Last week, Gov. Bill Haslam signed into law a new workers’ comp overhaul for the state of Tennessee.
According to The Tennessean, the law “moves disputed cases from the courts to a new state agency, overseen by an administrator appointed by the governor.”
In addition, it will authorize “the creation of medical treatment guidelines and changes how disability payments are calculated, among other things.”
As a workers’ comp lawyer in Memphis I have concerns about how this new law may affect injured workers in the state. You can read some of those concerns here in a previous blog post.
But my concerns aren’t as important as yours. If you’ve been injured on the job in TN, you may be wondering how the new workers’ comp law will affect you.
Most of the bill’s changes won’t take affect until summer of 2014. The new medical treatment guidelines and other changes should be in place by then, but they don’t actually exist yet – they still have to be written. We’ll keep you updated as the changes start to take shape.
Our workers’ comp attorneys know the law and how it will affect you. If you’re injured on the job, don’t wait around or hesitate: contact our Memphis workers’ comp lawyers today.