The Tennessee Workers Compensation Firm – Proven Results
The Higgins Firm has earned a reputation in Tennessee as a leader in the field of Workers’ Compensation Law. The firm was created by Jim Higgins, a former insurance defense attorney. nsultation to explain the workers' compensation process and the benefits you are entitled to. It is difficult to know if you are being treated "fairly" unless you know your rights under the Tennessee Workers Compensation law.
Local NBC affiliate interviews Jim Higgins regarding updates to the Tennessee Workers compensation law
Send Us Your Workers Comp Questions
If you have been injured at work , it is important to know what rights you have under the Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Act. This site is designed to give you some basic information regarding those rights. Of course, the law is always changing and workers compensation cases can often be complicated. Injured workers can benefit greatly by having a seasoned work comp lawyer in their corner. If you feel that you need the assistance of an attorney, please feel free to contact our office to discuss your case.
Why Act Now?
Often employees are reluctant to file a worker's compensation claim or contact an attorney because they are afraid their employer will fire them or they just are not "the type to sue". Remember that employers are required to carry workers compensation coverage to help an injured employee obtain needed medical care and to survive financially while they are unable to work. The employer has paid insurance premiums to protect the injured employee and an injured employee should not be reluctant to benefit from the coverage. Further, there are strict deadlines in workers compensation cases. If the employee fails to meet certain notice deadlines, they can lose their right to benefits. The employee should not hesitate to file a claim so they can get the medical care and financial assistance they need. Additionally, Tennessee law protects employees from employer retaliation. The Higgins Firm offers a free initial consultation to explain the workers' compensation process and the benefits you are entitled to. It is difficult to know if you are being treated "fairly" unless you know your rights under the Tennessee Workers Compensation law.
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