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Injured Workers


  • I Need Help (Ombudsman Program)

    The Workers’ Compensation Ombudsman Program provides assistance to employees, employers or any other party in a workers’ compensation claim that is not represented by an attorney.  The Ombudsman helps these self-represented employees and employers navigate the workers’ compensation claims process. Knowing accurate information about the law and the processes can help prevent disputes from becoming roadblocks to agreements.

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  • Filing a Claim

    Workers’ compensation benefits are designed to return those suffering a compensable workplace injury to their health and to their jobs as quickly as possible. Injured workers will be provided with the appropriate medical treatment, deemed medically necessary by an authorized treating physician,  to recover from a compensable work-related injury or illness.

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  • What Are My Rights

    Workers’ compensation benefits are designed to return those suffering a compensable workplace injury to their health and to their jobs as quickly as possible.  Injured workers should be provided with the appropriate medical treatment medically necessary to recover from a compensable work-related injury or illness by an authorized treating physician.

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  • Employee Misclassification

    The EMEEF (Employee Misclassification Education and Enforcement Fund) Program identifies and penalizes employers when a worker who is actually an employee is treated as self-employed or an independent contractor.

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  • Benefits

    Employees who have suffered a compensable injury, meaning that the authorized treating physician has determined it to be work-related, may be entitled to receive the medical and wage replacement benefits as prescribed by the Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Act.  Workers’ Compensation benefits are not provided by this Division.  Instead, they are provided by employers through their insurance providers or third party administrators (TPAs).

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  • Returning to Work

    After you are hurt on the job, several people will work with you to decide when you are ready to return to work and what work you will do.

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  • Area Offices

    If you have additional questions, please call 615-532-4812 or 800-332-2667 or contact us by email at wc.info@tn.gov. Find out about other available assistance programs by contacting an ombudsman. 

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  • FAQs for Injured Workers

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