Understanding Workers’ Compensation: Your Rights and Responsibilities

At Logan-Thompson, PC, we understand that workplace injuries can be stressful and confusing. Navigating the intricacies of workers’ compensation can be challenging, but knowing your rights and responsibilities can help ensure you receive the benefits you deserve. Here’s a comprehensive guide to understanding workers’ compensation.

What Does Workers’ Compensation Cover?

Workers’ compensation benefits typically cover medical expenses for treatment related to workplace injuries or illnesses, compensation for a portion of lost wages due to the inability to work, and payments for temporary or permanent disabilities resulting from the injury. Additionally, workers’ compensation provides support for physical therapy and vocational rehabilitation services, as well as financial assistance to the dependents of an employee who dies as a result of a work-related injury.

Steps to Take After a Workplace Injury

  1. Seek Medical Attention: Your health and safety are top priorities. If necessary, seek immediate medical care.
  2. Report the Injury: Notify your employer as soon as possible. Most states have a specific time frame within which you must report the injury to be eligible for benefits.
  3. File a Claim: Your employer should provide you with the necessary forms to file a workers’ compensation claim. Ensure all paperwork is completed accurately and submitted promptly.
  4. Keep Records: Maintain detailed records of all medical treatments, expenses, and communications related to your injury.

Your Rights as an Employee

As an injured worker, you have several rights under workers’ compensation laws:

– The Right to Benefits: You are entitled to benefits if you suffer a work-related injury or illness.

– The Right to Medical Treatment: You have the right to necessary and reasonable medical treatment for your injury.

– The Right to Return to Work: You are entitled to return to your job if you can work or to receive vocational rehabilitation if you cannot return to your previous position.

– The Right to Legal Representation: You can hire an attorney to help navigate the workers’ compensation process.

How Logan-Thompson, PC Can Help

Navigating the workers’ compensation process can be overwhelming, especially when dealing with an injury. At Logan-Thompson, PC, our experienced attorneys are here to help you understand your rights and guide you through every step of the process. We are committed to ensuring you receive the benefits you are entitled to and will advocate on your behalf to achieve the best possible outcome.

If you have questions about workers’ compensation or need assistance with a claim, contact Logan-Thompson, PC, today. Our dedicated team is here to support you and provide the expert legal guidance you need during this challenging time.

Understanding Social Security Disability Benefits

Navigating the complexities of Social Security Disability Benefits (SSDI) can be daunting, especially when you’re already dealing with the challenges of a disability. At Logan-Thompson, PC, we are committed to helping you understand your rights and guiding you through the application process to secure the benefits you deserve. This comprehensive guide aims to demystify SSDI and provide the essential information to make informed decisions.

Who Qualifies for SSDI

To qualify for SSDI, you must meet specific criteria:

  1. Work History: You must have worked long enough and recently enough to pay Social Security taxes on your earnings. Typically, you need 40 work credits, 20 of which were earned in the last ten years before your disability.
  2. Medical Condition: Your disability must be severe enough to limit your ability to perform basic work activities significantly. It must also be expected to last at least one year or result in death.
  3. Inability to Work: You must be unable to perform any substantial gainful activity (SGA) due to your medical condition.

The Application Process

Applying for SSDI involves several steps, and it is crucial to provide comprehensive and accurate information to avoid delays or denials. Here’s a brief overview of the process:

  1. Initial Application: Submit your application online, by phone, or in person at your local SSA office. Ensure you have all necessary documentation, including medical records, work history, and personal information.
  2. Review: The SSA will review your application to determine if you meet the basic eligibility requirements.
  3. Medical Evaluation: Your application will be sent to the Disability Determination Services (DDS) office in your state, where a team will evaluate your medical condition and ability to work.
  4. Decision: You will receive a letter from the SSA with their decision. If approved, you will start receiving benefits after a five-month waiting period. If denied, you have the right to appeal.

Appealing a Denial

If your application is denied, keep hope. Many initial applications are denied, but you have the right to appeal. The appeals process includes several stages:

  1. Reconsideration: A different SSA representative will review your case.
  2. Hearing: If reconsideration is denied, you can request a hearing before an administrative law judge.
  3. Appeals Council: If the judge denies your claim, you can request a review by the SSA’s Appeals Council.

How Logan-Thompson, PC Can Help

Navigating the SSDI process can be overwhelming, but you don’t have to do it alone. At Logan-Thompson, PC, our experienced attorneys specialize in Social Security Disability claims and are dedicated to helping you every step of the way. From gathering essential documentation to representing you in appeals, we are committed to securing the benefits you deserve.

 

Business Litigation: Insights from Logan-Thompson PC

Disputes and legal challenges are inevitable in the fast-paced and competitive business world. When conflicts arise, business litigation becomes critical for resolving issues and protecting your company’s interests. At Logan-Thompson PC, we understand the complexities of business litigation and are committed to providing robust legal representation to help you navigate these challenges effectively.

What is Business Litigation?

Business litigation encompasses various legal disputes involving companies of all sizes. This includes conflicts between businesses, within a business, or between a business and an individual. Common types of business litigation include:

  1. Contract Disputes: Breach of contract, disagreements over contract terms, and contract enforcement issues.
  2. Employment Disputes: Issues such as wrongful termination, discrimination claims, wage and hour disputes, and harassment allegations.
  3. Intellectual Property (IP) Disputes: Cases involving trademark infringement, copyright violations, trade secret misappropriation, and patent disputes.
  4. Shareholder and Partnership Disputes: Conflicts between business owners, such as disputes over company management, profit sharing, and fiduciary duties.
  5. Commercial Real Estate Disputes: Issues related to property leases, purchase agreements, zoning laws, and property development.

Why Choose Logan-Thompson PC for Business Litigation?

At Logan-Thompson PC, we offer a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of the legal landscape affecting businesses. Here’s why you should consider us for your business litigation needs:

  1. Experienced Litigators: Our seasoned attorneys have a proven track record of successfully handling complex business litigation cases. We bring a strategic approach to every case, ensuring we explore all possible avenues for a favorable outcome.
  2. Tailored Legal Strategies: We recognize that each business dispute is unique. Our attorneys work closely with you to understand your needs and goals, crafting personalized strategies aligning with your business objectives.
  3. Comprehensive Services: From initial consultation and pre-trial negotiations to courtroom representation and post-trial proceedings, we offer comprehensive legal services to guide you through every stage of the litigation process.
  4. Proactive Risk Management: Beyond litigation, we assist businesses in implementing proactive measures to mitigate potential legal risks. This includes drafting solid contracts, developing effective employment policies, and ensuring regulatory compliance.

Business litigation can be complex and stressful, but you can confidently navigate these challenges with the right legal representation. At Logan-Thompson PC, we are dedicated to protecting your business interests and achieving the best possible outcomes for our clients. Whether you’re facing a contract dispute, an employment issue, or any other business-related legal challenge, our experienced litigators are here to help.

For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact Logan-Thompson PC today. Let us be your trusted partner in navigating the complexities of business litigation.

Navigating Auto Accidents with Logan-Thompson, PC

In the blink of an eye, an auto accident can turn your world upside down. From the physical injuries to the emotional trauma and financial burdens, the aftermath of a car crash can be overwhelming. When facing such challenging times, having a reliable legal partner by your side can make all the difference. At Logan-Thompson, PC, we understand the complexities of auto accident cases and are committed to helping you navigate the legal process with compassion and expertise.

The Importance of Legal Representation

After being involved in an auto accident, many individuals may feel overwhelmed and unsure of their rights and options. Insurance companies may pressure them into accepting low settlements or deny valid claims altogether. This is where having an experienced legal team like Logan-Thompson, PC, becomes invaluable.

How Logan-Thompson, PC Can Help

  1. Expertise: Our team of skilled attorneys handles auto accident cases. We deeply understand Tennessee’s laws and regulations regarding personal injury claims and will leverage our expertise to protect your rights.
  2. Investigation: We thoroughly investigate your accident’s circumstances to gather evidence and build a strong case on your behalf. This includes collecting witness statements, obtaining police reports, and working with accident reconstruction experts if necessary.
  3. Negotiation: We are skilled negotiators who will tirelessly advocate for your best interests during settlement negotiations with insurance companies. We aim to secure maximum compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
  4. Litigation: We will take your case to court if a fair settlement cannot be reached through negotiation. Our attorneys are seasoned litigators who will vigorously represent you in the courtroom and fight for the justice you deserve.

When dealing with the aftermath of an auto accident, you don’t have to face it alone. Logan-Thompson, PC, is here to provide you with the legal support and guidance you need to navigate this challenging time. With our expertise, dedication, and commitment to client satisfaction, you can trust us to fight tirelessly on your behalf and help you secure the compensation you rightfully deserve. Don’t wait until it’s too late—contact us today for a free consultation, and let us be your legal lifeline in the aftermath of an auto accident.

Safeguarding Your Rights: Logan-Thompson, PC’s Expertise in Criminal Defense

In the face of criminal charges, your freedom, reputation, and future are at stake. Whether you’re facing misdemeanor or felony charges, the criminal justice system can be intimidating and complex. At Logan-Thompson, PC, we understand the gravity of the situation and are here to provide you with aggressive and strategic legal representation in your time of need.

Understanding Criminal Defense:

Criminal charges can arise from a variety of situations, including drug offenses, DUIs, assault, theft, and more. Regardless of the nature of the charges against you, having a skilled criminal defense attorney who can protect your rights and advocate for your best interests is crucial.

The Importance of Legal Representation:

When you’re facing criminal charges, the stakes couldn’t be higher. A conviction can have far-reaching consequences, including incarceration, fines, probation, and a permanent criminal record that can affect your future employment, housing, and personal relationships. That’s why it’s essential to enlist the help of a knowledgeable and experienced legal team like Logan-Thompson, PC.

 

How Logan-Thompson, PC Can Help

  1. Strategic Defense: Our attorneys will meticulously review the details of your case, identify any weaknesses in the prosecution’s evidence, and develop a strategic defense tailored to your unique circumstances. We will explore all possible legal avenues to seek a favorable outcome, whether through negotiation, pre-trial motions, or trial.

 

  1. Protecting Your Rights: We are staunch advocates for our client’s constitutional rights and will work tirelessly to ensure they are protected throughout the legal process. From challenging illegal search and seizure tactics to safeguarding your right to a fair trial, we leave no stone unturned in our efforts to uphold justice.

 

  1. Negotiation and Litigation: Our attorneys are skilled negotiators seeking to mitigate the consequences of criminal charges by negotiating plea deals or reduced sentences with prosecutors when appropriate. However, if your case proceeds to trial, we are prepared to vigorously defend your rights in the courtroom and fight for an acquittal.

 

When you’re facing criminal charges, you need a legal team that will stand by your side and fight for your rights every step of the way. Logan-Thompson, PC, is dedicated to providing you with the aggressive and effective representation you need to protect your freedom and future. With our extensive experience in criminal defense law and unwavering commitment to client satisfaction, you can trust us to pursue every available legal option to secure the best possible outcome for your case. Don’t gamble with your future—contact us today for a free consultation, and let us safeguard your rights in the face of criminal charges.

Personal Injury Claims with Logan-Thompson: Advocacy and Compassion

When life takes an unexpected turn, and you find yourself dealing with the aftermath of a personal injury, choosing the right legal representation becomes paramount. Logan-Thompson emerges as a steadfast ally in personal injury law, offering compassionate advocacy and a commitment to securing the compensation you deserve. In this blog post, we explore why Logan-Thompson is the trusted choice for individuals navigating the complexities of personal injury cases.

 

  1. Empathetic Legal Team:

   Logan-Thompson understands the physical, emotional, and financial toll personal injuries can take on individuals and their families. The legal team approaches each case with empathy and compassion, recognizing clients’ unique challenges. This empathetic approach sets the foundation for a strong attorney-client relationship, ensuring clients feel supported throughout the legal process.

  1. Proven Expertise in Personal Injury Law:

   With a focus on personal injury cases, Logan-Thompson brings a wealth of expertise. The legal team is well-versed in the intricacies of personal injury law, including cases involving car accidents, slips and falls, medical malpractice, and more. This specialized knowledge allows Logan-Thompson to craft effective legal strategies tailored to the specific nuances of each type of personal injury case.

  1. Dedication to Maximum Compensation:

   Logan-Thompson is committed to securing the maximum compensation possible for its clients. Whether negotiating with insurance companies or litigating in court, the legal team tirelessly advocates for the rights of those who have suffered injuries due to the negligence or misconduct of others. This dedication ensures clients have a strong advocate fighting for their best interests.

  1. Comprehensive Legal Support:

   Personal injury cases often involve complex legal processes, including gathering evidence, assessing damages, and navigating insurance claims. Logan-Thompson provides comprehensive legal support throughout every stage of the case. From the initial consultation to settlement negotiations or trials, clients can rely on the firm for guidance and representation backed by a thorough understanding of personal injury law.

 

In personal injury law, Logan-Thompson stands as a beacon of compassionate advocacy and legal expertise. With a dedicated legal team, a focus on maximizing compensation, and a client-centered approach, Logan-Thompson is the trusted choice for individuals seeking justice and financial recovery after a personal injury. When life throws unexpected challenges, entrust your case to Logan-Thompson and experience the difference that compassionate and skilled legal representation can make in your journey toward recovery and justice.

Press Release

Logan-Thompson PC proudly announces that Tim Hewitt has been chosen as a new shareholder in our firm. Hewitt is a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Law and joined Logan Thompson in August of 2019 following a six-year criminal defense career with the Knox County Public Defender’s office. Hewitt will continue to work with the Logan Thompson Criminal Defense Team, specifically Kenneth Miller and Jimmy Logan, to continue Logan Thompson’s reputation as one of the most effective criminal defense firms in Southeast Tennessee. 

Shareholder Phil Jacobs has known Hewitt for many years and recruited him to join Logan-Thompson, “Tim has been a significant asset to our firm and the community over the past four years. He has served our clients well and has allowed Logan Thompson to continue to provide great service to the community.” 

Hewitt has resolved hundreds of cases and obtained multiple favorable jury verdicts in highly publicized cases. Hewitt has also served as a District Chair of the Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, winning awards for spearheading pro bono expungement and driver’s license restoration clinics. Hewitt is a 2023 graduate of the Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law class. Hewitt serves on the Ethics Committee of the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. In August of 2023, Hewitt received TACDL’s Stars of Light award in recognition of his exemplary leadership and zealous advocacy for his clients. Hewitt served from 2021 to 2022 as president of the Bradley County Bar Association. 

Senior partner James F. Logan, Jr. stated, “One of my greatest pleasures has been to mentor young lawyers who I now call partners Robert Thompson, Matt Coleman, and Phil Jacobs. With the help of Kenneth Miller, we will continue to mentor and work alongside Tim as we strive to represent our clients and serve the community in the Greater Southeast Region.” Hewitt is married to Mary Catherine, and they have three children: Greer, Ella, and Carlyle. Logan states: “We are excited that Tim and his family have joined the Logan Thompson family.”

Navigating the Holidays: Road Safety Tips and Your Guide to Handling Auto Accidents with Logan-Thompson, P.C.

The holiday season is a time of joy, celebration, and, often, bustling roadways. As families and friends come together to enjoy the festivities, the highways become busy with travelers. Amidst the cheer, it’s crucial to prioritize road safety to ensure your holidays are not marred by an unexpected auto accident.

Driving During the Holidays: Safety First

  1. Plan Ahead: Ensure your vehicle is road-ready before embarking on a journey. Perform routine maintenance checks, including tire pressure, brakes, and lights. Plan your route, considering traffic patterns and potential weather conditions.
  2. Stay Alert: Long drives and holiday rush can lead to fatigue. Take breaks, stay hydrated, and rotate drivers if possible. Avoid distractions like texting or phone calls while driving to keep focused on the road.
  3. Be Weather-Wise: Winter brings its challenges. Check weather forecasts and road conditions before setting off. Drive cautiously in adverse weather, maintaining safe distances from other vehicles.
  4. Buckle Up: Seat belts are your best defense in an accident. Ensure all passengers, including children, are properly restrained.

Our experienced team understands the stress and complexities that follow an auto accident. Here’s how we can assist:

Despite our best precautions, accidents can occur. If you are in this unfortunate situation during the holiday season, remember that Logan-Thompson, P.C. is here to help.

  1. Legal Guidance: We provide expert legal advice on navigating insurance claims, ensuring your rights are protected throughout the process.
  2. Investigation and Evaluation: Our team investigates the accident thoroughly, gathering evidence and evaluating the situation to build a strong case.
  3. Representation: We represent your interests in negotiations with insurance companies and, if necessary, in court, aiming for fair compensation for damages, medical expenses, and lost wages.
  4. Compassionate Support: We offer compassionate support and guidance, alleviating the stress of legal procedures and allowing you to focus on recovery and well-being.

Stay Safe, Stay Prepared

While we hope your holidays are filled with joy and laughter, accidents can happen. By prioritizing road safety and knowing your options in the event of an auto accident, you can navigate the holidays confidently. Logan-Thompson, P.C. is here to provide reliable support and guidance if you need legal assistance.

Remember, your safety on the road is paramount. Wishing you safe and happy travels this holiday season!

Seeking Justice for Wrongful Death Cases

Losing a loved one is an unimaginable hardship, especially when their death could have been prevented. Amid grief, navigating the legal complexities of a wrongful death case can feel overwhelming. At Logan-Thompson, P.C., we understand the emotional and legal challenges you face, and we’re here to provide compassionate support and expert guidance to seek justice for your loved one.

Understanding Wrongful Death

A wrongful death occurs when someone’s negligence, intentional actions, or recklessness leads to the untimely demise of another person. These cases can arise from various situations, including car accidents, medical malpractice, workplace incidents, or defective products. Recognizing whether a death falls under this category requires legal expertise—an area where Logan-Thompson excels.

How We Can Help

Navigating the legal landscape surrounding wrongful death requires a deep understanding of Tennessee’s laws and legal proceedings. Logan-Thompson, P.C. boasts a team of experienced attorneys well-versed in this field. Our attorneys will meticulously investigate the circumstances surrounding the death, gather evidence, consult experts when needed, and build a robust case on your behalf.

Personalized Approach

We recognize that every case is unique, just as every individual and family is. Logan-Thompson, P.C. approaches each case with a personalized strategy, tailoring our legal approach to fit your specific circumstances and needs. We aim to achieve legal success and support you through this challenging time.

Maximizing Compensation

In wrongful death cases, compensation may include medical expenses, funeral costs, lost future income, and the emotional pain and suffering experienced by surviving family members. Logan-Thompson’s attorneys are adept at calculating and maximizing the compensation owed to you, aiming to alleviate the financial burdens associated with your loss.

Contact Us Today

If you believe you have a wrongful death case or have questions about this legal area, don’t hesitate to reach out to Logan-Thompson, P.C. Our compassionate and knowledgeable team is here to listen, advise, and guide you through this difficult journey toward seeking justice for your loved one.

Losing a family member due to someone else’s negligence is devastating. Logan-Thompson, P.C. stands ready to help you navigate the legal complexities, fight for your rights, and honor the memory of your loved one by seeking the justice they deserve.

Navigating the Complex World of Business Litigation

Understanding Business Litigation

Business litigation encompasses a broad spectrum of legal disputes that arise within the corporate landscape. From contract disputes and intellectual property battles to employment issues and regulatory compliance challenges, these conflicts can be financially draining and reputation-damaging. Having a dedicated legal team by your side is crucial to protect your business interests.

Why Choose Logan-Thompson, P.C.

  1. Expertise: Our seasoned attorneys specialize in commercial law and litigation. With years of experience handling diverse business disputes, we possess the knowledge and skills to strategize effectively and advocate for your business’s rights.
  2. Customized Solutions: We understand that no two business disputes are alike. We tailor our approach to your unique situation, offering practical and customized solutions to your needs and goals.
  3. Alternative Dispute Resolution: Litigation can be costly and time-consuming. We explore alternative dispute resolution methods, such as negotiation, mediation, and arbitration, to help you resolve efficiently and cost-effectively whenever possible.
  4. Dedicated Support: At Logan-Thompson, P.C., we are committed to providing you the support you need. Our team is responsive, communicative, and focused on keeping you informed throughout the legal process.
  5. Protecting Your Interests: We are your advocates, dedicated to protecting your business’s interests and minimizing the impact of litigation on your operations. Our goal is to help you achieve the best possible outcome.

When your business faces litigation challenges, you need a law firm that understands the nuances of corporate legal disputes. Logan-Thompson, P.C. is here to guide you through the complexities of business litigation, ensuring that your rights are upheld and your interests are safeguarded. Don’t navigate the legal maze alone – trust the experienced team at Logan-Thompson, P.C., to be your dedicated legal partners. Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist you in resolving your business disputes.