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Jackson, TN Personal Injury Attorneys

When people go to work every day and work hard for their money, they expect to be treated fairly and with respect. However, many businesses find ways around paying their employees properly for the hours they work, or discriminate against them for taking Family Medical Leave or for being an older employee or maybe even for having a disability. Jackson Tennessee is a good place to work. It is the county seat of Madison County and in 2012, had an estimated population of 67,265 residents. It is also home to Tennessee’s Supreme Court for West Tennessee. It is the seventh largest city in Tennessee and growing quickly. If you work in Jackson or Madison County and you feel that you may have been discriminated against or denied your employment rights, then you should talk to a employment lawyer with the Higgins Firm. We will review your case and answer any concerns you may have. We will work for you so you get the compensation you may be entitled to by law.

What are Some Workplace Issues I Should Be Aware of?

There are many employment issues that a Jackson or Madison County worker should be aware of so that you can make sure your rights are not being violated. Some of these issues may include but are not limited to:

  • Overtime pay
    These issues can mean anything from being misclassified as being exempt from overtime pay. It can also mean not getting paid all the overtime you are entitled for any hours worked over forty in a single week. It can mean an employer asking you to clock out early or clock in after meetings. It may also include an employer not properly keeping track of the hours their employees work.
  • Jackson or Madison County, Tennessee has an estimated population of about 98, 500 people in 2011. The area was formerly known as Alexandria but had its named changed in 1922 as a way of honoring General Andrew Jackson. Jackson was founded because of an act of the Tennessee General Assembly in 1821. It was determined that Jackson would be an appropriate place for the justice seat. The city grew quickly before the Civil War and was became a railroad crossing for the Mississippi Central, Tennessee Central, Mobile and Ohio railroads.Our car accident and personal injury lawyers at The Higgins Firm care about our residents and visitors who are injured and or killed in automobile and other personal injury related accidents in Jackson. In 2011, there were 86 traffic-related deaths in the city.

    At The Higgins Firm, our Jackson Tennessee injury lawyers have the experience and knowledge necessary for handling any possible claims you might have about all types of serious or even fatal Jackson, Tennessee automobile accidents, truck accidents, bicycle accidents, and any other type of personal injury accident including falls or other types of incidents that can occur in the home.

    Do I Need a Lawyer for My Accident Case?

    Some people that have been injured as the result of a crash or collision may not require the help of a lawyer for their claim. Typically, a claim involving just damages to property and a small or slight injury can be settled with insurance agents and does not require the skills of an attorney. If you do not know whether or not your case may require a personal injury attorney, you should speak to our firm about your eligibility to receive compensation. If your case does not require our help, our attorneys can typically provide you with adequate information so you can reach a reasonable settlement. If, however, your claim involves a severe or life-altering injury, it is recommended that you speak to a knowledgeable Tennessee vehicle collision attorney. These types of claims can involve factors that you may not even know about and an insurance provider is not legally required to inform people with injuries about the problems they may have to deal with. For insistence many claims that involve the need for treatment mean that if you received compensation from the other party, your medical insurance provider would be within their rights to ask for compensation for the amount they agreed to pay for the treatment you received. There may be an exception to these rights like the “made whole doctrine”. This exclusion can be difficult though and it may mean that the party with injuries pays a large amount of money if these rights are improperly defended. In all claims, there are time limitations that need to be met. If you fail to file your claim according to the limitations, you may have to give up your rights to make a case and may no longer be able to receive compensation. Many people may not realize what is a reasonable amount of compensation to settle for and may receive compensation for much less than they deserve. Our legal team with the Higgins Firm has the experience that is needed to determine if a settlement amount is reasonable or if a trial may be necessary.

    The Jackson accident attorneys at the Higgins Firm care about our clients and will hear your case and work with you to make sure you get the care and compensation you may be entitled to for any type of personal injury accident, including but not limited to: slips and falls, defective products, swimming pool accidents, on the job accidents, drunk driving accidents, automobile accidents, and medical malpractice accidents.

    Contact us online or call us at 800.705.2121 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.

    Hour and Wage
    This usually occurs if an employer is not paying the minimum wage requirements as set by state and federal laws.

  • Discrimination at the workplace
    This can include not being considered for a job, being demoted or being terminated because of your age, gender, sexual orientation, disability or because you took Family Medical Leave.
  • Being Harassed at work
    This can be by an employer or another employee and may or may not be of a sexual nature.
  • Violence occurring at work
    Everyone has the right to feel safe and secure while at work but if violence turns you or another co-worker takes place, you do have rights.

The employment lawyers with the Higgins Firm proudly serve the residents and workers of Jackson and Madison County. We commonly hear and work with cases involving failure to pay an employee the overtime they are entitled to which is a violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act or workers who have problems when taking Family Medical Leave. The Family Medical Leave Act allows for any eligible employee (must be employed with the company for at least one year) to take up to twelve weeks of unpaid and protected leave for medical reasons for a family member, child or for themselves. Problems that occur with family medical leave happen when an employer denies someone leave even though the medical reason is serious and should be approved. Problems also happen if when a employee returns from leave they are demoted or fired because they took the leave.

What Should I Do if I Have Faced Discrimination or Unfair Practices in the Workplace?

If you feel that you have been the victim of discrimination or any other violation of your employment rights, then it is advised that you contact a knowledgeable and compassionate employment attorney with the Higgins Firm. We understand how hard you work to support yourself and those you love and we will fight on your behalf to make sure you receive the compensation that is rightfully yours and make sure those responsible for the violations are held accountable for their actions.

Feel free contact us today online or by calling 800.705.2121 to discuss your case.

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