What Are Disability Classifications in Tennessee?

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What are the temporary workers’ compensation benefits in Tennessee?

The state of Tennessee has two different types of temporary workers’ compensation benefits. They include the following:

  • Temporary Partial Disability: This refers to when an injured employee still has the ability to do some work, but either fewer hours or an easier job due to his or her work-related injury. As long as the approved treating physician consents to this work, the individual may obtain compensation to satisfy the cost of his or her medical bills and a portion of the lost wages he or she sustained due to working fewer hours or an easier job.
  • Temporary Total Disability: Here, temporary total disability benefits are granted to employees who have work-related injuries or illnesses that prevent them from returning to work. These benefits should aid in covering the cost of their medical bills and a part of their lost wages until they have improved and can get back to work.

If you would like to learn more about temporary workers’ compensation benefits, it is in your best interest to reach out to our firm today. Our legal team is here to help you during this stressful time.

What are the permanent workers’ compensation benefits in Tennessee?

If someone is injured on the job and is forever disabled because of that injury or illness, he or she may apply for permanent workers’ compensation benefits. There are two types of permanent workers’ compensation available in Tennessee. They include the following:

  • Permanent Partial Disability: If an employee was permanently injured while on the job but can nevertheless secure a job in the open market may receive 66 ⅔% of their average weekly wage by Permanent Partial Disability Benefits.
  • Permanent Total Disability: Employees who are incapable of returning to any job at all after sustaining a work-related injury may receive permanent total disability benefits until the individual is eligible to retire and receive Social Security benefits.

Reach out to our firm today to learn more about permanent workers’ compensation benefits in Tennessee.

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