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Vaught Tennessee Injured Workers’ Right To Reopen Workers Compensation Claims

Vaught Tennessee Injured Workers’ Right To Reopen Workers Compensation Claims

Recent acquisition of Vought may allow for the re-opening of Tennessee injured workers’ compensation claim. The changing of certain circumstances can give rise for an injured worker to exercise his right to request for the re-opening of a previous workers’ compensation claim.  One of these circumstances may be when the employee is no longer employed by his pre-injury employer due to a merger/acquisition.
Thus, an opportunity for the reconsideration a claim may have come to
fruition with the recent news of Vought Aircrafts being acquired by Triumph Group Inc.

The court decision of Jenkins v. Yellow Transportation provides a situation which may parallel that of Vought’s.  In Jenkins, an employee
was injured on the job, subsequently settled his claim and then went back to work for Yellow Transportation.  Soon after going back to work, Yellow Transportation merged with another corporation to create YRC, an entirely new corporation, which preceded to layoff the claimant.  It was ruled that his previous workers’ compensation claim was entitled to reconsideration as he was no longer employed by his pre-injury employer after the merger (as it created a completely new corporation which laid him off).

Thus, it can be seen how the opportunity to for re-opening a previous claim may be allowed with the acquisition of Vought Aircrafts by Triumph Group.  This situation may apply to other current corporations as well.  If the above circumstances sound similar to yours, then you may be entitled to additional compensation.

To read more about the Vought acquisition click here.

If you have any question about your rights as a Tennessee injured worker please contact Jason G. Denton at (615)443-8784.

Jason G. Denton
Phone: 615.443.8772
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