Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Handbook, 13th Edition
The Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Handbook, 13th Edition, by Wimberly Lawson Attorney Fred Baker, is the comprehensive resource for anyone who interacts with the Tennessee Workers’ Compensation System.
It is designed for HR personnel, attorneys, paralegals, risk managers, claims adjusters, mediators, benefit managers, claims analysts, and judges. Now fully updated and edited for 2021-2022, the Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Handbook, 13th Edition, gives clear, authoritative guidance that will help you navigate the challenges of the new Tennessee Workers’ Compensation landscape.
Packed with crucial compliance and practice guidance to help you manage changes to Tennessee workers' comp laws, your new edition includes:
- New COVID-19 presumption for emergency rescue workers
- Case law updates for injuries caused by exposure to elements
- Guidance on effect of ODG Guidelines on medical necessity
- Clarification on application of Statute of Limitations defense
- Changes to eligibility standards for Vocational Recovery Assistance
- Recent case law changes on attorney fee awards
- Legislative updates for contractor liability
- Effect of new Claims Handling Regulations
- And much, much more!
In plain-English, Tennessee Workers' Compensation Handbook, 13th edition:
- Clearly explains complex issues
- Covers all of the most recent reforms
- Summarizes pertinent case law
- Helps determine scope of employment
- Clarifies medical issues
- Outlines statutory and regulatory requirements
- Makes you the expert in Tennessee workers’ comp management!
Buyer’s Benefit: To make sure your Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Handbook remains current with changing interpretations and court decisions, we monitor courts and the state legislature. Each year we’ll rush you an updated edition and bill on a 30-day review basis. You pay only if you decide to keep the updated edition.
Published: October 2021
About the Author
Attorney Fredrick R. Baker is a member in the Cookeville, Tennessee, office of Wimberly Lawson Wright Daves & Jones, PLLC, which he joined in 2001. His law practice includes an emphasis in workers' compensation and employment discrimination, as well as ADA and FMLA compliance. Mr. Baker is the editor of the Tennessee Workers' Compensation Handbook, published by M. Lee Smith Publishers. He is also on the Advisory Board for the Tennessee Workers' Comp Reporter. Mr. Baker is Legislative co‐chair of the Upper Cumberland Society of Human Resource Management, and is a member of the Mid‐South Workers' Compensation Association. Mr. Baker is Tennessee's representative for the National Workers' Compensation Defense Network. Mr. Baker has an AV Preeminent® Rating, which is the highest possible rating given by Martindale‐Hubbell, the leading independent attorney rating entity - and he is also listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the field of Workers' Compensation Law/Employers, and in Mid-South 2017 Super Lawyers® in the area of Workers' Compensation. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy, summa cum laude, from Transylvania University and his law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Tennessee.