REALLY need help.
i will tell you like it is. under w/c laws, which are not fair in my opinion, finger injuries have little value for settlement. they have some value, and i can explain and try to help you. the state is responsible under w/c for treatment, and a settlement for disability to your hand from the finger injuries. you should be able to keep employment with them. do not quit the job no matter what.
i would like to know about the machine that caused it, details, etc. you can call or email anytime.
thank you, jay stillman
You can search for an attorney through this site, by clicking on the "Find a Lawyer" tab at the top of this page, and then searching for a Worker's Compensation attorney in your local area. Call until you find one. Best of luck.
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You may have a machine guarding issue. Look for an attorney who is a member of the Tenn. Trial Lawyers ass'n and handles product liability cases. You would also have a comp case. The TTLA members give free consultations.
I agree with Mr. Stillman. Tennessee comp laws are ridiculous and your best bet will be to have a good lawyer look into a claim against the machine manufacturer. Jay Stillman is a very good attorney. You should email or call him. Good luck.
I agree with the other attorneys above--do not quit your job. If a machine malfunctioned while you were on the job and caused this injury, you need to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. While Tennessee workers' compensation laws undervalue injuries such as these, a liability claim against the manufacturer will not be subject to the same limitations. (More specific information regarding your claim will need to be evaluated to assess it fully.) Further, attorneys who take these types of claims generally do not charge for consultations and handle the cases on contingency fees, meaning that they only receive legal fees if you recover. I would add that it is important to keep up with all documentation regarding your claim (e.g., medical bills, medical records, incident reports, etc.) and bring all of it with you when you meet with a lawyer. Good luck!
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