Unsafe work sites
Injured In The Workplace?
The logic is simple: Employers are responsible for their employees. As such, if a worker suffers an injury on the job, the employer ought to bear the costs of medical care, time off and related expenses. Both state and federal laws support this. In Tennessee, employers are compelled to maintain reasonably safe work sites and equipment to diminish the likelihood of injuries. Likewise, they must carry workers’ compensation insurance to help pay the costs of recovery if an employee is hurt.
Yet employers often disregard the law. They challenge workers’ claims that they were hurt on the job. When a worker is injured, they threaten to fire or demote workers who intend to pursue compensation. This is illegal and should not be tolerated.
The lawyers at Myers & Ball, LLP, can assist. We have decades of combined experience helping injured workers in Newport and throughout eastern Tennessee. We know how to fight back against employers and work hard to help our clients file the strongest possible claims.
Helping You Get The Financial Support You Need
Workers in Cocke County and the surrounding region face many risks. We have a lot of processing plants, manufacturers, construction firms and other labor-intensive work sites, where individuals are especially prone to injury.
Our attorneys are skilled in obtaining compensation for a full range of considerations, including:
- Doctors’ visits
- Lost wages
If you are unable to return to work in the long term, our firm is also able to pursue additional compensation through the Social Security Disability Insurance program.
We’ll Inform You Of Your Options For Free
To learn more about how Myers & Ball can help, reach out to our firm. We promptly respond to all inquiries and, should you choose to retain us, will guide you through every step of the claims-filing process.
Many of our clients have been referred to us by others whom we’ve helped to achieve success; we can help you, too. Call us at (423) 248-1023 or schedule your free consultation online.