If you are a medical provider treating or diagnosing injured workers involved in a Tennessee workers’ compensation claim, the Division of Workers’ Compensation is here to help you! If an employee gets hurt at work or gets sick from his/her job an employer is expected to immediately notify their insurance carrier or third party administrator (TPA) so that the claim can be processed timely. Tennessee’s workers’ compensation system requires most employers to pay for the medical treatment needed. Employees do not have to pay to get workers’ compensation benefits. It is paid for by the employer. It does not generally matter whether the accident was the employee’s fault, another worker’s, or the employer’s. Employees still get the benefits spelled out in Tennessee’s Workers’ Compensation law.
What are medical providers entitled to receive for providing workers’ compensation treatment to injured workers in Tennessee?
Are there any other medical programs the Division of Workers’ Compensation administers?
An employee reported a workplace injury. What happens now?
What benefits are injured employees entitled to receive if injured at work?
What if there is a dispute between the employer and the employee about the injury?