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Settlement Too Low? Four Ways to Know

Workers’ Compensation Settlement Too Low? Four Ways to Know. Four Ways Your Workers’ Compensation Settlement May Not Be All You Are Entitled To Under The Law: 1. Has Workers’ Compensation calculated your pay wrong? Whether it is for temporary benefits or your final disability award, how your pay is calculated is very important. Workers’ Compensation is paid out based more »

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Reporting a Case of Sexual Harassment

According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, sexual harassment can include “unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature.” Isolated incidents of teasing or offhand comments are generally not considered harassment. However, such behavior crosses a line when it becomes frequent or severe, serving to more »

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Commissioner Andrew Roberto

Roberto Named to Election Commission

Congratulations to Andrew Roberto, a partner with The Lawyers of Brown & Roberto, for being named to the Knox County Election Commission this spring. Andrew was nominated by State Representative Joe Armstrong. The Election Commission consists of five Commissioners appointed to two year terms. The other Commissioners are Christopher Heagerty, Cassandra McGee Stuart, Bob Bowman more »

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Breach of Contract Claims Can Take Many Forms

Business used to be done on the merit of a man’s word, or on a handshake. It’s hard to imagine that kind of trust in today’s culture, where detailed contracts define business relationships. Experienced (and expensive) attorneys negotiate terms to which both parties agree to adhere. Unfortunately, even then, contracts can be broken, or “breached.” more »

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What is a Breach of Contract Claim?

Business used to be done on the merit of a man’s word, or on a handshake. It’s hard to imagine that kind of trust in today’s culture, where detailed contracts define business relationships. Experienced (and expensive) attorneys negotiate terms to which both parties agree to adhere. Unfortunately, even then, contracts can be broken, or “breached.” more »

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Defective Products and Your Rights

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently announced that General Electric has agreed to pay a $3.5 million civil penalty in connection with two of their products. The CPSC charged that GE knowingly failed to report, as required by law, “defects and an unreasonable risk of serious injury concerning two models of Profile freestanding dual-fuel more »

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Be Kind to Lawyers Day

Be Kind to Lawyers?

Join us in celebrating national Be Kind to Lawyers Day! Yes. It’s a real thing. We’re not exactly sure how, when, or why it got started, but apparently, the second Tuesday of April is set aside as a special day to be kind to lawyers. (Though we can’t really understand why anyone would ever be more »

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Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

With the arrival of warmer temperatures, motorcycle use is on the rise again.  With heavily congested roads and increasing rates of aggressive and distracted driving, those roadways can be dangerous for motorcyclists. According to crash statistics, 647 people have died in motorcycle accidents in the state of Tennessee since 2010. Experienced, Compassionate Legal Representation A Motorcycle more »

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Our Commitment to Customer Service

For more than 30 years, The Lawyers of Brown & Roberto have been fighting for those who have been injured in car accidents or on the job, or who have been denied the benefits that they deserve. During that time, a client-centered approach to the practice of law and exemplary customer service has become our more »

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social security disability benefits

When to Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits

There are two main types of social security benefits available: Social Security Disability Insurance (Title 2) and Supplemental Security Income (Title 16). Both programs provide medical coverage for those who qualify. It is important to note that only those who have worked and paid taxes long enough to be insured for disability are eligible for more »

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Why Your Veterans Disability Claim Might Be Denied

The Lawyers of Brown & Roberto assist veterans whose claims have been denied, or who are seeking increased ratings. Why might your veterans disability claim be denied? You were unable to establish a connection between your disability and your military service. Many Veterans’ claims are denied because the applicant was unable to establish a service connection more »

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INVEST Finalist – John McMillian, Shockwave Motors

INVEST is the annual business competition for veteran entrepreneurs sponsored by The Lawyers of Brown & Roberto. This week we are featuring the three finalists on our blog. Each will make their pitch “Shark Tank” style at the TVBA Business Expo on Tuesday, January 27 and the winner will receive a $5,000 grant from The Lawyers of Brown & Roberto. Our third more »

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