Workers' Compensation Law Changes

Tom Montgomery, NGU Risk Management & Safety Engineering & Claims Management

June 2014

All of us at Tennessee Risk Management Trust and Safety Engineering Consultants value our continued relationship with you and are excited to work with you in the coming year.

As you are aware, the Tennessee's Workers' Compensation Statute has undergone some drastic changes, which applies to all injuries occurring on or after July 1, 2014. We hope you had an opportunity to attend the webinar we sponsored today or any other seminars that provided the important information of the updates and changes.

Attached is a claims packet to assist you in reporting your workers' compensation claims. We have included necessary forms and a check list of items needed when processing a claim. This will help to ensure we are all in compliance with the requirements of the new workers' compensation law and to avoid financial penalties.

Some of these forms will be new to you, while others you'll be familiar with, but they now must be completed more thoroughly and in a timely manner, again, to avoid financial penalties.

The following forms will not be necessary on the simplest medical only claims. They will be required on more involved claims such as more serious medical only claims, lost-time claims and all claims that involve impairment ratings. The adjuster may need this information on any claim to hasten RTW.

Employers and carriers are subject to fines and penalties as indicated above. These range from $50 to $10,000 per violation.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have - we are here to help!

BOE Claims - Contact TNRMT


615.953.6292 (fax)

Dawn Wiles, Supervisor, ext 396

Kay Hager, ext 331

Sandra Thompson, ext 240

Anne Bible, ext 270

Diane Gruenewald, ext 137

All Other Claims - Contact Safety Engineering & Claims Management


615.826.6378 (fax)

Kathy Kinard

Jennifer Hall

* Verified Wage Statement: Penalties are possible for non-compliance.

** Panel of Physicians C-42G: Penalties are possible for non-compliance. Please submit and updated panel to us as soon as possible.