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Court of Workers’ Compensation Claims

Welcome to the website of the Tennessee Court of Workers’ Compensation Claims

A brief description of the Court of Workers’ Compensation Claims and the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board

Our mission is to provide a fair, efficient, and professional system to employees and employers that will promote economic prosperity for all Tennesseans. Our vision is to operate the best workers’ compensation system in the Southeast. Our core values are unimpeachable ethics, honesty, superior customer service, devotion to the pursuit of excellence, impartiality, fairness, integrity and efficiency.

The Tennessee Legislature passed comprehensive Workers’ Compensation reform legislation in 2013. The reform created a new, administrative Court of Workers’ Compensation Claims within the Workers’ Compensation Division. The judges, appointed by the Workers’ Compensation Division Administrator Abbie Hudgens, are:

* Brian Addington, Kingsport;

* Joshua Baker, Nashville;

* Lisa Knott, Knoxville;

* Pamela Johnson, Knoxville;

* Allen Phillips, Jackson;

* Jim Umsted, Memphis;

* Thomas Wyatt, Chattanooga; and,

* Ken Switzer, Nashville, Chief Judge. 

Court of Workers’ Compensation Claims and Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board Opinions

Court of Workers' Compensation Claims Practice and Procedures

Court of Workers’ Compensation Claims Settlement Approval Times

Frequently Asked Questions about the 2013 Reform Act

Public Chapter 289
http://www.tn.gov/sos/acts/108/pub/pc0289.pdf

Public Chapter 282
http://www.tn.gov/sos/acts/108/pub/pc0282.pdf

Tennessee Compensation Rules and Regulations, Chapter 0800-02-21, Mediation and Hearing Procedures


FORMS

Petition for Benefit Determination

Dispute Certification Notice

Medical Record Certification

Request for Expedited Hearing

Expedited Hearing Notice of Appeal

Request for Initial Hearing

Compensation Hearing Notice of Appeal

Subpoena


TEMPLATES

Explanation Of Workers' Compensation Benefits

Initial Hearing Order

Order Approving Settlement Agreement with Future Medical Expenses

Order Approving Settlement Agreement with Closure of Medical Expenses

Order Approving Settlement Agreement of a Doubtful and Disputed Claim

Pre Compensation Hearing Statement

Settlement Agreement with Future Medical Expenses

Settlement Agreement with Closure of Medical Expenses