Workers Compensation

When an employee suffers from an injury at work, Tennessee has a structure of specific laws designed to provide benefits to the injured worker, while protecting the employer from frivolous claims. These laws dictate the steps an employee must take to receive these benefits. Ortale Kelley workers’ compensation attorneys understand these detailed steps, as well as the various issues the employers we represent face throughout workers’ compensation claims. Our goal is to step in and take over the ongoing claim, allowing our clients to focus on their businesses.

Workers’ compensation claims are unique. Using their knowledge of the complex nature of the Tennessee Worker’s Compensation system, our workers’ compensation attorneys help our clients navigate the legal system to resolve claims efficiently and reasonable. From the inception of our firm, Ortale Kelley workers’ compensation attorneys have represented a variety of employers, large and small, through their insurance carriers or third party administrators. We expertly evaluate claims from their inception, appear before the Tennessee Supreme Court Worker’s Compensation Panel, and often obtain favorable settlements for our clients. However, our expertise is available even before a claim is filed. We can provide guidance in a preventative capacity to help control the costs of claims when they occur.

In whatever capacity a worker’s compensation issue arises, our attorneys will work with you at every step to achieve a successful result at a reasonable cost.

Because Ortale Kelley is a full-service law firm, our appellate advocacy attorneys may draw upon the experience and knowledge of other Ortale Kelley attorneys in the following practice areas:

  • Defense of workers’ compensation claims
  • Workers’ compensation appeals
  • Workers’ compensation return to work issues
  • Subrogation
  • Serious and willful misconduct claims
  • Construction site accidents
  • Management training sessions related to workers’ compensation law and compliance