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  • How do I start a small claims for medical, pain and suffering? Thank you for your time.

    I am disabled and own a 14yr old service dog. Last June -2015- we were attacked by a much larger dog in our complex. I immediately contacted animal control and was taken to the hospital, by ambulance, within the hour. I was diagnosed with a torn r...

    John’s Answer

    I would suggest you contact a personal injury attorney rather than go through small Claims court

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  • I have an work comp case with an lawyer, that I am not happy with. Can I switch lawyers, I am a CHA employee.

    I have an work comp case with an lawyer, that I am not happy with. Can I switch lawyers, I am a CHA employee.

    John’s Answer

    I agree with Mr Hoffmans advice. Try to get a face to face meeting with your attorney to discuss your concerns first. If you cant get it resolved then you are free to choose someone else. The new atty will have to work out the split in fees if any with your former attorney. Do not terminate your current attorney until you have spoken to someone else and confirmed that they are willing to take your case.

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  • Workers comp injury

    I got injured at work in october of 2015. I hurt my back my right shoulder and my right knee. I received epidural injections for my back 3 so far. And for my knee I was told that I need a repair of torn meniscus. I have a hearing in March at the W...

    John’s Answer

    This is a question for your attorney. They know the facts of your case and can advise you on the problems with leaving the country while you are undergoing treatment for your injury.

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  • Why isn't there a 3rd party case? I fell through a skylight that was not osha approved.

    I fell 17 ft through a skylight. I broke my jaw and hand. At the time of the fall I was left alone on the roof whole my supervisor went down to get tools. I have talked to a lawyer and he told me that he does not see a 3rd party case.

    John’s Answer

    I agree that it is likely that Worker's Compensation is your only remedy here however if you can meet with a personal injury attorney to see if there is a third-party that was responsible for your fall

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  • See above. any help would be greatly appreciated

    I was injured at my part time job. i was involved in a motor vehicle accident. I was able to work light duty at my part time job, however was unable to return to work at my full time job. my full time job does not offer light duty. Am i entitled ...

    John’s Answer

    You will have to check with an attorney there however in most states if you cant work the full time job you would be entitled to be paid temporary (partial) disability. The Dr would have to have given you restrictions that they cannot accommodate. Provide your pay stub from that job to the adjuster.

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  • Do I have a legal case against the chain restaurant where I could get my medical bills covered?

    February 2015 I was eating at a chain restaurant & bit into a bone that was not supposed to be in my chicken to which I have he receipt and the restaurant reimbursed a portion of my meal for the inconvenience. Two days later I was hospitalized due...

    John’s Answer

    Thee would have to be a medical opinion that there is a direct relationship between the incident and the medical treatment that you had before you can get anywhere with this claim.

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  • What state should my lawyer be licensed for worker's compensation issues?

    I live on Oklahoma but work in Arkansas. What state should my lawyer be licensed in. I am currently under a doctor's care for a worker's compensation claim.

    John’s Answer

    Most likely Arkansas if that is where the injury occurred

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  • Is MSA correct? What can I do to get medical bill paid & to get my checks until my settlement is approved?

    I live in North Carolina and I signed a worker's comp settlement agreement. The lawyer said if I didn't sign the insurance company would give me a hard time and probably would deny future claims. The lawyer charged me 25% for the total settlemen...

    John’s Answer

    You have legitimate questions and maybe some of them can be answered by one of the many good NC attys here, however I would suggest that you schedule a face to face meeting with your attorney to go over your questions and get an explanation of each issue so that you are fully satisfied that you understand the settlement and any issues that remain.

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  • Do I have a case for workers comp and if so could you all connect me to some attorneys who will take a case like mines.

    I was hurt at Sam's club but my situation is a little different I worked from 9 p to 6 a when I got off that morning I felt some tenderness and pain but I thought it was from lifting all night so I got home that morning showered ate went to bed so...

    John’s Answer

    I agree that you should use the find a lawyer section here to locate someone

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  • If I'm a subcontractor is my employer reponsible for my medical bills if I'm hurt on the job?

    Injury on the job I'm a sub contractor

    John’s Answer

    Since this question is very fact specific I would urge you to talk to an attorney with experience in workers compensation in person to get an answer in your particular situation

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