The Tennessee Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) now uses a new system that allows attorneys and self-repre- sented litigants to le documents without printing copies or traveling to BWC of ces across the state. The new TNComp electronic ling system allows all parties to le contested case pleadings in a more ef cient and cost-effective manner.
Since BWC started its trial and appellate courts in 2014, both litigants and counsel have had the convenience of ling documents via email. The process was not as convenient or ef- cient for BWC staff that had to print each emailed document, le-stamp the document and then enter the information into the BWC database. The manual ling process took between 24 and 48 hours to complete.