Tennessee Workers' Comp Defenses: Insights for Attorneys & Employers- On CD
Presented by an attorney who focuses his practice on employment and workers' compensation litigation, Jason Ensley - Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC (Johnson City Office)
Whether you represent employers or employees, you don't want to miss the Tennessee Attorneys Memo audio conference on available defenses for workers' comp claims in Tennessee, Tennessee Workers' Comp Defenses: Insights for Attorneys & Employers.
In just 60 minutes, an attorney whose practice concentrates on employment and workers' compensation litigation will cover recent holdings from the Tennessee Supreme Court and the Workers' Comp Appeals Panels:
- An employee of a company with a drug-free workplace program rebutted the statutory presumption that his injury was caused by his drug usage.
- An injury that occurs as an employee is walking on a level, obstacle-free concrete surface is not compensable unless a hazard contributes to the injury.
- An increase in pain, by itself, is not sufficient to support an award of workers’ compensation benefits. The employee must show that the work injury caused an anatomical change or otherwise permanently advanced the severity of the employee’s preexisting condition.
- A plaintiff, who was injured while slicing cable, was an employee, not an independent contractor, of a subcontractor on a project to install a cable system.
When you participate in this interactive live event, we'll cover:
- Independent contractor/subcontractors
- Not "arising out of" (causation)
- Not "in the course of employment" (time and space)
- Misrepresentations on employment application as to physical limitations
- Employee’s willful misconduct or self-inflicted injury
- Intoxication or illegal drugs
- Willful failure/refusal to use a safety appliance
- Willful failure to perform a duty required by law
- "Last injurious injury/exposure" rule
- Aggravation of a preexisting injury
- Statute of limitations
Make sure you’re protecting your clients by staying fully up to date on the latest developments.
Tennessee Workers' Comp Defenses: Insights for Attorneys & Employers is just $97 per listener.