Sevierville Workplace Injury Lawyers Fight for You After an Accident at Work
A firm that knows fair compensation is important to your recovery
If you’ve been injured at work, you may need to pursue a claim through your company’s workers’ compensation insurance. At Fox & Farmer, Attorneys at Law, our local Knoxville attorneys aggressively advocate for you as you file your claim and make your case. With more than 40 years of combined legal experience between the two of us, we understand the best strategies to take, using a caring and compassionate approach. Most important, we are deeply committed to your health and happiness and do all we can to serve as a needed support system to you and your loved ones.
What can workers’ compensation benefits cover?
Employers must carry workers’ comp insurance in case an injury occurs to one of their workers, and these benefits can be vital for people who have to pay increased expenses or who lose work time because of a workplace injury. Generally, workers’ compensation covers the following:
- Medical expenses. Your injury may require a number of hospital visits, procedures and tests, all of which are very expensive. Workers’ comp benefits help to cover these costs.
- Rehabilitation. Some injuries are long-lasting and require you to engage in rehabilitation to make a recovery. There are also high costs associated with this.
- Lost income. When an injury keeps you out of work, workers’ compensation provides you with the money you need to continue to support yourself and your family. In most cases, these benefits last for a certain amount of time until you can return to work.
- Wrongful death compensation. The most serious of workplace accidents may result in the death of a loved one. Benefits may be available to family members who were dependent on the deceased individual through a wrongful death lawsuit.
In 2013, the state passed workers’ compensation reform, which streamlines the process for filing for benefits and sets up a workers’ compensation court to hear cases. There is also a new physician selection process that allows employers to choose up to three medical providers within 100 miles. These changes go into effect in July 2014.
The special circumstances of third-party accidents
When a workplace accident occurs due to the negligence of a third party, not you or your employer, you have the right to take legal action to seek appropriate compensation. Third-party accidents often occur as a result of equipment malfunctioning or an auto accident with a company vehicle. In addition to filing a workers’ comp claim, you may also file a personal injury lawsuit against outside parties that caused your accident.
Learn more about workers’ compensation by working with a skilled attorney
At Fox & Farmer, Attorneys at Law, we are completely dedicated to serving you. We can come to your home or the hospital to meet with you at your convenience, and we offer free consultations via phone at 865.951.7268. You’re also invited to visit our offices, located just off I-40 and I-75 in Knoxville. We have plenty of parking available and maintain flexible office hours.