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Which State Law Applies?

A Tennessee Workers Compensation Lawyer

If you have been injured on the job, it is your right to file for workers compensation. It is also your right to call a workers compensation lawyer from The Higgins Firm. By doing so you can ensure your rights and interests are protected.

At The Higgins Firm, we focus on helping injured workers recover from their financial losses after sustaining an injury on the job. We have represented a large number of workers and families in Tennessee who have been injured:

  • While employed in Tennessee
  • While working in Tennessee
  • While working in Tennessee, regardless of the state they live in
  • In a car accident whilst in the course of working

Our clients are broad and include construction workers, medical workers, office workers, young adults, laborers, union workers, and those who are in nearly every industry. Regardless of where you are working, you have rights. To find out if you have the right to recover workers compensation benefits, please call The Higgins Firm. We will listen to what you have to say and help you to explore your legal options.

When You Have Lost a Loved On Who Was Injured on the Job

Unfortunately, some workers injuries will result in a fatality. If you are the family of someone who died while working on the job, our Tennessee workers compensation lawyers encourage you to call us. It may be possible to recover workers comp benefits to help you with some of your losses. If negligence is a factor, we might also discuss the possibility of filing a wrongful death or personal injury claim. In general, to file these claims, a third party would have to be found negligent. If the employer or a co-worker was negligent, you may only be able to collect workers compensation benefits. There could be factors that are applicable to your own situation which is why you should consult a workers compensation lawyer from The Higgins Firm.

Which State Law Applies?

I live in Texas, drive a truck for an Alabama company and was injured in Tennessee. Which state do I look to for benefits under Workers Compensation?

Oftentimes it can be confusing as which state law applies in workers compensation cases. Since all state laws governing work comp are different it is very important to determine this. There are states that provide more under their Workers Compensation laws than Tennessee and some provide less. Usually we see this issue with someone whose job requires travel. Most often it is construction workers, sales employees and truck drivers who have this confusion. The best way to determine which state’s laws are best applied, generally it is important to know in which state the contract for hire occurred, where the employer and employee reside and the location of the injury. Usually we are able to determine the available state laws after these answers are gotten. We have clients throughout the United States who have Workers Compensation claims here in Tennessee. When a client is out of state, we coordinate everything from here in Tennessee and do everything we can to make the process as easy as possible for our client. Thanks to technology this process has become much easier. With the use of cell phones, emails and faxes we are able to communicate with our clients as easily as if they were just down the street.

Call The Higgins Firm for a Free Case Review

The Higgins Firm is happy to talk with you about your on the job injury in our office, over the phone, or in the hospital. We will answer your questions and assist you in making informed decisions. Our workers compensation lawyers in Tennessee work on a contingency fee basis. This means we accept 99% of all workers compensation claims with no money up front.

For a consultation with a lawyer from The Higgins Firm, please call 800.705.2121.

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