If you have been injured on the job, it is important to consult with an experienced workplace injury attorney. We have extensive experience representing injured workers from the Chattanooga area and throughout Tennessee. We can help you pursue all avenues of compensation, seeking the financial resources you need to pay your bills and put food on the table.
We Represent Injured Workers
Our attorneys handle all aspects of workers’ compensation law, from the initial application to appealing denied claims and reinstatement of benefits.
We represent injured workers from all occupations, including:
- Construction workers
- Health care workers
- Restaurant workers
- Maritime workers (Jones Act claims, admiralty law)
- Railroad workers (FELA claims)
- Factory workers
- Office workers
If you have been injured on the job, you may be entitled to more than just workers’ compensation benefits. If your injury was the result of negligence on the part of a third party, you may pursue a personal injury claim as well. Third parties include equipment manufacturers, contractors, property owners and anyone else who is not your employer or co-worker. Personal injury law allows you to pursue compensation for pain and suffering, diminished quality of life, and other elements not covered by workers’ compensation law.
Railroad workers are placed in dangerous situations each and every day. Injuries and illnesses sustained on the job can lead to missed days of work, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. Our office brings together the talents of our workers’ compensation and personal injury lawyers in order to provide comprehensive representation to railroad employees that have been injured in the workplace.
We are one of the few firms in the region that handles FELA (Federal Employer Liability Act) matters and railroad worker injuries. Our office also skillfully pursues the asbestos side of FELA. We have over 20 years of experience handling asbestos matters and can effectively advise you on these cases.
FELA is an area of the law which is very specific and includes railroad workers. This area is much like federal workers’ compensation for employees that are injured on the job. Broken bones, mesothelioma, amputations, and even death can result from railroad related accidents. Know your rights and trust your case to attorneys at our firm that keep your best interests in mind throughout the pursuit of compensation for your losses.
A serious workplace injury can leave you with a wide range of hardships, including steep medical bills and lost pay. A workplace injury does not automatically result in workers’ compensation benefits. Many workers’ compensation claims are denied, even when they are valid.
Our attorneys represent people who have been injured on the job and have been denied their workers’ compensation benefits. If your benefits have been denied, you may face significant financial hardship as you struggle with medical bills and disability. We are here to help.
Has Your Workers’ Compensation Claim Been Denied?
Common arguments employers and insurance companies employ to deny workers’ compensation benefits include:
- The condition is not as severe as reported
- The injury is due to a pre-existing condition
- The injury did not take place at work
- Your injury allows you to do other work
- You did not give the employer notice of your injury within 30 days
Our workers’ compensation lawyers are well versed in the tactics insurance companies employ to limit or outright deny workers’ compensation benefits. We will put our skill and experience to work to help you obtain the benefits you need to pay your medical bills and put food on the table.