I was wondering if there's a way for me to find legal assistance even though I cannot afford an attorney. The accident left significant damage to my vehicle, thus it was totalled as a result.
You can retain an attorney to help you with this situation. Find a local attorney who will offer you a free consultation and representation on a contingency basis - you will not be charged any fees until your case is settled with a cash payment to you. This way you do not have to worry about paying anything out of pocket but you can have someone guide you through the process.See question
Rear ended in december 2014 I was not at fault. Lawyer says he still waiting on medical bills
Medical billing facilities can be very difficult to work with and are often separate from the doctor's office itself. Your lawyer should not proceed to settlement talks with the insurer without a complete file. Hang in thereSee question
My brother and I was in a car accident 10 days ago which we were hit from behind at a traffic light. we were not seriously hurt but I started feeling pain in my back I thought it would go away by taking asprin but it continue to increase
You should see the medical provider that can examine you and document your symptoms the soonest. Don't wait - go to the ER or the nearest Urgent Care center if needed. The longer you wait, the more the insurance company will assume you were not hurt in the accident, which will lower your recovery in the claim.See question
go to your own dr. I missed three days of work. and the workman comp with list of drs was not posted in the office or break room. Hr was super rude to me. should I file GA WC 14 or lawyer
You should speak with a workers' comp lawyer. Sounds like you will be denied benefits unless you take action.See question
I just received my IME report, and he's recommending surgery. My question is, can the IME Doctor perform my surgery?
The answer is: it depends. There is a process involved when trying to change doctors and it requires an agreement between the injured worker and the insurance company in most cases. Was this your chosen IME doctor or a doctor chosen by the insurance company? You should consult an attorney before taking on the insurance company or making these kinds of decisions on your own.See question
I might have to have surgery done on my back. I have two herniated disc (mid/low back) with annual tear spinal stenosis & DDD I've had 3 injections already with NO improvement. If have to have surgery, but choose not to, will that DECREASE my sett...
Not necessarily. You have to make the best decision you can to protect yourself from medical standpoint, first and foremost. If you hire a workers comp lawyer to evaluate your case and maximize your settlement, then you can come out of this with the best possible outcome: financial stability and restored health.See question
I've had a claim going for back injury for five months now, and within those five months, I've had t 3 different claim adjusters, and two different supervisors over my case. Just wondering if that's normal, and WHY do they keep changing the claim...
It's normal. When all these changes result in delay of your benefits/approval of medical treatment, it may be time to call an attorney.See question
If all the doctors work for the insurance company, how am I going to get anywhere when they are basically paid to write biased reports.
The purpose is for the insurance company to get a second opinion on your condition/injury. The effect on the injured worker is often delay and a reduction in benefits provided by the insurance company. If you are being sent to an IME, you can expect a challenge to either the medical or income benefits that you are receiving currently. You should prepare for this and develop a strategy that ensures you not only the benefits you are entitled to as well as an outcome in the case that is as favorable as possible. To accomplish this, you should consult with a local workers' comp attorney. No charge for consultation and case analysis.See question
What exactly does it mean to go into "mediation" and when doea that come up?
Mediation is a meeting between the injured worker and the employer/insurer to discuss settlement of the claim. There is typically a lawyer present who does not represent either side, called the mediator. The mediator talks with both sides and tries to help them come to an agreement to settle the claim.See question