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    Default Benefits After Being Injured While Working Multiple Jobs

    My best friend was working two jobs but he got injured on another. He has just got out of surgery and is in rehab. Right now he is recieving his workmencomp check for the job that he got injured at but it is not enough to cover his basic living expenses. Its time for him to pay rent and he doesn't have enough money to pay it because he is not able to work his other job due to his injury. What we was wondering is does he have any legal rights to be able to collect for lost wages of his other job. If not does Tennesse have any type of program for this type of problem dealing with workmancomp. We are new to Tennesse and therefore we do not know of any good workmancomp attorneys. We have talked to a few but it seems that most are just interested in you signing with them before giving out any useable information. The fact is He is going to get an attorney but he wants to make sure that he gets one that is truely going to have his intrest at heart. As I stated early does workmancomp factor in the lost of wages for both of his jobs and if not what does he need to do.

    P.s Do anyone know of a good workmancomp lawyer in the Collierville, Memphis Tennesse area?
    Last edited by tipitoesyn; 09-05-2007 at 07:35 AM.

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    Default Re: Has 2 jobs but injured on another

    Welcome to the boards. Sounds like your friend has quite a querry.

    I am not familiar with TN WC laws, however since your friend had 2 jobs, is he/she able to file for unemployment benefits from the job he is not able to do? Does TN have any form of state assistance? like cash aide, food stamps, housing or utility assistance programs? if so he/she may want to contact them for assistance.

    No, the employers carrier is only liable for the lost wages from the job that the work injury incurred from not the other employer, to my knowledge.

    check out the TN work comp link at the bottom of the main page, perhaps you could find out more info there, or ask questions at the TN state page here.

    I'm sorry to hear of your friends circumstance and hope that everything will work out.

    Take care.

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    Default Re: Has 2 jobs but injured on another

    Your friend is in a tough spot, and it's one that other states take into consideration, but not Tennessee. He's only entitled to TTD for the job on which he was injured. Some states require (logically) that you come up with an average weekly wage from all employment that will be lost due to the injury. Not here.

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    Default Re: Benefits After Being Injured While Working Multiple Jobs

    IN NC, TTD is based only on the job of injury, but Temp Partial Disability can be based on the combined pre-injury jobs, because it compensates you for "loss of earning capacity."

    If TN does not have a case on point, and you want to litigate it, let me know and I will send you the cites (or copies) of the NC cases for use as persuasive legal authority.
    The North Carolina Court of Appeals has held that "In contested Workers' Compensation cases today, access to competent legal counsel is a virtual necessity." Church v. Baxter Travenol Labs, Inc., and American Motorists Insurance Company, 104 N.C. App. 411, 416 (1991).

    Bob Bollinger, Attorney and Board Certified Specialist in NC Workers' Compensation Law

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