Appeals Board Opinions, 2022: Part One

By Jane Salem, staff attorney, Nashville The Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board had another busy year in 2022. This article will recap cases (which you really need to read!) on all things medical: causation, reasonably necessary treatment, noncompliance, etc. We’ll also look at a couple cases about other categories of benefits. Medical causation As practitioners … Continue reading Appeals Board Opinions, 2022: Part One

Looking Back at 2022: Supreme Court Panel Opinions

By Jane Salem, staff attorney, Nashville Happy New Year! Every January, we post a series of articles summarizing the appellate opinions from the previous year. This year is no exception. Here’s the roadmap for this article. We’ll start with a few words about the year generally, followed by the “rule” for these articles. Then we’ll … Continue reading Looking Back at 2022: Supreme Court Panel Opinions

Reminders

The Bureau will be closed on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. (Although TNComp is available 24/7/365.) Also, settlement approvals will proceed in Nashville on January 25, but nowhere else statewide. And no settlement approvals will take place on January 26 or 27 statewide due to a judicial conference. “Hate cannot drive … Continue reading Reminders

A Primer on Affidavit Approvals in Nashville

By Sarah McMahan, Administrative Assistant, Nashville On March 10, 1876, Alexander Graham Bell made the first successful telephone transmission of clear speech, famously saying, “Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you.” Bell probably never imagined how his invention would evolve over the years, or that for most of us, it would become almost … Continue reading A Primer on Affidavit Approvals in Nashville

ALERT: WATER MAIN BREAK CAUSES MEMPHIS OFFICE CLOSURE

Settlement approvals will be held by phone this week only. Due to inclement weather, the City of Memphis has experienced several water main breaks. The breaks have left the Memphis office of the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation uninhabitable until the low water pressure can be fixed. Staff will be working remotely. Therefore, for this week … Continue reading ALERT: WATER MAIN BREAK CAUSES MEMPHIS OFFICE CLOSURE

It’s Official! Judge Shaterra Marion is Sworn in

Yesterday afternoon, Chief Judge Kenneth M. Switzer administered the judicial oath to Judge Shaterra Reed Marion, who will sit in the Memphis office of the Tennessee Court of Workers’ Compensation Claims. Her husband, Gerard Marion, held the Bible. Judge Marion’s father, Terrence Reed, helped her don the robe for the very first time. Judge Marion … Continue reading It’s Official! Judge Shaterra Marion is Sworn in