Former Tennessee Titans Take Hit Under New Workers’ Comp Law - Articles

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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Jul 9, 2014

Changes in workers' compensation laws have created new challenges for workers seeking help, including former professional athletes. In Tennessee, all workers seeking compensation face substantial cuts in benefits since a new law took effect July 1. Under the revised statute, employees will no longer have the right to appeal decisions in the state court system and factors that could boost benefits based on the severity and longevity of the injury were removed. Records show that some two dozen former Tennessee Titans football players have filed workers’ comp claims in Tennessee, while many more have sought compensation in California because it has more worker-friendly compensation laws. The Tennessean has more.