New Tennessee Workers Compensation Act Goes Into Effect.

The new Tennessee Workers Compensation Act has gone to effect as of July 1, 2014. Unfortunately the practice impact of the new act is that permanently injured workers will now receive between 25% adn 75% less for any life changing permanent injury. All of this was done under the banner of being more “business friendly”. Unfortunately, this comes at a cost which we place on the backs of our working men and women.

I was recently interviewed about the new law. You can watch it below:

If you need to speak with a Tennessee Workers Compensation Lawyer please call our office today.

Author Bio

Jim Higgins, founder of the Higgins Firm, is a seasoned personal injury attorney with deep roots in Nashville, Tennessee. A 4th generation Nashvillian, Jim carries on the legal legacy of his father, a judge for over 30 years. After graduating from the University of Memphis School of Law, Jim’s career began on the other side of the courtroom, defending insurance companies and learning their tactics for minimizing settlements. However, he soon realized his true calling was fighting for the rights of the injured, and for the past several years, he has exclusively represented plaintiffs in personal injury cases.

Since then, his dedication and skill have earned him membership in the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization limited to attorneys who have secured million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for their clients. Licensed to practice in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Georgia, Jim focuses on personal injury, product liability, medical malpractice, and workers’ compensation cases. His exceptional work has been recognized by his peers, earning him a spot on the Super Lawyers list from 2021 to 2024, a distinction awarded to only a select group of accomplished attorneys in each state.

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