7/9/2009Workers compensation settlements in Tennessee vary in their amounts. Just yesterday I settled a workers compensation case for $9,000.00 at a mediation. This was the maximum amount that we could have received at trial. I drove from the mediation back to my office and started working on a pending case where we are expecting a settlement of over $1,000,000.00 in workers compensation benefits to be paid.
B. Keith Williams
B. Keith Williams
Why the big difference. Well the first thing is the sevierity of the injury itself. Of the two above, the first one involved a lady who had an injury to her arm and is still working. The later involved an iron worker who is totally disabled and is in and out of a wheel chair for the rest of his life. The amount of the award not only depends on the sevierity of the injury and the employee's ability to perform work after the injury, but also depends on several other factors such as:
- What Part of the Body is Injured
- Sevierity of the Injury
- Whether or Not the Injury is Permenant
- Medical Impairment Rating
- Permenant Restrictions Given By the Physician
- Employees Average Weekly Pay
- Past Injuries and Disabilities
- Loss of Use of a Body Part
- Vocational Disability (How the Injury Effects your Ability to Earn A Living)
- Jobs Available in the Community (Where You Live)
As you can see from the factors above, these cases are complicated and the awards do vary - a lot! It is very important for Tennessee workers to find an expierenced Workers Compensation attorney so their settlement can be maximized. Remember, you only get one bite at the "Workers Compensation Apple."
Once you settle, thats it! Make sure you have an expierenced Tennessee workers compensation attorney on your side. We maximize these awards for a living. The workers compensation adjusters and their lawyers minimize your award for a living. Make sure you make it a fair fight.
Here is a link to a few of our past Tennessee Workers Comensation Settlements.
If you have been injured on the job in Tennessee, please call or click to discuss your claim with a real attorney at The Williams Law Group. We can help!
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