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Richard Brian Hein

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  • How to get a accident report form from work?

    I got injured at work and reported it within a day. I called off work the next day and my supervisor emailed me a link to fill out an online accident report form. I did that and at the time thought I would make a copy at the end. At the end it ...

    Richard’s Answer

    Per Chapter 287 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, the employer must provide you a copy of the Report of Injury within 15 days of request. We typically request this by certified mail in our first communication to the employer, along with a whole host of other documents.

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  • I was rear ended by a uninsured driver who did not own the car he was driving. He fled the scene. There we no injuries.

    He also had a suspended license. The other insurance company has not been able to contact the owner of the car and has said they still investigating the claim. I since had the car repaired by my insurance company since I need the vehicle. Do I...

    Richard’s Answer

    This is a classic uninsured hit and run, for which you have "uninsured motorist coverage", assuming that you have insurance, for any injuries you sustained. Your insurance company will "subrogate" (a fancy legal word for "get reimbursed") the case with the other guy's insurance company, if there is one. If he is indeed uninsured, they will then sue him to try to "subrogate" directly from him. Either way, you should not have to worry about it since you had insurance. That's why you buy insurance.

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  • What determines the jurisdiction where a work comp claim is filed?

    if I work, live and injured in MI but, my employment was originated in MO.

    Richard’s Answer

    Missouri, if the contract for hire was made in Missouri, or Michigan, because you work, live and were injured there. I know Missouri comp, but not Michigan, so you should consult with a Michigan lawyer and a Missouri lawyer to determine which State's law are more favorable to you as the injured worker.

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  • Do we need to change benificiary on our thrift savings after new marriage?

    My husband and I both have thrift savings with our employers. Prior to when we married 4 years ago we each had our children listed as benificiaries. If one of us dies, does the surviving spouse receive this money due to our marriage or do our sepe...

    Richard’s Answer

    The beneficiary designation will prevail in spite of your subsequent marriage and even if you die in the same accident simultaneously.

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  • I was injured at work now the temp agency wont find me work can they do that?

    i injured my back and have been thru PT and had injections the doctor released me and now the temp agency i was working for wont give me work.... i know they have work and are hiring other people just not me i feel its because i got hurt at work w...

    Richard’s Answer

    File a work comp claim against the temp agency for your injury. See our legal guide to Missouri Workers' Compensation by clicking on the linke below.

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  • What am i entitled to?

    i was injured at work mri shows bulging disc went thru 2 months PT and had 1 injection nothing helped not even meds.... the doctor released me back to full duty no restrictions i was on light duty no lifting over 25# now im recieving nothing not e...

    Richard’s Answer

    See our legal guide on an injured workers' rights under the Missouri Workers' Compensation Law, below.

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  • Is there a time limit before getting married on j1 visa (would it not look suspicious if it is soon after entering the US)?

    I am French and my fiancée is a US citizen. We've known eachother for two years and are engaged for two months now. I am planning on doing an internship for 5 months and would Iike to get married then in the US, so that I can get a travel permit t...

    Richard’s Answer

    Of course, consult with an attorney directly. Best practice to avoid all the issues in your query is probably to apply for fiancee visa and proceed consularly.

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  • How long does it take to process the green card application for the spouse of a permanent resident, after filing form I-130?

    I am currently in the process of extending my work permit for another three (3) years, which would expire in late December 2015. This will be my second and final H1-B visa from my current employer. I am also currently engaged to be married in earl...

    Richard’s Answer

    I agree with brethren counsel -- wait times are difficult to establish with any reasonable certainty. Get married, apply, and hopefully there is time. Consult with an attorney for additional information and orientation.

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  • How do i get my girlfriend to the USA from mexico? do i have to marry her down there or what?

    we wanna get married and i want her to be down here with me.

    Richard’s Answer

    Yes, you must be married in order to be able to petition for her for Legal Permanent Residency. If she just wants to come to visit, she can petition for a non-immigrant Visitor (Tourist) Visa.

    Since you say you want to get married, the procedure to be utilized will depend on if she is able to come to the US in order to get married, or if you marry her there.

    Please consult with immigration counsel in order to go over the particular facts of your case to come up with a sound strategy for meeting your goals and objectives.

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  • If my attorney who was suspended file I130 and appeal

    can I withdraw the applications and refile with a new attorney?

    Richard’s Answer

    It will depend on the facts of the case, where it is in the process, etc.

    Yes, you should retain alternative counsel immediately.

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