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  • How will my workers' compensation benefits be calculated as a part-time employee?

    Hired as part-time (at least 40 hours across 2 weeks). Have worked at least 56-80 hours during 6 months of employment. Will my AWW be calculated on the 40 hours OR the average number of hours I actually worked?

    Charles’s Answer

    Your AWW (average weekly wage) will be calculated based on the number of hours you actually worked, divided by the weeks you worked.

    I cannot stress too strongly that you WILL be disadvantaged if you do not hire an attorney. For Illinois Workers' Compensation claims, you will ALWAYS cheat yourself if your do not hire experienced counsel. You will have someone to guide you through the process AND when it is time to settle, an attorney can add value to your case IN EXCESS of his fee. So, you have fewer headaches AND you get more money. It really is a no-brainer.

    You can find an experienced Workers' Compensation attorney here on AVVO. Attorneys on AVVO want to help you but we are not permitted to solicit your business. You must contact us.

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  • What are the possible outcomes?

    Hello, I was involved in an accident, which was my fault. I got a ticket to go to court on October 2, 2015 because of no insurance. I'm currently on SR22 but was driving a vechile that wasn't insured. What will they say at court? Will I loose lic...

    Charles’s Answer

    I hope you are confused. If you had insurance on ANY car, you were covered. If you had no insurance on any car, you will be personally liable for the cost of all personal injuries and property damage that resulted. You will have to enter into a repayment agreement or face indefinite suspension of your driving privileges.

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  • I have a felony or bench warrant on my record from Hammond Indiana Court System. Did not appear in court was not aware of this.

    How can I remove this from my record. I rented a car and when I returned the vehicle the bill was $3,000. I disagree with the total. So the company has gone to court and now I have a felony. The courts have the case as : criminal conversion-fa...

    Charles’s Answer

    You are confused. If there was a bench warrant, there would be NO bond. There is MUCH more to this than is in the post. Do NOT post the details. Discuss this with a local criminal defense attorney. Bankruptcy has NOTHING to do with ANY criminal charges except that if you have been convicted, you may not be able to discharge the debt in bankruptcy. Discuss this aspect with a Bankruptcy attorney.

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  • What do I do?

    I have a few questions. I am a 17 year old female dating a 19 year old male, my (male) legal guardian doesn't approve of the relationship. Could my boyfriend get in trouble if my guardian claims that my boyfriend has had sexual contact with me? An...

    Charles’s Answer

    Though I share Attorney Farr's angst about neglecting the details, you and your boyfriend have no legal problems. Your boyfriend is an adult and there is no law that would prohibit your guardian from communicating sexually explicit content.

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  • Do I have a case?

    I was in an accident August 10th 2015, days went past because the accident wasn't bad, then I started getting sick and paining all over I went to St.James Hospital on Aug 17th and told them exactly what was hurting they did cat scans and xrays no ...

    Charles’s Answer

    NO. First of all, there is no definitive test for appendicitis. It can only be diagnosed (pre-rupture) by excluding other causes. Beyond that, though unintended, you gave the doctors a red herring with you history of being in an accident. The accident and the appendicitis were not related.

    The failure to diagnose it six days earlier COULD NOT constitute malpractice. Even if it were malpractice, you have no injury AS A RESULT. So the case would cost more than it's worth - it is not viable.

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  • Would I have a malpractice case if?

    I got hurt at work. I was sent to the ER the Er i was sent to didnt clean the wound just stiched it. 3 hours later the area started getting inchy and red and then swell up cause infection. Thrusday night it was so painfull i ended up going to the...

    Charles’s Answer

    Pursue the Workers' Compensation claim with experienced counsel. Any med mal component WILL be compensated through the Workers' Compensation carrier. (e.g. additional time off work or greater deficits resulting in greater permanency) The med mal component is NOT viable on its own because there is no permanent injury which resulted from the alleged negligence.

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  • I have a question on sexual consent

    If my girlfriend and I were to have sex and she got pregnant and she just turned 18 on August 7th of this year, and I turn 17 in September on the 5th, would she get in trouble in any way??

    Charles’s Answer

    Without condoning it, I can say that your relationship breaks no law. In Indiana, the age of consent is 16.

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  • Can they charge me with a habitual,

    for a dealing if i only have a theft from 2007,2008, a theft, fruad 2011, and a possession of cocaine w firearm

    Charles’s Answer

    If you have two, prior, unrelated Felony convictions, you can be charged as an Habitual Offender as long as the current charge is also a Felony. Take this very seriously and discuss strategy with counsel ASAP.

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  • Can a city judge for a traffice once you pay all your fines and do what he ask you to do and if a person obtains a valid license

    And once you pay everything in that court and been sentnced on that can he go back and lock me up on that

    Charles’s Answer

    Traffic tickets are infractions which, by definition, are punishable by fine ONLY. If you are "locked-up," you committed a Misdemeanor or Felony offense. If you plead guilty to the offense, the judge would have no choice but to sentence you, though probation is more likely than jail time unless you have reached Habitual Traffic Offender status. That is why you should NEVER enter ANY plea without counsel.

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  • Is there any chance for a warning?

    I'm a 20 year old black male in central Indiana. Last night I took the blame for my friend and was given a ticket for possession of marijuana paraphernalia. I was the passenger. My court date is October 14th and I was wondering what my sentence wi...

    Charles’s Answer

    If you were both front seat passengers, any paraphernalia in clear view was within the custody and control of the driver, also. She can still be charged. "Ownership" has no legal significance. If you were not jointly responsible for the presence of any paraphernalia, you are making a mistake to accept responsibility "I took the blame ..." This will be inconvenient and expensive or worse.

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