Court of Workers' Compensation Claims
The Tennessee Legislature passed comprehensive Workers’ Compensation reform legislation in 2013 that went into effect in 2014. The reform created a new, administrative Court of Workers’ Compensation Claims within the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. The Court of Workers’ Compensation Claims adjudicates disputed claims if the date injury is on or after July 1, 2014. Our mission is to provide a fair, efficient, and professional system to employees and employers that will promote economic prosperity for all Tennesseans. Our vision is to operate the best workers’ compensation system in the Southeast. We operate with core values: unimpeachable ethics, honesty, superior customer service, devotion to the pursuit of excellence, impartiality, fairness, integrity and efficiency.
View the Court of Workers’ Compensation Claims' Practices and Procedures.
The Judges of the Court of Workers’ Compensation Claims
Workers’ Compensation Judges appointed by the Administrator of the Bureau preside over courtrooms in each of the Bureau's area offices. The judges are:
- Brian Addington
- Joshua Baker
- Robert Durham
Cookeville & Murfreesboro
- Audrey Headrick
- Pamela Johnson
- Lisa Lowe
- Amber Luttrell
Jackson & Memphis
- Allen Phillips
Jackson & Memphis
- Deana Seymour
- Ken Switzer, Chief Judge
- Dale Tipps
Murfreesboro & Nashville
- Thomas Wyatt
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Need More Help?
Please contact the Clerk's office at 615-741-2395 and email filings to WC.CourtClerk@tn.gov.