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Was recently awarded a 40%vocational disability,and a 25% body to the whole award on a workers comp case in court,this was in the state of Tennessee.I already had a 7% body to the whole award from a settlement back in 1997.My question is>>>> Are both of the judges awards(vocational & body to the whole)compensable financially ? I have been led to beleve that the vocational is payable by workers comp,but who pays on the body to the whole award ? Also I have been out of work for three years because of the workers comp doctors restrictions,but my employer says they have nothing I can do with those restrictions,but yet keep me full time employed,thus not allowing me to earn a salary,nor getting workers comp,nor unemployment. I had read where by Tennessee labor laws the employer was still required by law to keep paying me,even though I was not working,do you know if this is correct ? Thanks for any and all imput from anyones advice.


[This message has been edited by Tootall (edited October 07, 2000).]

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