This is a complicated issue which will need to be investigated to determine your proper course of action. It is important to have an attorney handle your workers compensation case so that these types of matters can be addressed directly with the insurance company and the compensation board if necessary. I am available for a free consultation if you would like more information on how to handle this matter.
It seems you are in a very difficult position. There may be some Whistleblower protections available to you to assist in bringing to light the activities you identify. I would advise you consult with an attorney as soon as possible to see what legal remedies may be available to you. Our office, as most, will provide a free consultation to help identify if you have a case.
It sounds like this is worth investigating further. There are tight timelines for bringing a wrongful death action so contact an attorney as soon as possible. Our office provides free consultations for these types of matter.
The insurance company has a lawyer and so should you. Our office provides free consultations to evaluate your workers' compensation case and what benefits you may be entitled to as a result of your accident.
There are some interesting legal issues pertaining to the nature of your employment. The mere labeling of your position as an independent contractor does not always meet the definition of same. You should consult with an attorney as soon as possible to see if there are any legal remedies available. Our office provides free consultations for Workers' Compensation cases.
I am sorry for your loss. Medical malpractice cases require a detailed review of the medical records with an expert to determine if there is a cause of action. There is a 2 year statute of limitations for wrongful death so it is important that you consult with an attorney as soon a possible to review the matter with you. Out office, as most personal injury firms, will conduct a review without any charge for legal fees.
You have a number of options available. You cannot file a lawsuit directly against his insurance company until you obtain a judgment. However this does not prevent you from making a claim against the insurance policy. I am available for a free consultation to discuss your options and how we can help get you a fair and just recovery.