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David J McMorris

David McMorris’s Answers

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  • I had a workers comp claim on 10/26/2008, and just got fired. Is there any thing I can do?

    I had a workers comp claim on 10/26/2008, and just got fired. Is there any thing I can do?

    David’s Answer

    You can provide more information. Was there a relationship between the comp claim and the firing? Did you just recently return to work or did you return years ago? What was the reason given for the firing?

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  • If the other party to an accident tells me insurance carrier that I'm trying to "double dip" is this slanderous and damaging?

    My wife had her windshield cracked when a rock fell off the back of a construction vehicle. I contacted the company and made them aware of the damage. They asked for more info, which we provided, and they didn't respond for 7 days until I wrote ...

    David’s Answer

    Talk to your insurance company again. They can and should pay the claim and then chase the construction company to be reimbursed. This is why you pay premiums; let them do the work.

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  • Fired from work!!!

    Can you be fired from work if you are in pain and LEAVE because of it? You are back to work b/c company doc sent you back with no real exam. Not sure if I asked this before, don't think I have though

    David’s Answer

    You live in a right to work state, which basically means you have the right to work cheap and with very little job security. You do have legal rights under workers comp, though. The longer you wait to retain a lawyer, the harder your case will be to prove.

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  • What if you were injured at work but now state they want a waiver signed stating I had the same type of injury earlier ?

    After over six months on a new job had a back injury. Was unable to bend and asked to leave . The said that I could using personal time to leave early. When leaving I stopped at HR to just verify that no paperwork needed to be filed since I was i...

    David’s Answer

    You need a lawyer with experience in this field right now. You are being set up by the employer to deny benefits to you. Don't sign anything else without legal advice.

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  • I was in a car wreck settled for $250,000.00 but it is in payments. I have an emergency and need a lump sum.

    I have a mergency and need money I would like $25,000.00. I looked at companies like peachtree, they charge $40,000.00 for my own money. I think this is robbery. Is there any way I can apply for the money without using these crooks

    David’s Answer

    See a bank. You may be able to arrange a personal loan, using the structured settlement as collateral. The terms will be far to your advantage if you can do this.

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  • My employer says I can't get worker's comp because I hit a guy back. He broke my car window and broke my nose. Is this true?

    I am a private investigator and was sent to do surveillance. They knew the guy was violent and withheld this info. He walked by my car and busted my side window with a small pipe and punched me breaking my nose. I shoved back while trying to ge...

    David’s Answer

    See a local workers comp lawyer asap. In most states, remedies against employers are limited to comp, but there are sometimes exceptions or penalties for employers who engage in misconduct. Workers comp is the product of individual state laws, so you need someone in Ohio.

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  • Whats next?? Do we sue and if so who excatly?

    My 5 year old son was playing basketball in our driveway when a large pitbull from the neighborhood behind us attacked him. His ball rolled and when he went to get the ball he saw the dog coming from the trees located in the back of our yard so h...

    David’s Answer

    You were very fortunate to be nearby and in a position to save your child. The parent of the next child this animal attacks may not be so lucky. Contact the local police; health department, and newspaper.

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  • I got an alergic reaction with these sunglasses I bought the thing is they gaveme the ones on display cuz they didnt have onES

    DISPLAY DO YOU THINK I HAVE A CASE I BOUGHT THEM LIKE THREE MONTHS AGO I DIDNT GET THIS BAD TILL NOW AT FIRST IT STARTED WITH A DAY OR TWO NOW IT DOESNT GO AWAY I CANT AFFORD TO GO TO THE DOCTOR

    David’s Answer

    Stop wearing the sunglasses, get medical attention. If this is a serious chronic condition see a lawyer

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  • I was drinking a drink when I felt a mushy substance touch my lips. I pulled the bottle away and there was a black substance

    floating in the bottle. I am not sure if it is fungus or what. Should I do anything about this? I did not get sick but I didn't swallow it either. However there was some stuff floating in the bottle. Yuck!!!

    David’s Answer

    No harm, no foul. no claim

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  • A credit bureau merged someone else's credit file with mine causing me to lose my clearance with the government and maybe career

    I work for the gov'ment for which i have specific clearance. Every 10 years they conduct background/credit check. They concluded I was "financially irresponsible" due to apprx $37,000 worth in bills i haven't paid and are under collection. The iss...

    David’s Answer

    Find a lawyer who specializes in consumer credit issues. There are many statutes which cover this area; some can be used against the credit bureau; some the credit bureau will attempt to hide behind. You need a specialist.

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