Peterson White LLP attorneys, Nick Peterson and T. Ryan Malone, recently represented a large retailer in a Federal Court case involving a store patron, who alleged she tripped on an anti-fatigue mat, near an employee work station, inside the store.  With Nick’s and Ryan’s counsel, though, the court awarded summary judgment on behalf of the…

Many workers’ compensation claimants in Kentucky have been receiving TTD awards for time periods when they were working light duty, effectively allowing them to double-dip by receiving both wages and TTD. A couple of weeks ago, the Supreme Court of Kentucky may have improved our current situation regarding TTD and light duty in Kentucky. In…

As of April 2, 2015, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released an update to its Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Healthcare and Social Service Workers. These new guidelines update OSHA’s 1996 and 2004 voluntary guidelines by incorporating workplace violence research collected from the last 10 years. Research includes causes of workplace violence…

Tennessee is a great state to own and operate a business, but when you have employees, your operational aspects and responsibilities grow. While Tennessee’s workers’ compensation laws have evolved to become more efficient, fair, streamlined, and cost effective for both employees and employers, it’s still important for employers to maintain an understanding of their rights, responsibilities,…

The Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Law has been significantly revised in many respects for injuries occurring after July 1, 2014.  Reportedly propelled by the sentiment that rising workers’ compensation costs in Tennessee has driven away business, produced inconsistent results, and led to acrimonious and unnecessary litigation, this reform and new system aims to be more efficient, fair,…

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