Some Tennessee jobs are extremely dangerous while others are comparatively safe. For example, the risk of getting hurt as an executive assistant is less than that of getting hurt at work while re-roofing a home. That said, an individual can suffer an on-the-job injury in just about any kind of circumstance, and that is why almost all workers are covered by workers' compensation insurance.
Workers' compensation insurance covers workers in just about any kind of job. To qualify for benefits, it generally does not even matter if the injury was your fault -- so long as it occurred during the course and scope of your employment. Whether you have an infected finger from a paper cut, or a severed finger from a paper cutter, you may be able to get benefits to pay for the medical care associated with the wound.
At Logan-Thompson, P.C., we specialize in helping individuals file their workers' compensation claims to seek the maximum amount of benefits available to them. We commonly represent workers who were hurt in falls or hurt by falling objects. We also see a lot of accidents caused by cranes, motor vehicles and fork lifts. Lost fingers, arms, hands and legs are common, and so are back injuries, burn injuries and knee and shoulder injuries.
Regardless of the kind of job site injury you are suffering from, and no matter how you were hurt at work, Logan-Thompson, P.C., is here to help Tennessee residents with their workers' compensation claims. We are happy to review your situation, inform you of your legal rights and options and recommend the best course of action. Call us for a free consultation today.