contact your insurance company's claims adjuster right away. Time is of the essence, as important deadlines apply from the date you receive service. You have a duty to cooperate with your insurance company and the attorney they hire to represent you. Good luck!
Agree with Eric....deal with the criminal case first. Hire NY Counsel and get one on one legal advise about this matter. The level of detail you have posted is not helpful, because if your the target staffer, the information is enough to identify who you are......consult privately with counsel.
I am sorry this happened to you. I agree with Attorney Reid- you have different options depending on some more facts. First, gather as much information about the employer and its employees as possible. Employers sometimes tell employees that they don't have compensation and just go home, so that you don't file a claim. They might have coverage. Also, it is very important to document so that you can prove later that you gave NOTICE to the Employer of a work related injury as soon after the...
It sounds like you are about to ask for an Award for Permanent Partial Disability Benefits (PPD) and want therefore you want to receive a proper rating for the extent of your permanent partial loss of use of your arm. If this is a Virginia Claim, you must have reached a point of Maximum Medical Improvement and obtain a rating, preferably with the doctor using the AMA Guidelines to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment. It is not always best that you get your rating from a treating physician.....
You really need the immediate advice, if not representation of an OK Workers Compensation Attorney. Many workers compensation laws have required notice of injury deadlines and other statutes of limitations. It is possible that you are being lured into waiting to long to file notices or claims. Please contact a local workers compensation lawyer on Monday morning and just go over the basic facts, to see the emergent steps that may be needed in the claim...and then, if you are comfortable with...
You really need to speak to a claimants Virginia workers compensation attorney immediately. There is a lot going on in your question. Benefits suddenly stopped; taking suggestions from Nurse Case Manager; Not at MMI, etc. TODAY, there needs to be two things you do before noontime. You need to call the commission in Richmond and find out if you have been issued an AWARD (just give the customer service agent your name, social security number, date of accident and employer name); and then the...
While these cases are fact specific, it sounds like you have a valid Virginia Workers' Compensation claim--- do not give any recorded statement or trust any insurance nurse that may suddenly show up to "help" you with your medical appointments... Use AVVO and locate a qualified claimant's workers compensation lawyer--- please do not try to handle this on your own.
Depending on a few more facts, sounds like you need to have a face to face with a Virginia workers compensation lawyer. You can use AVVO to locate a qualified lawyer in your area to help you. While there are some exceptions, if your employer has workers compensation coverage, likely that your claim will be under workers compensation, and not a circuit court - personal injury matter. Go speak with a lawyer quickly, before giving any recorded statement.
I like Mikel's Answer, and would add an important caveat that should you decided to move forward with settlement of your workers compensation case, make sure that your lawyer knows your exact social security status, and that he PRORATES your lump sum settlement of the workers compensation claim over your life expectancy, deducting attorney's fees, future medical needs, perhaps permanent disability for the extent of permanent impairment you may have sustained, etc...in order to reduce the offset...
First; don't give any any any recorded statement until you have spoken to a qualified workers compensation lawyer - do that today! Not everything that happens at work is cover by workers compensation. You must show that it was caused because of your work, and that you had a sudden onset, sudden mechanical change in the body--- not something gradually incurred. Please contact a claimant's workers compensation lawyer today.
Wishing you the best -