Tennessee Workers Compensation Laws

As per Tennessee workers compensation laws, injured workers must report the accident to their supervisor or employer within thirty days from the date of the accident. Failure to meet this initial reporting requirement may disqualify them from any compensation benefits for the occupational injuries. However, in case of a work-related illness, this time period is calculated from the date when the disease is first diagnosed. On the other hand, as soon as an employer receives such reports from injured workers, they must immediately submit the information to the occupational injury insurance carrier.