Chattanooga Worker’s Compensation Lawyer
When you have been injured while working, it may be a good idea to speak with a Chattanooga worker's compensation lawyer. Although you can technically file for workers compensation on your own, the process can be confusing. Furthermore, the more complicated, or serious, your injuries are, the more likely you may experience challenges in receiving maximum benefits.
For years, The Higgins Firm, has been helping injured or ill workers in Chattanooga, Nashville, Knoxville, and other parts of Tennessee. Whether your own actions, or lack of, caused you to be injured, or another person led to your harm, workers compensation benefits may be available.
Guided by experience, knowledge, and confidence, we are able to handle the entire claims process on your behalf. To learn more about our workers compensation lawyers Chattanooga employees trust, call The Higgins Firm.Do You Qualify for Workers Compensation in Tennessee?
In general, a majority of workers in Tennessee will qualify for workers compensation. However, there are exceptions. If any of the following apply to you, workers compensation might not be available:
- You are volunteering
- You are an independent contractor
- You are a Federal worker (there are other programs that may be applicable to you)
- You are working on a farm that employees less than 6 employees within a 20 day period
- You work for the railroad
To determine whether or not you can recover workers compensation benefits, it is advisable to consult The Higgins Firm for a free case review. In the instance you are ineligible, there may be alternative options. For example, sometimes underinsured programs, federal programs, or a personal injury claim can be filed.There are Time Limits
If you are considering filing for workers compensation benefits, it is important you understand the deadlines to filing. Many of these are very short, less than 30 days. If you miss this deadline, you may lose your right to file. By retaining a workers compensation lawyer in Tennessee as soon as possible you can ensure the process is started immediately.Workers' Compensation Benefits
In Tennessee, workers compensation is intended to prevent undue hardship for an employee who has been injured while working. The available benefits may include:
- A portion of your wages
- Reimbursement for your travel costs
- Paid medical care
- Paid rehabilitation
You will not be able to recover non economic damages through workers compensation benefits. If you believe another person caused you harm, you may be able to file a personal injury claim in addition to workers compensation.About the Higgins Firm
Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee is located in the southeast corner of the state. It is a short drive from our centrally located Higgins Firm Nashville Office which has allowed us to expand our practice to this unique and exciting city. It is the fourth largest city of our state and growing. Because of its convenient location it is home to manufacturing companies, trucking companies and hub for travelers going through the south east.
The Higgins Firm has a practice which focuses on workmen’s compensation cases, catastrophic injury cases and employment law cases. In the Chattanooga area we have successfully represented injured employees for numerous companies. This includes many truck drivers that have worked for U.S. Xpress and Covenant Transportation.
The workers compensation division of the firm was created by Jim Higgins. Mr. Higgins began his career defending workers compensation cases for large corporations and insurance companies. Now his firm only represents employees. Mr. Higgins is personally involved in every workers compensation case in his office. He handles cases across the state of Tennessee.
We are glad to meet with our clients at their home if possible or we can deliver all necessary paperwork directly to their home. If a client would like to visit our Nashville office from Chattanooga here are the directions: Take I-24 West towards Nashville. As you enter Nashville you will take I-40 W toward I-65 S/HUNTSVILLE/MEMPHIS. Exit on 210C which is the second avenue exit and turn right. Turn left on Demonbreun and then a right on Third Ave. Our office is about two blocks down on the right. Parking is easy in the lot just across the street.
Contact us online or call us at 800.705.2121 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.