of working fewer hours or an easier job.
- Temporary Total Disability: These types of benefits are granted to employees who have work-related injuries or illnesses that prevent them from returning to work. With these kinds of benefits, they should help in covering the cost of their medical bills and a part of their lost wages until they have recovered enough to return to work.
To learn more about temporary workers’ compensation benefits, do not wait to reach out to our firm today. Our legal team is on your side to ensure you have the resources you need to recover.
What are Tennessee’s permanent workers’ compensation benefits?
An individual may apply for permanent workers’ compensation benefits in the event that he or she is injured on the job and is permanently disabled because of that injury or illness. There are two kinds of permanent workers’ compensation available in Tennessee. They include:
- Permanent Partial Disability: If an employee was forever hurt while on the job but can still secure a job in the open market, he or she may receive 66 ⅔% of their average weekly wage by Permanent Partial Disability Benefits.
- Permanent Total Disability: Employees who are unable of returning to any job at all after sustaining a work-related injury may receive permanent total disability benefits until the individual is suitable to retire and receive Social Security benefits.
If you are interested in learning more about permanent workers’ compensation benefits in Tennessee, do not wait to reach out to our firm today.
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If you need a Knoxville workers’ compensation lawyer or employment law attorney, Morris & Doolan is here to support you. Our firm has significant experience representing clients facing a wide range of workers’ compensation matters, including denial of benefits, appeals, and third-party lawsuits. If you need a Tennessee employment lawyer, we are experienced in handling matters ranging from discrimination and sexual harassment to wrongful termination and FMLA. Contact us today to learn more about our services.