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You can fight your employer for a correct classification

It's possible as an employee to be misclassified as something you aren't. For instance, you may be classified as an independent contractor when you're actually working as an employee. While this doesn't seem very important, it actually is. If you're misclassified as the wrong kind of worker, you may be limited when it comes to workers' compensation and other benefits.

Irritant contact dermatitis is a common injury in the workplace

One of the most common skin diseases in workplaces is irritant contact dermatitis. This skin condition is usually a result of toxic exposure. For example, if you're exposed to chemicals, your skin could suffer a reaction and become irritated, eventually developing contact dermatitis.

Vocational rehabilitation helps you get back to work

After an injury, workers may think they won't be able to go back to work. The truth is that most workers can go through rehabilitation to obtain the training they need to get back on the job. Vocational rehabilitation is an important part of the workers' compensation program in your state. Its goal is to help you get back to working a job that supports you and your family.

Thinking of returning to work? Consider your health first

After a workplace injury, you may want to return to work as quickly as possible to avoid missing out on too much of your paycheck. While it's important to have an income, your safety is the first and foremost concern. Before you can return to work, you should consult with your authorized treating physician, insurance claims adjuster, attorney and employer to make sure you're right in going back now.

What should you know about workers' compensation in Tennessee?

No one expects to get hurt at work, but it's a sad truth that many employees are hurt on the job each day. If you are hurt on the job, it's vital that you know how to move forward with a claim. For instance, did you know that you need to let your employer know about your injury within 15 days of your injury or from the time your doctor informs you it's work-related?

Who's required to carry work comp coverage in Tennessee?

Chances are good that when you report to work for the start of your shift that the very last thing on your mind is suffering some manner of work-related injury. Indeed, your thoughts are understandably focused on matters like meeting delivery schedules, production quotas and report deadlines.

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