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  • If I have proof that a workers compensation company put my life in danger can they be sued for reckless endangerment.

    Mulitple workers compensation companies have put injured people's life's in danger with their forced light duty assignments. I have 300 pages of evidence and can produce multiple police and correction officer witnesses to this fact. I received ano...

    Charles’s Answer

    You do not understand. NO insurance company or claims adjuster can determine appropriate restrictions. ONLY your doctor can do this. If you allege that you were injured because of inappropriate restrictions, it was your doctor who was negligent.

    If you performed light duty work that violated your restrictions, shame on you.

    Any competent Workers' Compensation attorney could have forced the employer to abide by the restrictions set by your doctor or tell you to stay home and pay you.

    If you do become permanently and totally disabled, you are entitled to lifetime income and COLA adjustments. Discuss your matter with an experienced WC attorney and avoid being a victim.

    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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  • Will another workman comp lawyer take my case if I am on my second attorney?

    I hurt my neck in 2013. My first attorney would not return my calls & I was left to deal with workman comp myself. The attorney I have now returns calls, but I don't feel I'm getting results with him. I need an attorney that is aggressive & doe...

    Charles’s Answer

    You have many complex issues that cannot be adequately addressed in a public forum. You need to understand just exactly what can and what cannot be done as well as what is being done. Attorneys are notoriously bad at communicating what they are doing. That does NOT mean they are not doing anything.

    You are in a bind because 2 attorneys have worked on your case for 2 years and they will both file fee petitions. You are asking a 3rd attorney to work for a heavily discounted rate. That does NOT incentivize him to prioritize your claim.

    Make sure you understand everything BEFORE you do anything.

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  • I am a cab driver,i had an accident and i was hospitalized for neck injury. am i entitled for a compensation

    i am a cab driver with the city of chicago

    Charles’s Answer

    ABSOLUTELY, YES!!! Whether it was your fault or not, your medical care should be paid and you should receive money throughout the time you cannot drive.

    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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  • How can my buddy get a new lawyer if is Not getting a response or info any longer from current lawyer?

    He was rear ended 1yr 10 mnths by a cop car.Officer said he was not paying attn cause a good looking girl was walking by.My told me half his body feels numb as he sleeps,so has to toss and turn.I do know he has been going to therapy but he is very...

    Charles’s Answer

    It is a 1-year SOL UNLESS it was ISP. If so, you had only 6 months to file a tort claims notice and 1 year to file suit.

    What does your buddy's orthopaedic surgeon say? If your buddy has serious spinal injuries, he can still recover, whether from the municipality or from the attorney through malpractice.

    Your buddy can find an experienced 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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  • Traffic ticket; CAN'T pay and missed date

    I attracted the attention of a police officer who was out looking for "impaired drivers" one night because my exhaust pipe was apparently throwing sparks. I was told I was doing 44 in a 30 and didn't have (current) insurance card, plus the exhaust...

    Charles’s Answer

    You claim that there was NEVER a lapse in insurance and you are now driving a car with functioning speedometer and exhaust. You missed the date which means you have a bench an active warrant.

    Hire an attorney who can arrange for the Warrant to be recalled and for you to enter the infraction deferral program. No jail and no conviction.

    Your choice is to be arrested on the warrant and be held until you post bond or stay in custody until you have an indigency hearing and hare assigned a PD.

    Still sure you "can't pay?"

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  • Should I hire a lawyer to help recoup costs related to dog on dog attack at doggy daycare in Illinois?

    Dropped off my small 15 year old dog at daycare. A few hours later, I get a call that she is being taken to the animal hospital, because she was attacked by a larger dog. Surgery and $1000.00 later, no one will pay. Daycare says it's not their res...

    Charles’s Answer

    There is no drop-down list for this area of law.

    This is what the law calls a bailment. You give your dog to a person or company to watch, in exchange for a fee. It's just the same as giving your car to a dealer or parking attendant. They are liable for ANYTHING that happens to your car while is in their custody and control.

    Those of us who love dogs do not understand but dogs are chattel, they are property. Your dog MUST be returned to you in EXACTLY the same condition you brought him in. Any cost that must be spent to return him to the state he was in when you dropped him off is the responsibility of the proprietor.

    The proprietor may wish to go after the owners of the dog that caused the problem but that is NOT your concern. A small claims action is sufficient.

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  • I was injured at work doing overtime for my company. I tore my rotator cuff on my dominant arm. My company took my sick pay

    initially to pay me. After a while I received a call from their insurance carrier stating that they would now be paying me. Well since that time I've undergone to rounds of surgery and am currently in physical therapy. I've been off work for well ...

    Charles’s Answer

    The overtime has nothing to do with it but you ARE entitled to be compensated at the end of your case.

    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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  • Would like to get a lawyer to speed up process of hand gun papers from 1991

    Youthful offender sentence in south carolina sentence is terminated but have to use old paper work.

    Charles’s Answer

    You need to ask a question. What is your question?

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  • Trip and fall in store

    Last week I was in a store and was walking out when I had tripped and fell over a cart that a customer had left partially unattended. I ended up in the hospital because I developed an infection and had to have surgery - and am going to miss school...

    Charles’s Answer

    You need to discuss the details with an experienced personal injury attorney. Liability will be determined by details that you have not provided in your post.

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  • What do I do now?

    I was involved in an accident that was not my fault. I paid for my insurance to be reinstated anditwas understood that there would be no lapse in my coverage. I waited to file my claim because I was trying to file a claim with the at fault party's...

    Charles’s Answer

    If the insurance was not in force at the time of the accident, the insurance company will never pay the claim. Simply write a letter to the BMV with the accident report and a copy of the repair bills for your car so the other driver's license will be suspended until they enter into a repayment agreement and stick to it. If you were NOT injured, you do NOT need an attorney.

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