David J McMorris’s Answers

David J McMorris

Boston Defective and Dangerous Products Attorney.

Contributor Level 11
  1. If the other party to an accident tells me insurance carrier that I'm trying to "double dip" is this slanderous and damaging?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Michael David Lindner Jr
    2. David J McMorris
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Matthew C Simon
    4 lawyer answers

    Talk to your insurance company again. They can and should pay the claim and then chase the construction company to be reimbursed. This is why you pay premiums; let them do the work.

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  2. Can he still qualify for workers comp or is this fraud?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. David J McMorris
    2. George Ellis Corson IV
    3. Christine C McCall
    4. Michelle A. Perfili
    4 lawyer answers

    He can make any claim which can be supported by evidence. If there is a lack of supporting evidence, he will lose his claim. An experienced workers comp lawyer will review the medicals and make the call as to whether the claim is worth bringing; it is certainly worth bringing for SSDI.

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  3. Can I revoke a lien on a personal injury claim?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. David J McMorris
    2. Adam David Sorrells
    3. Kira Gagarin
    4. Pablo Husayn Nossa
    4 lawyer answers

    your thinking is one reason people need lawyers.

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  4. Settlement or no settlement

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. David J McMorris
    2. Michael S. Haber
    3. Gerald Gregory Lutkenhaus
    4. Timothy F. Winslow
    5 lawyer answers

    First, ask the lawyer what the fee percentage is, and whether there are any other deductions. There is no way for you to properly evaluate an offer until you know that information. You also need to have a conference with your lawyer to get his views on the relative strengths and weaknesses of your case. Certain aspects of the law can often affect the value of a case, and you need his input so you can better understand the insurer's position and so you can make an informed decision about...

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  5. I was denied workers comp, can i appeal it?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Kenneth Michael Sheppard
    2. George Ellis Corson IV
    3. David J McMorris
    3 lawyer answers

    Your question gives no basis for a workers comp claim. Do you mean Unemployment? The rules are very different.

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  6. What is Mass. statute for reopening W/C case? Was terminated 2/10 & collected W/C several months/had knee surgery/pain returned.

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Alan S Pierce
    2. David J McMorris
    2 lawyer answers

    I agree with Mr. Pierce and suggest you call him

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  7. Is avascular necrosis of shoulder pre existing condition covered by workers comp in mass if assault leaves me unable to work

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Jonas A Jacobson
    2. David J McMorris
    3. Gary Christmas
    3 lawyer answers

    On the bare bones info you provided, there is probably a workers comp claim here, although more facts need to be known. You can review the Guide to Massachusetts Workers Comp which is part of my Avvo profile if you want a more detailed description of the law.

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  8. If a person gets injured before their shift starts but, they are on company property, are they covered by workers comp in MA?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. David J McMorris
    2. Christopher Donald Elster
    3. John Eiler Goodwin
    3 lawyer answers

    The specific facts surrounding this injury will determine whether it is compensable. Also, it is not clear from your question how many days of work were missed. Massachusetts has a minimum of 5 days to qualify for workers' comp disability benefits. See the Guides to Massachusetts Workers Compensation included in my AVVO profile.

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  9. What are my rights concerning worker's comp in the state of Massachusetts after I return to work?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey K. Varszegi
    2. David J McMorris
    3. Robert Daniel Kelly
    3 lawyer answers

    Since you are continuing to have problems with a work related injury, you are entilted to medical treatment for that injury, and have the right to choose your doctor. Because "board rates" are often less than what health insurers pay, some doctors prefer to turn down patients on comp. They should not, however, fail to treat you properly once they have started a doctor/patient relationship. That said, find a doctor who will stay with your treatment and follow his advice. If you have to go...

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  10. I was in a car wreck settled for $250,000.00 but it is in payments. I have an emergency and need a lump sum.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. S. David Rosenthal Esquire
    2. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    3. Juan Jesus Ordaz Jr
    4. David J McMorris
    4 lawyer answers

    See a bank. You may be able to arrange a personal loan, using the structured settlement as collateral. The terms will be far to your advantage if you can do this.

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