Workers' Compensation Lawyer in Tennessee
When you have suffered an injury while working, you should talk with a workers' compensation lawyer Tennessee residents respect. For years, The Higgins Firm has been assisting injured workers in Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Memphis, and the surrounding areas. If you are concerned about the workers compensation process, your ability to recover maximum benefits, we invite you to call The Higgins Firm.
Our lawyers know the laws, legal system in Tennessee, and the procedures. Guided by our skill and experience, our firm has been able to help thousands of workers in Tennessee recover all of their benefits in a timely manner.
For a consultation with The Higgins Firm, call us now. Lawyer, Jim Higgins will review your case, answer your questions and help you determine what options are best.Do You Qualify for Workers Compensation?
If you are wondering whether or not you qualify for workers compensation, the likely answer to this is yes. However, there are a few exceptions that may apply, such as:
- You work as an independent contractor.
- You are a volunteer or apprentice.
- You work on a farm that has less than six employees in a 20 day period.
- You work for the federal government.
If the above do not apply to you, workers compensation benefits may be available. If by chance one of these things is applicable to your situation, you may want to consult a lawyer to find out whether there are alternative options - usually there are.Can You Receive Workers Comp Benefits?
Even if you are eligible for workers comp, it doesn't mean you can receive it. For example, not all injuries or illnesses will be covered. In order to receive your benefits, the following should be applicable to your situation:
- Your employer is mandated for workers comp
- You were injured or became ill while working, or as a result of your job duty
- You notified your employer about your injury, and within 30 days
- You sought treatment at a doctor
- You have a medical report that details what happened
- You were not intoxicated at the time of the accident
If you don't know whether these things are true, you can discuss them with a workers compensation lawyer in Tennessee.
If You Have Been Hurt At Work The Higgins Firm Can Help.
Tennessee Lawyer and Jim Higgins is personally in charge of the Tennessee Workers' Compensation Division of The Higgins Firm. At first, Attorney Higgins defended companies that denied benefits to injured workers. Then he had a change of heart and now exclusively represents injured employees--never corporations. It is our belief that this experience gives our firm unique insight into the handling of these cases.
Jim is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum--reserved exclusively for trial lawyers who have won a verdict or settlement exceeding a million dollars for a single client. He is also a member of the Top 100 National Trial Lawyers
Jim's clients and fellow lawyers give him great testimonials. You can read the reviews here and here and know that you're in capable hands when you have the Higgins Firm handling your worker's comp claim.
Jim and the firm's other lawyers, staff and experts have successfully represented employees throughout the state for all types of work injuries including reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), rotator cuff injuries, traumatic brain injuries, loss of limbs, repetitive strain injuries, and severe back and neck injuries. If you have a case that you believe needs the assistance of an experienced workman's compensation lawyer please contact us now.
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