I have received a settlement offering to close Indemnity/Vocational/Medical,I didn't know about this until I received a letter today and have 14days to decide,what do I do?
Based on your question, it sounds as if you have a workers' compensation claim and the insurance company has offered you a settlement. Workers' compensation benefits are based on formulas. You really should consult a local attorney who specializes in workers' compensation before making a decision to accept or refuse this offer. Without knowing the facts of your injury, it is impossible to provide good advice. However, right off the bat, I will tell you that I normally do NOT recommend that my clients accept a settle closing medical benefits. Medical benefits are an important part of our law. You do not have to settle your rights to medical care for the injury. Second, it sounds as if the offer is based on a formula providing compensation for your impairment rating. However, you may be entitled to greater benefits based on vocational disability. Because of these issues, you definitely need to speak with a workers' compensation attorney who can listen to the facts of your case and provide advice. An attorney who handles these claims should provide you a free consultation.See question
Can you settle a workers comp case before reaching MMI, in the state of Alabama. Also would it be advantage to hear what the have to offer Before MMI.
I agree with attorney Cory Driggers who answered your question earlier. Cory and his firm are excellent workers' compensation attorneys and regularly handle claims in your area of Alabama. Maximum medical improvement (MMI) is very important in workers' compensation cases. If you would like more information about the significance of MMI for your case, I have included a link to a prior blog post I wrote. It is:
If I don't agree with the judge ruling and file as appeal, am I required to make payment to the other party during the appeal process?
If you are appealing a civil judgment for damages against you, you will need to post a bond. The amount of the bond depends on the judgment. The amount must be approved by the court clerk. The basic procedure is described in Rule 8 of the Alabama Rules of Appellate Procedure. You should consult an experienced appellate lawyer.See question
I'm not ending up with what I expected
How medical bills are handled in a personal injury claim is one of the most common questions from clients. The other attorneys who answered this question are correct - you should consult with your attorney. Our office discusses medical bill related issues with clients throughout the claim. I recently wrote an article addressing several common medical bill questions. I've posted the link below --
I am in the middle of a worker's comp case, and I would like a second opinion. Is it normal for my attorney to hire a case manager? I have a doctors appointment next week and the case manager told me the insurance company wants him to attend the d...
You need to speak with your attorney. The insurance carriers often hire case managers. These case managers are not loyal to you. They will often be friendly to get information from you that helps the insurance company.
In my practice, I keep notes on most of the frequently used case managers in northern Alabama. I also advise my clients concerning interactions with the case manager. You definitely need to tell your attorney about this person and seek his/her advice.See question
A parent was recently able to commit suicide while in the custody of a county jail in Kansas. I would like to seek legal advice to decide if there are grounds for any sort of legal action. This parent's death left me with a number of debts I feel ...
You certainly need a lawyer in the state where the death occurred. You will need a lawyer licensed in that state to appear in court.
Also, each state has unique laws and procedures which require expertise. For example, in my state of Alabama you would need to have a personal representative appointed to pursue a wrongful death claim. A lawyer from a different jurisdiction is unlikely to understand that process. Also, in Alabama, the damages available for wrongful death are unique and different than all other states. Finally, in Alabama, police officers and jails have certain immunities limiting lawsuits. These are all issues that require specialized knowledge and experience. I'm sure Kansas has many unique laws and procedures as well. I wish you the best in locating an attorney.See question
I had a court order by a judge in my case he awarded me a lump sum and weekly payments for life including medical relaying to my injuries. workers compensation is now after about year or more is not going by court order in paying my doctor or som...
I'm sorry to hear about your ongoing problems. I routinely handle workers compensation claims in Jackson County and elsewhere in north Alabama. I believe attorneys should continue to advise and help their clients with medical issues after a judgment or settlement. This is an important part of representing a client. I encourage you to try and schedule a meeting with your attorney to talk about your treatment issues. You may even want to get copies of the medical records from the doctor or clinic and take them to the meeting in order to move things forward quicker. I hope you are able to get the care you need.See question
hi, i have a civil case for trans vaginal mesh that was accepted late 2012, the firm representing me is Gallagher law firm in texas,Ken Nugent sent my case to them to represent me, anyway i call them sometimes and speak with one of the lawyers re...
I represent several Alabama women injured by transvaginal mesh implants. I have settled some of my cases against other companies. However, I also have some cases pending against Coloplast which are not settled at present. I routinely provide my clients status updates. It sounds like you have legal counsel that will communicate with you. Communication between the attorney and client is essential. I would urge you to continue seeking periodic updates concerning the status of your claim. These cases can take a long time to resolve.See question
I need to make a decision on hiring a attorney to help me with a transvaginal mesh case.
I agree with some of the other answers that starting with a Google search is a good first step. You will want to find a qualified attorney in your state. You should also read carefully what the attorneys post on their websites. Many attorneys advertise on their websites for defective product cases but really do not handle them. Those lawyers simply want cases for referral. You should review the websites closely and ask questions so that you find a competent attorney in your state who will actually handle your case. I represent several women in Alabama suffering severe injury from transvaginal mesh implants. I know each of my Alabama clients personally and am the primary counsel in their claims. I wish you the best in finding a Maryland attorney.See question
i had this sling put in 3 years ago for my bladder
Thousands of women across the United States have suffered injuries after being implanted with transvaginal mesh products. The issues can be complicated. Specific product liability laws also vary between different states. My office is representing a number of injured women in Alabama. We have been busy preparing one of our cases for trial. Several lawyers answered your question by recommending you seek legal advice from an attorney in Illinois (assuming that is where you were implanted with the product). I agree with that advice. I would also add that you should research and speak with several lawyers. Many lawyers advertise for these cases but do not truly handle them. You need a lawyer in your state who does understand the complex issues.See question