1. You are WRONG.
2. If your attorney files a Motion for Hearing in an undisputed case, the adjustor will assign counsel and you will have guaranteed yourself SEVERAL extra months because the defense attorney only gets paid UNTIL the case settles. HE has less than NO incentive to settle. You may even buy into depositions which could cost you thousands.
3 You hired an attorney and you will be paying him/her a fee. Why not seek their advice, including WHY they recommend the course they do?
1. Corvel is NOT an insurance company or a TPA. They support nurse case management, ONLY. You will NEVER get an offer from them.
2. Has your attorney sent a comprehensive demand? We don't wit for offers. We demand a sum of money and provide an explanation for the demand.
3. If you were not released by your treating physician, you should be demanding the additional TTD.
You need a traffic or criminal defense attorney to address the ticket. You need to ask the police what they need to release the cars. They may be the source of an ongoing investigation. What are you or your buddy doing with 3 salvage vehicles and what was your buddy doing with the cars? That is what the police may want to know.
Selling these cars without disclosing that they are salvage vehicles can be charged as a Felony.
I agree with my colleagues but would add that if you did not sign any documents, your case is NOT SETTLED. Anything that your attorney did AFTER you told him to stop working on your behalf CAN be undone. Simply send a copy of the dated correspondence firing your attorney to whatever entity is involved and advise that any action taken after that date was without your consent.
Please tell us whether there was IL jurisdiction over your WC claim. In other words, were you injured in Illinois,...
WC attorneys do NOT get paid by the hour, we work on contingency. Whether you hire us the day of your injury or on the eve of settlement, the fee is the same. In Illinois, I guarantee that an experienced attorney can get FAR MORE than the 20% fee you will eventually pay. We all offer free consults. Please call one of us as soon as possible.
Two years. But you MUST document your injury and your care. You will do MUCH better if you are represented by an attorney FROM THE BEGINNING. I have a client right now who fell 17 months a go and put off care because she was busy... It makes for an uphill battle, to say the least. Don't wait.
You are going to trial this week unless you or the Defendant files a Motion. Go to the Clerk's website or call the clerk to find out what day you need to be there. Ask the judge for time to hire an attorney and pray you have not destroyed your case, already.
Discovery is closed. If you did not name this person in your disclosures, you will be barred from calling her, except in rebuttal.
If your orthopedist relates it, it absolutely is compensable. They will almost certainly NOT volunteer to pay it but any experienced WC attorney can get it covered, PROVIDED THE DOCTOR gives you a solid causation opinion. Good luck.
You did NOT sue. You opened a claim for benefits under the Illinois Workers Compensation Act.
You chose to close the claim.
If you had tried it INSTEAD of settling, you would have received the money AND the medical would still be open AND you could seek additional permanency. I am very sorry but you were given bad advice.