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Independent Contractor vs Employee: one classification will prevent you from getting benefits

srpthumb-p12782-450x260-no.jpgIf you are injured on the job in Tennessee, you may be entitled to workers compensation benefits. However, only "employees" are entitled to benefits under the Workers Compensation Act. Some employers attempt to classify their employees as "independent contractors" to avoid having to pay workers compensation benefits to those injured on the job. Therefore, when there is an on-the-job injury, it is crucial to determine whether you are an employee or independent contractor.

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