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  • I need a lawyer to tell if I have a case and what kind of lawyer I will need. I have been to 7 lawyers who all tell no.

    I have been through 6 attorneys and everyone says I have a case, but won't take it because it involves Collier County Work Release. I was on work release for 4 1/2 months. I hurt my back and told the officer every weekend that it hurt. No report...

    Bobby’s Answer

    Based on what you posted I see two significant obstacles for your case: medical causation linking your "injury" to work may not exist, and how much are your damages? how is a lawyer going to get paid? You are not entitled to a free lawyer (or any lawyer) on a work comp case. Your claim has to be economically viable for a lawyer to take it. Good luck. Keep looking.

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  • Can our friend sue this doctor for malpractice?

    A lifelong friend of my husband went to the emergency room 2 days ago due to severe pain and stiffness in his neck. He couldn't move his head at all but the doctor toldhim it was just a "crick" in his neck and sent him home. no tests, no meds, or ...

    Bobby’s Answer

    It may be a lot more complicated than you think. It is hard to imagine that everyone who saw him in the ER on the first visit would miss the signs and symptoms of a stroke.

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  • My lawyer received a first set of interrogatory requests. Responded and asked for an extension without informing me. Is this ok?

    The request was made to my attorney on 6/29/15. She responded with a request for an extrnsion of time to reply. The request was granted on 7/21/15 extending the response date to 8/28/15. I knew nothing about any of this. I was not made aware of th...

    Bobby’s Answer

    This is routine. The problem here is that apparently your lawyer's office did not send the discovery request to you immediately, and therefore it became necessary to get an extension of time. These extensions are requested and granted as a matter of course in almost every case. You still have over 3 weeks to answer without busting the new deadline. If it looks like you will not be able to provide your lawyer with the answers far enough in advance for the lawyer's office to get the response typed up and served by the deadline, then you need to ask your lawyer to obtain an additional extension if possible. Again, this is routine stuff, and you would have had to answer these discovery requests in either July or August regardless. Just work on it a little bit every day for the next couple weeks and chip away at it a little bit at a time.

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  • Can I be compensated was responsible for 2 company trucks with tools to complete the jobs i drove home and to work every day ?

    the trucks where put in my hands to make sure nothing happen to them or the tools that we used to do the jobs for this company I would leave home in the morning drive 35 mins or more to job sites then drive the same back home every day M-F I would...

    Bobby’s Answer

    Are you asking whether you should have been paid for the time you spent commuting to work?

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  • How to obtain benefit from workers comp if my wife is taking care of me.

    I am a police officer, had a motorcycle accident at work due to a mechanical failure of the bike. I suffered multiple fractures of my right wrist/hand, ligaments damages, had already 3 surgeries. I have not been released to go back to work because...

    Bobby’s Answer

    You might be able to get the carrier to pay "attendant care" benefits to your wife. It is highly unlikely that the adjuster will do this for you without being compelled to do it. Therefore you need to ask a Florida workers' comp lawyer to help you get this done.

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  • In process of partnering with a small business who has not provided worker's comp for the last 8 years. What are the penalties?

    This sole prop has filed all state and federal employment taxes but is behind in Federal tax payments which we will work out. My concern is what my liability is in assuming partnership (inventory assets, brick and mortar location, company name an...

    Bobby’s Answer

    I handle a lot of non-insured cases on behalf of injured workers here in NC. The penalties for being non-insured are significant. There is a fine of up to $100 per day for the period of not having insurance; eight years of no insurance (if it was required) would cost someone as much as $292,000.00 in cash penalties. The penalty stops adding up only when insurance is purchased and put in place. In addition, the person responsible for the lack of insurance can be held personally liable for the benefits due an injured employee. He can have a civil judgment docketed against him and lose his assets in the collection process. This can cost him several hundred thousand additional dollars, depending on the seriousness of the injury case. Finally, failure to have the insurance can be prosecuted as a felony, which carries jail time for the individual responsible for the lack of insurance. So you want to make sure that you do not accept any of these liabilities in the business transaction, and that workers' comp insurance is purchased as required by law no later than the instant that you become part of the business. Talk to a business transactions lawyer to get the necessary help. The penalty statute is NCGS 97-94. But not every business is required to buy the insurance, so you need to investigate that too.

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  • Can I sue this university??

    It wasn't until I transferred to another university and needed my transcripts that I was told that I had a $4,000 balance. I did not understand how it was possible seeing as though when I attended the school I wasn't notified about this balance. A...

    Bobby’s Answer

    What would be your claim for suing the university? Are you contending that you do not owe the money? You should ask them to send you all of the billing statements for your time there, showing all charges and all payments, to make sure there is not an error. Otherwise, it sounds like you probably owe the money and should pay it. Unless they have made a mistake claiming you owe them money, I don't see that you have anything to sue them about.

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  • I received Defendant's discovery request and am handling this case pro se in North Carolina.

    When I send the Defendant's my responses, must I execute a sworn verification or is it an option? Thanks.

    Bobby’s Answer

    Yes, interrogatories are supposed to be answered under oath.

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  • What is the maximum amount that can be garnished for child support arrears on a Workers Comp settlement?

    My child's father currently owes over $110,000 in child support. He will be receiving a settlement on a workers comp case in the state of Pennsylvania. The case worker here in TN has explained to me that they can seize up to half of his settlemen...

    Bobby’s Answer

    I think your question is, After I get the lien amount, can I seize some additional funds from him that he banked from the settlement? This is a complicated question involving at least three distinct areas of the law- workers' comp, family law, and collection law. Your best approach may be to get the arrearage "reduced to a judgment" as soon as possible. Then perhaps you will be able to collect all or part of that judgment through the execution process. You should start immediately getting a lawyer to work on this for you. If he lives in another state from the state that has jurisdiction over the child support, then that is an added complication and expense. You have no time to lose so get started.

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  • How can I get my status changed from TTD to PPD? Have been on workers comp for over two years, for a total of 114 weeks.

    My employer thinks I will eventually heal and return; comp has me at TTD. I had an FCE in March and MMI was declared in April that I could do only medium duty. My employer requires me to lift constantly so I can no longer work there. They have no ...

    Bobby’s Answer

    You have a lawyer. You need to get him to answer these questions. There are probably a lot of negative ramifications to quitting and to switching TTD to PPD. You need to make sure your lawyer explains all the options here before you make any decisions.

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