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  • I started a new job at a meat locker and a knife went through my finger and they interfered and insisted I didn't go to the ER

    I have not received the proper\required knife classes for this job. The knife slipped out of my hand on the way down I caught a bone then pretty much high five the knife. It went through the cut gloves and my finer which were all put on by a highe...

    Charles’s Answer

    You have a Workers' Compensation claim. NONE of the other facts matter. WC is a no-fault system. Seek medical care and contact a WC 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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  • I was in a privet club an a fight broke out. I stepped in to break up the fight an was injured. I have been off work for 6 month

    the privet club is known as the Eagles. And I am a member. The club has done nothing to help me with bills or lost wages

    Charles’s Answer

    Even if the Club was negligent, on your facts, YOU decided to place yourself in harm's way rather than call the police. I do not see how you could hold the Club liable.

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  • I HAVE A TEAR IN MY SHOULDER THE DOCTOR SAID ITS ATHRITIS IN MY SHOULDER HE GAVE ME A SHOT IN MY SHOULDER IS THIS WORKRELATED

    I TURN MY SHOULDER IN AT WORK ON 2-6-2015

    Charles’s Answer

    Only a doctor can answer your question and then only after you explain and/or demonstrate to the doctor the precise mechanism of injury. As my colleagues have told you, the mechanism of injury should be memorialized in your medical records, early and often.

    If your only diagnosis is arthritis, it will be virtually impossible to prove that it is work-related.

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  • I was hurt at work and they took me off the schedule. Is this legal?

    I sustained a back injury at work And filed a workman's comp claim. They sent me to our urgent care in town and they put me on a 10 pound weight restriction. After 2 weeks of working light duty and my back not getting any better the doctor prescri...

    Charles’s Answer

    Of course, but they have to pay you while you get better. They owe you 2/3 of your GROSS earnings, every week. Hire an experienced Workers' Compensation attorney to guide you through this.

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  • Can a Prosecutor Vouch for a witness during the closing argument of a Class A Felony Trial in the State of Indiana?

    During closing arguments in a Felony Class A Trial the Prosecutor states the witness could only know details of the charges of Molestation if it happened to her. That she ( being the prosecutor) believes the witness is telling the truth and the de...

    Charles’s Answer

    You misunderstand. The Prosecutor was arguing, not vouching. It was proper argument

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  • Do I have a case? Should I do something?

    When I was in the exit of starbucks drive through, suddently i was in the main street, and the lady who gave me my coffee was chasing me on the sidewalk saying " I will call the police!! i have you your plate number!! this is hit and run!!! I st...

    Charles’s Answer

    How were you injured by the barista's poor eyesight?

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  • Can I sue my doctor's office for personal injury?

    I was advised by my doctor's office to apply for short-term disability due to migraine headaches. My doctor accurately noted my visits and as a result my claim was denied. I was lied to several times by the doctor and his nurses re: completing the...

    Charles’s Answer

    A simple request for STD benefits cannot result in your being fired. There is much more to this.

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  • How can i find a case regarding federal work comp?

    preferable a mailman case

    Charles’s Answer

    Your question is not clear. If you are a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service and you were injured on the job, you have a claim under FECA. There are very few attorneys practice in this area of law and I am not aware of any practice without a significant retainer. There are forms available online for you to file your claim. You would not need an attorney unless your claim is denied. If your claim has been denied, simply perform a search for federal employee workers compensation attorney. Good luck.

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  • Is it right that I had to pay for my court-appointed attorney when I was found to be indigent?

    Recently I was in court after being arrested on a D-Felony Charge in Dearborn County, IN. I was found to be indigent and was appointed counsel by the court. Later, my wife was able to post my bail and I was released. A few weeks later, after I had...

    Charles’s Answer

    Whenever bond is posted, the money "belongs" to the individual for whom it was posted. If you are able to post bond, you cannot be indigent. You do not qualify for a free attorney, rather there are a pool of attorneys who agree to accept representation on certain types of cases, for assignment of the bond. That is what happened here. You cannot request a refund.

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  • My vehicle was booted in IL, I have IN plates that belonged to someone else who had outstanding tickets. Can I do anything?

    While in Chicago at the airport, i parked in the garage and when returned to my vehicle there was a boot on it. I called the number and they told me the plate number was in another name. Needless to say i had to pay multiple taxis to drive me arou...

    Charles’s Answer

    It is a criminal act to place someone else's plates on your car. You would have to plead guilty to a Class B Misdemeanor to fight the tickets. What's your defense? When I stole them, I had no idea the owner had so many tickets?

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