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Front Page - Friday, April 12, 2019

Court celebrating 100 years of workers’ compensation law in state




Tennessee Court of Workers’ Compensation Claims Judge Audrey Headrick, Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board Judge David Hensley and Tennessee Court of Workers’ Compensation Claims Judge Thomas Wyatt. - Photo by David Laprad

The Tennessee Court of Workers’ Compensation Claims this year is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the enactment of the Tennessee’s workers’ compensation law, and the public is invited to celebrate with them.

The Chattanooga arm of the court will hold a centennial celebration at its office, 1301 Riverfront Pkwy., Wednesday, April 17, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Guests are welcome to come and go as they please, as the event will be informal. Refreshments will be offered.

Tennessee was the 43rd state to enact a workers’ compensation plan.

“Before that, if an employee was injured on the job, he was out of luck,” says Judge David Hensley of the Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board. “It made a tremendous change in terms of protection for employees in Tennessee.”

Joining Judge Hensley in hosting the soiree will be Judges Thomas Wyatt and Judge Audrey Headrick, the trial judges at the Chattanooga court.

Source: Tennessee Court of Workers’ Compensation Claims