We’re All Ears

By Judge Amber Luttrell, Jackson Through this blog, the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and the Court of Workers’ Compensation Claims seek to share insights, tips and developments on all things relevant to Tennessee workers’ compensation law. Sometimes we also seek to entertain you with engaging true stories of poison, mules, onions, man’s best friend, and … Continue reading We’re All Ears

In re Cooperation

By Judge Lisa A. Lowe, Knoxville Several months ago, a committee was formed within the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation to examine the process of the issuance of the dispute certification notice. The committee consisted of judges, mediators and program coordinators. One of its goals was to ensure greater consistency with regard to which documents are … Continue reading In re Cooperation

New Mediation and Hearing Procedures Take Effect TODAY

By Judge Robert V. Durham, Cookeville Anything new is rarely perfect on the first try. Just ask Thomas Edison, who had to experiment with thousands of different materials and shapes before discovering the best filament to create a commercially viable light bulb. While none of us in the Court of Workers’ Compensation pretends to be … Continue reading New Mediation and Hearing Procedures Take Effect TODAY