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Tennessee Court of Workers’ Compensation Claims: One Year Later - On-Demand
Webinar now available on-demand.
The creation of the Court of Workers’ Compensation Claims was a significant part of the 2013 reforms that took effect on July 1, 2014. By April 30, 2015, 73 expedited hearings had been held, 133 dispute certification notices were pending, 587 settlements had been presented for approval, and 1,372 petitions for benefit determination had been filed.
Changes coming out of the 2015 legislature included:
- The statute of limitation is extended to two years beyond the date of the last permanent benefits payment in all cases in which the employer paid the employee permanent benefits without a formal settlement agreement.
- Any unapproved settlement agreement reached between the parties is void.
Learn more about navigating the Tennessee Court of Workers' Compensation Claims by participating in this in-depth webinar — now available on-demand. Your presenter, Chief Judge Kenneth Switzer of the Tennessee Court of Workers’ Compensation Claims, will give an update on the launch of the court, review basic procedures, and discuss some of the problems encountered by the courts in their first year of operation.
- Applicable rules
- Petition for Benefit Determination
- Dispute Certification Notice
- Expedited hearings
- Initial hearings
- Post-discovery mediation
- Compensation hearing
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About Your Speaker:
Chief Judge of the Tennessee Court of Workers’ Compensation Claims.
Kenneth Switzer is the Chief Judge of the Tennessee Court of Workers’ Compensation Claims. In this position, he is responsible for implementing court procedures and overseeing the general court operations, in addition to handling a full caseload. He received a B.A. in History from David Lipscomb College in 1973 and his J.D. from the University of Louisville in 1977.
He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. Before taking the bench, Chief Judge Switzer represented both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of civil litigation matters, including serious personal injury, medical malpractice, and workers’ compensation. He earned board certification in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in 1996. He is a Rule 31 trained mediator. Chief Judge Switzer is a frequent speaker on the subject of Workers’ Compensation Law at continuing education seminars for lawyers and insurance professionals, as well as before business and community groups.