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Mathew E. Flatow

Charlotte Workers' Compensation Lawyer.

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  1. What is the process for settlements from insurance companies where their client is at fault?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. John M. McCabe
    2. Bradley A. Coxe
    3. William David Owens
    4. Alan James Brinkmeier
    5. Jason F. Abraham
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    The answer is almost certainly that they are offering you way too little. Without knowing all the details, it is not possible to put a number on your case. However, insurance companies have a duty to their shareholders to give you as little as possible. It would be in your best interest to contact an attorney to discuss your case and provide a settlement value. You could even potentially work out a deal that the attorney only takes a fee on the difference between your current offer and...

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  2. Should we hire an Attorney for my Husbands workers comp case to settle?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Jesse Sayre Shapiro
    2. Bobby L. Bollinger Jr.
    3. Mathew E. Flatow
    4. Jeremy Todd Canipe
    5. George Wright Lennon
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    There are many reasons the insurance company could be waiting to offer settlement and it is hard to tell based on the facts you gave. As to your second question, a North Carolina workers compensation attorney is paid on a contingency basis and therefore they get paid the same amount whether you use them for a single mediation to resolve your case or whether you use them throughout the entire process. I would recommend hiring an attorney as soon as possible and get the most bang for your buck....

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  3. Do I need a workers comp lawyer?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. John F. Ayers III
    2. Jesse Sayre Shapiro
    3. Mathew E. Flatow
    4. Alan James Brinkmeier
    5. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
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    Along with a workers compensation attorney, you may also want to talk to somebody who knows employment law as it sounds to me like your employer is trying to make your continued employment untenable. You have various rights under North Carolina and Federal law that should be explored to make sure you dont lose your job because you were hurt at work.

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  4. Can I hire a lawyer without first payment

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Seth M. Bernanke
    2. Mathew E. Flatow
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
    4. Robert R. Brown
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    Most workers compensation attorneys will work for a contingency fee, which means you do not have to pay them until your case is resolved favorably. However, since very few attorneys practice federal workers compensation, it may be more difficult to find this common arraignment. I recommend you contact the North Carolina Advocates of Justice ((919) 832-1413) and ask if any of their members handle federal workers compensation on a contingency fee.

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  5. Fall in mall with no caution sign

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Mathew E. Flatow
    2. John M. McCabe
    3. Brandon Rice Roseman
    4. Marie-Jacques Marilyn Ambroise
    5. Maryam Parman
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    If the mall was negligent, you would be entitled to damages for your medical bills, lost wages and potentially pain and suffering. The question would be whether it was an open and obvious condition that you should have avoided. These situations are very fact specific and I would recommend you reach out to a local attorney ASAP.

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  6. Do I need an employment attorney?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Mathew E. Flatow
    2. Kirk J. Angel
    3. Robert J. Lingle
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    There is a difference between hiring an attorney and just seeking a consultation. A consultation can give you the tool kit you need to handle the problem, without threatening your employer with litigation. Usually threatening litigation is a last resort and most employment issues can be resolved without it getting that far. I would recommend you seek a consultation with a local employment law attorney to find the best solution for you.

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  7. How do I address withheld pertinent information that impacts medical treatment in my Workers Comp case?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Jennifer H. Seate
    2. Mathew E. Flatow
    3. Griffis C. Shuler
    4. John F. Ayers III
    5. Thomas F. Ramer
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    As you stated, a second opinion is the obvious move. However, before the second opinion, you need to make sure that all of your records, especially the withheld records, are presented to the second opinion doctor in advance of your visit. Hiring an attorney will allow you to not worry about such things as they would be charged with getting the records, organizing them and submitting them to the second opinion doctor. It is also good to consider an attorney who knows employment issues as well...

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  8. Is a juror allowed to ask for more information to make a decision?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Kenneth Love Jr.
    2. Mathew E. Flatow
    3. Jill Amanda Karmy
    4. Michael Scott Rothrock
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    You will not be able to ask for additional evidence. You may ask to review evidence that was presented. Unfortunately, you must make your decision on the evidence put before you and nothing else.

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  9. Am I suppose to get a letter that says how all my settlement was distributed?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Joel R. Rhine
    2. Jonathan Paul Ward
    3. Michael Scott Rothrock
    4. Alan James Brinkmeier
    5. John Ksajikian
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    You need to inquire about the disbursement of proceeds as well as satisfaction of any liens Medicaid may have in your situation. I would not just assume that everything is done. Best practice is to follow up with your attorney and medicaid to make sure you are squared away. You have a right to see a full accounting of your trust account to make sure everything was done properly.

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  10. If an employer set up a cause for termination, will I be able to sue for wrongful termination?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Mathew E. Flatow
    2. Kirk J. Angel
    3. Robert J. Lingle
    3 lawyer answers

    As the previous attorney said, employment “at-will” means that an employer can terminate an employee without just cause and without any warning. Practically speaking, “at-will” employment makes it possible for employers to terminate employees for any non-discriminatory reason without having to fear legal repercussions. Even though the facts you describe leads me to believe your termination was extremely unfair, I do not believe you would have a case for wrongful termination in North Carolina.

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