If you are unemployed due to no fault of your own, you may be eligible for unemployment insurance. If you were fired for just cause you may not qualify for benefits. Just cause includes, but is not limited to:
Giving false information on a job application,
Knowingly breaking an employer's rules,
Unexcused absence or tardiness,
Purposely damaging the employer's property,
Refusal to obey employer instructions,
Reporting to work under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol,
I'm sorry to hear this has happened to you. In Indiana your employment is at-will unless you have an employment contract. Being an at-will employee means that your employer could fire you for any reason, whether it's a good reason or bad reason. You may want to contact an Indiana employment lawyer to see what options you may have. If your employer fired for an illegal reason (something you have not asserted in the facts you stated), then you may have a cause of action. One thing to be mindful...
I agree with the two previous answers. In the situation at hand, the mediator has no liability, it simply was not his job to prepare documents or get them filed. That would be something that the parties' attorneys would be responsible for handling.
I think you need to ask your attorney about the situation. Best of luck.
I tend to agree with the previous answers. I don't think we are in a position to state whether your previous attorney committed legal malpractice. If you truly believe your attorney did not handle your case properly, you can always contact the Indiana Disciplinary Commission regarding filing a complaint against your former attorney. This is a completely different process from filing a legal malpractice claim against your former attorney. In a legal malpractice claim you would have to prove,...
I agree with the previous answer. I would recommend sitting down and an employment law attorney in Indiana to discuss your options. There are a number of follow up questions I have and would need to know prior to giving you any real helpful advice. In the meantime, you may want to check out the EEOC's website. They have their Indiana office in Indianapolis. If you have a workplace discrimination claim, it would be necessary to file a charge with the EEOC. Best of luck.
You might have a case. Where did the slip and fall occur? Who owns the property? Where you at work? I would be able to provide an answer to your question if you provided me with additional information. I hope your recovery is going good.
I agree with the previous posts. Legal malpractice cases are really challenging if you are pro se. There are a couple of places in Fort Wayne you might get a referral. The Allen County Bar Assoc. or the Vol. Lawyer Program of NE Indiana. Either place should be able to get you a referral. What's your claim for legal malpractice?
If it is a work-related shoulder injury, then the employer's workers compensation carrier should be covering the future pain management. Before you sign any paperwork contact an Indiana worker's compensation attorney. If you don't have an attorney, feel free to contact me for a free legal consultation. Best of luck.
I agree with the previous answer. You need to contact an Indiana worker's compensation attorney. Have you been found to be at MMI? Have they assigned you a PPI rating? Before you sign any settlement paperwork, check with an attorney. If you have chronic pain and need pain medication the rest of your life, the comp carrier will probably have to do a set-aside or they may try offering you money to settle under a section15 basis. Either way, you need to talk with an attorney. If you don't have an...
Another good resource is the Indianapolis Bar Association. They have an excellent lawyer referral service that will be able to line you up with an attorney. Should you need a free legal consultation I am an employment law attorney licensed to practice law in the State of Indiana and would be able to provide you with a free legal consultation.