Workers' Compensation

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Federal: Tennessee Employee May Not Sue Statutory Employer for Work-Related Injury
Posted on 24 Jan 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

Noting that Tennessee courts have held that the exclusive remedy rule protects statutory employers from tort claims by employees of their subcontractors for injuries covered by the Tennessee workers' compensation act, even if the immediate employer... Read More

Tennessee: Roofer Not “Temporary Worker” Under Terms of General Liability Policy
Posted on 8 Aug 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

A worker engaged to assist the owners of a commercial building with the recoating of the building’s roof was an “employee” and not a “temporary worker” within the meaning of a commercial general liability policy,” held... Read More

Tinnitus and Hearing Loss: Noteworthy AMA Guides Cases
Posted on 12 Jul 2013 by LexisNexis Occupational Injuries & Illnesses S

Each year in the medico-legal treatise Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (LexisNexis), we survey court decisions involving the AMA’s Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment. Here are some interesting cases involving tinnitus and hearing... Read More

Tennessee: Employer Must Exhaust Administrative Remedies Before Contesting Department’s Authority to Order Second Panel of Physicians
Posted on 28 May 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

A Tennessee court reversed a trial court and denied an employer’s petition for writ of certiorari within which the employer had asserted that the state’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development had exceeded its authority by ordering... Read More

Tennessee: Store Manager’s PTSD Found Compensable After Encounter With Purse Snatchers
Posted on 28 Aug 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

A store manager who sustained injuries in her employer’s parking lot after she pursued two persons, posing as customers, who stole her purse from the store, could recover workers’ compensation benefits for psychological injuries in the nature... Read More