Chatting With Chris – Easy as 1, 2, 3 – “Gone With The Wind”

Chatting With Chris – Easy as 1, 2, 3: 1 topic, 2 sources, and 3 comments

Topic:

Changes for Injuries occurring after July 1, 2014, 12:01am

Sources:

1. Chief Judge Ken Switzer “Gone With The Wind” analogy from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Seminar

2. THE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION REFORM ACT OF 2013
Public Chapter 903 (SB1645/HB1440)
Public Chapter 289 (SB0200/HB0194)

Comments:

 

1. Benefit Review Conference… GONE
Replaced with Workers Compensation Court

2. 400 weeks… GONE
Replaced with 450 weeks for calculation of permanent disability claims

3. Scheduled members (i.e. arms, legs, etc.)… GONE
All ratings are now calculated through the AMA 6th Edition Guides for permanent impairment to the body as a whole. For example, an injury to the finger will have to be calculated through the conversation table to the body as a whole. (Previously, it would have only been to the finger.)