When she got in an accident, they could not determine who was at fault, so we decided to file a worker's comp claim instead of going through ours and the other driver's insurance. She sustained a minor injury and went to several PT sessions. We do...
You should get a free consultation from a California attorney who handles personal injury claims. A lawyer can look at the police report of the accident and assess the liability issues, and help you make a good decision about how to proceed. These lawyers typically give free consultations. But here is something else you need to think about---you need to increase the limits of your insurance policy. What if your wife had been seriously injured, and the other driver had those low limits, and she did not have workers' comp to pay? Would you two have lost your home due to medical bills? I recommend to my clients a minimum of $300,000 in auto coverage. Heck, here in NC, getting "life-flighted" by helicopter to the trauma center usually costs more than $100,000, so the first $100K is spent even before you get to the hospital. You need to be adequately insured!See question
I hurt my neck picking up a case of meat. ( I'm still in training ) I told my trainers right after it happened. I didn't tell my supervisor til the next day. She just took my statement and turned it in. No drug test no medical attention, even got ...
In order to protect your rights, you need to file a claim with the NC Industrial Commission. It is quite common for an employer to not take you seriously when you report an injury. They think that if they ignore it then it will magically go away and not cost them any money. Because they did it that way, it is purely up to you to protect your rights. You want to get the right paperwork filed now, before this injury turns out to be more serious than you originally thought, and the time to protect your rights has passed you by.See question
I received a settlement for a probable TFCC peripheral tear at 5% rating. Outside of the disability payment they agreed to an additional 2% for residual symptoms and offered 10,000 to completely close the case and not to do an elective surgery and...
One of the basic principles of contract law is that when one party makes an offer, and the other party makes a counteroffer, that counteroffer operates as a rejection of the first offer. An offer, once rejected, can not be accepted. However, an insurance company, in an effort to settle a case, will usually re-extend the offer that was rejected. But not always--so there is some risk to making a counteroffer. You should consider getting a lawyer to help you.See question
I was told that since it was not a slip, trip, or fall I was denied. BUT I got hurt at work with witnesses.
In NC, if you are hurt at work in a single incident (as opposed to an injury developing over time), then you must be "injured by accident" in order to be covered. The fact that you were hurt at work, by itself, is not enough to get you covered. "Slip, trip and fall" is insurance adjuster shorthand for an "accident" but this leaves out a lot of other situations that also qualify as an accident. In addition, injuries to the back or neck, and hernias and ruptures to other body parts, have an easier rule, known as"specific traumatic incident." The bottom line is this- the denial may be wrong, but you will have to have an experienced workers comp lawyer helping you in order to have any chance of winning. So start looking for a good lawyer.See question
Workers Comp lifting injury in Greenville SC
NC has better benefits in many cases. You only have a NC case if NC has jurisdiction over your employer down there in Greenville, or if you were hired in NC to work down there. Why do you think NC might have jurisdiction? It is covered in NCGS 97-36. I would be happy to discuss the jurisdictional requirements in NC with you. There are several attorneys in your area, and at least one in Rock Hill, that are licensed in both states and also competent to handle work comp cases in both states.See question
Was in semi truck accident,was not the driver at the time of acc., was in sleeper,the driver at the time of acc. (My wife) jumped out,left me with no warning as what was going on???. I can go on , but would rather tell the rest of my story to some...
Assuming you were injured in the accident, your claim may fall under the jurisdiction of Mo. or of the state in which the accident occurred. You can talk to lawyers in both states and figure out which state has better benefits for you, and then hire a lawyer in that state to handle your claim for you.See question
I live in AL , I was demanded by my pain mgt dr to appear for a "pill Count" at the time I was out of state and had no means of transportation to appear .... My case is in VA , i reside in AL ... I was discharged due to this. No further appointme...
If your case is in Virginia, you need advice from a Virginia lawyer. But you have Alabama as your location on this post. You may want to revise the location on your post. There are a couple of good Virginia comp lawyers who answer questions on here, and I am sure they will weigh in--if they see your "Alabama" post and read it.See question
Can my wife go after my injury settlement money?
This is a divorce law question. Don't put any of the money in a joint account unless you get some advice from a divorce attorney to that effect. But you need to ask a divorce lawyer about this. Good luck.See question
I am retired and was retired during the surgery. Can I receive disability insurance from my private insurance company?
Maybe. It depends on what the policy says. Get it out and read it carefully.See question
I've been on W.C now for about 12 weeks now and received a phone call from the administrator today from the W.C company, and she was asking me a few questions and was wondering why my injury was taking so long to heal, she stated that normal peopl...
Stop talking to the adjuster. Start talking to a lawyer. That adjuster is looking for a reason to screw you over. That is their job.See question