Workers' Compensation: Tennessee
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Nicole Farley, Fisher Phillips.
- All Tennessee employers covered by Tennessee's Workers' Compensation Law are required to post the Tennessee Workers' Compensation Law Poster in the workplace. See Notice Requirements.
- Most employers are required to provide workers' compensation insurance coverage in Tennessee, with few exceptions. See Covered Employers.
- Nearly all employees are covered by workers' compensation insurance if they work for a covered employer. See Covered Employees.
- Injuries and occupational diseases arising out of and in the course of employment are compensable under Tennessee law. See Compensable Injuries.
- Injured employees are entitled to full medical benefits under workers' compensation. See Medical Benefits.
- Workers' compensation provides partial compensation for lost wages due to injury as well as other benefits. See Other Benefits.
- Employees who are injured on the job must report the injury within 30 days to their employer. See Claims Procedure.
- Employers may not retaliate in any way against an employee who files a workers' compensation claim. See Retaliation and Interference.
- Disputed claims can be appealed. See Disputes and Administrative Proceedings.