Good afternoon,my wife injured her thumb finger last year (on August)while going to work on bicycle.It happened at hotel area,right before she clocked in. We went to doctor,she took some medicines and cream to apply on it.But it's been a long time,she can't still move her finger,it hurt if she does.
If we hire attorney can s/he help us to cover her medicals? Is hotel should cover her medical,even she didn't have insurance?
I am sorry your wife was injured and in pain. A lot more information is needed. How did your wife sustain her injury. Was she hit by a vehicle? Did she fall on her own? Was there a defect on the hotel property? Was she already working (even though she was not yet clocked in)? Is there a police report? There may be insurance available that you do not even know about. I suggest you gather all of your wife's medical records, any investigation reports available and make an appointment with a competent Personal Injury Attorney. The initial consultation is usually free.
Agree with counsel, more info is needed and you should consult a local lawyer to see where you stand.
In most instances, someone commuting to work is not "in the course and scope of employment" and typically not covered workers compensation. Your wife's case may have some unique facts which may qualify as an exception, so you should consult a lawyer.
If this is a work-related injury, it would be covered by workers comp. If not, she would have to prove negligence on the part of the hotel before she would be able to recover money. Not enough facts here to really analyze it. There are good lawyers near you, call a personal injury lawyer.
The question is whether this falls within workers' compensation, which would cover her medical bills and possibly some amount of disability. There is a doctrine called the "going and coming rule" that may apply to this situation and the rules will vary from state to state. You should consult a good Orlando workers' compensation attorney to evaluate the facts and advise you regarding your rights.
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