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

Judge Announced for the Memphis Court of Workers’ Compensation Claims

Administrator Troy Haley has appointed Shaterra Reed Marion as a judge on the Court of Workers’ Compensation Claims, the adjudicative function within the Tennessee Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. She will be located in the Memphis office. Ms. Marion has practiced law in Tennessee since 2012, primarily in workers’ compensation and insurance defense. She has been Field … Continue reading Judge Announced for the Memphis Court of Workers’ Compensation Claims

Abbie Hudgens Inducted into NAWCJ Hall of Fame

By Judge Audrey Headrick, Chattanooga In 2011, Governor Bill Haslam appointed Abbie Hudgens as Administrator of the Division, now Bureau, of Workers’ Compensation. Among her many accomplishments, Abbie led the Bureau through the 2013 Workers’ Compensation Reform Act. The Reform Act created the Court of Workers’ Compensation Claims. Abbie ultimately appointed twelve workers’ compensation judges. … Continue reading Abbie Hudgens Inducted into NAWCJ Hall of Fame

Former U.S. Attorney General to Speak at Annual Conference

Attorneys, the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is offering three presentations to satisfy your annual continuing education requirements on legal ethics at the Annual Educational Conference. This year, the conference will take place Monday, August 15, through Wednesday, August 17, at the Embassy Suites Conference Center in Murfreesboro. We’re offering a one-hour ethics presentation on each … Continue reading Former U.S. Attorney General to Speak at Annual Conference

Judge Seymour to Retire; Applicants Sought for Memphis Judgeship

Judge Deana Seymour Memphis Judge Deana Seymour has announced her retirement. She will step down on Sept. 1. Look for another article about her career accomplishments and contributions to the Court in the very near future. In the meantime, the State of Tennessee and Bureau of Workers’ Compensation are requesting interested and qualified attorneys to … Continue reading Judge Seymour to Retire; Applicants Sought for Memphis Judgeship

Gov. Lee Announces Key Tennessee Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Appointments

Abbie Hudgens stepping down; Troy Haley will lead Friday, July 01, 2022 | 04:33pm NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced he will appoint Troy Haley to serve as Administrator of the Tennessee Bureau of Workers’ Compensation within the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, effective September 1. Lee also named key appointments to the Workers’ … Continue reading Gov. Lee Announces Key Tennessee Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Appointments

Knoxville Attorney Appointed Workers’ Compensation Judge

Governor Bill Lee has appointed Meredith B. Weaver as a judge on the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board for the Tennessee Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC).  Weaver has practiced law for 18 years, primarily in the areas of workers’ compensation and employment law. She is an attorney with the firm Peterson White in Knoxville.  Weaver was voted … Continue reading Knoxville Attorney Appointed Workers’ Compensation Judge

Governor’s Office Seeks Applicants for Appeals Board Judgeship

Gov. Bill Lee's Office announced yesterday that they are accepting applications to fill the judgeship currently held by the Honorable David Hensley, who will retire at the end of March. Applicants must be licensed Tennessee attorneys in good standing, age 30 or older, and have seven or more years of experience in workers' compensation law. … Continue reading Governor’s Office Seeks Applicants for Appeals Board Judgeship

Let it snow!

We're still proceeding with all scheduled telephone settlement approvals, today and tomorrow, despite the weather and closure of state offices. Photo by Judge Deana Seymour, Memphis.

Holiday hours

We’ll be closed December 23, 24, 31, 2021, and January 3, 2022. But TNComp never takes a break; you may still file documents at any time. Happy holidays.

Pandemic order rescinded

In 2020 and last May, the Chief Judge of the Court of Workers' Compensation Claims issued orders regarding health and safety procedures for in-person hearings. Those orders are now rescinded, given the passage of Title 14, COVID-19, of the Tennessee Code. Please read the latest order.