Tennessee Workers Compensation Law
Tennessee Workers Comp Quick Facts
The following represent the state of the law as of January 1, 2006. Please note that worker's compensation law can be complex and these laws and policies are subject to amendment at any time. If you need help with a worker's compensation issue, please consult a licensed attorney.
Is Worker's Compensation Compulsory? Yes
Are Waivers Permitted? Yes
Numerical Exceptions: 5; All subcontractors and anyone engaged in the construction industry shall be required to carry workers' compensation insurance, even if they have five employees or less.
Choice of Physician: Employee selects initial physician from a list maintained by the employer.
Waiting Period For Comp Benefits After Injury: 7 days
Compensation is retroactive if disability continues for what period of time from the date of injury? 14 days
Attorney Fees Permitted: 20%, statute
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