About a week ago a vehicle rear ended me while I was waiting at a stop light. My car is totaled. They ruled it the other drivers fault. I felt fine after it. But a couple of hours later I had sharp pain in my back and neck set in. My right leg als...
I agree with Adam and Mike. Also, the ER xray won't tell you much. I would think you need to get an MRI or a CT. Each diagnostic tool will give you a different picture of what's going on. You could have a herniated disc, and that pain isn't going to go away on it's own. Mike's advice about using your health insurance is spot on. That way you can get treatment without waiting.See question
My brother-in-law came upon a head on collision that had just happened. He stopped to help and was assaulted by the man who caused the head on collision. Ended up having 6 stitches in lip, broken finger, broken glasses, bruised and off work for ...
He needs an attorney. He actually has two cases. The first case is for personal injury stemming from the result. The second is for a workers' compensation accident because it sounds like he was in the course of his employment when this happened.
Obviously, you'd like to focus your attention on the guy that causes the problem in the first case, but it's unlikely he has any assets and unlikely there's any insurance coverage.
I think he should check out the case against the guy that assaulted him and then proceed with a work comp claim. He needs to speak to an attorney before giving a statement. And, if he has permanent impairment or restrictions, he needs to be compensated accordingly.
I'm originally from Bertrand, so I know the area well. If he has a restriction that will prevent him from working, he absolutely needs a lawyer.See question
Currently on lignt duty at work. I have been on workmans comp for over 2 months. I have recently started working with restrictions. Staff members are making fun of me and talking behind my back. Ihave been made to do things that are beyond my redt...
In order to retain your temporary benefits, ie the money they pay you because you are unable to do light duty, you need to prove that you are actually unable to do the light duty. If they are requiring that you perform beyond your restrictions, then I suggest you bring it up with a more senior HR person or the adjuster. Forcing you to work beyond your restrictions will likely slow your recovery or cause further injury.
The problem here is that if you voluntarily quit, they will likely not pay you temporary disability benefits. They will likely argue that you abandoned an available job.
I would bring it up with HR or the adjuster first. If you have no positive change, you can quit, but understand that you will likely be without income until you can find another job.See question
I broke my hand 9/21 at work reported it immediately, had surgery the following Monday and am now seeking loss of wages compensation. I told my boss I can return this coming Monday and was informed that I am now laid off and need to file for unemp...
You absolutely need to speak to an attorney. There are several red flags here.
Under Neb Rev Stat 48-121, the measure of your temporary damages is the loss of access you have to the labor market. With one hand, you will have a difficult time finding a job, regardless of whether you were "laid off" or otherwise terminated, and you need to be compensated fairly. Your employer is likely going to tell you that you need to go find another job in order to avoid paying you what they owe or take unemployment. If you file for unemployment, part of the application is a statement that you are presently able to work but not currently employed. If you agree and make the statement that you are presently able to work, you damage your claim for temporary disability. I would not file for unemployment if I were you.
The fact that your employer hasn't reported the injury to their carrier is actually a crime. They are obligated to report all recordable injuries within 10 days. Failure to do so is a class 3 misdemeanor. They aren't going to pay for everything they need to pay for if they have to pay it directly out of pocket.
Finally, your medical bills should be paid by the carrier. They get a better rate on the bills than you do.
You need to speak to an attorney right away. The sooner you speak to a lawyer, the sooner you can force them to turn this over to their carrier and get paid what you are owed.See question
my husband was diagnosed in april with renal cell carcinoma, We took him to the mayo clinic in Rochester Mn He has had surgery and they removed a six pound tumor. The cancer has currently spread to his lungs and liver. He was given six months to ...
I'm terribly sorry to hear about this issue. We can't pretend to know what you're going through, but hopefully these answers help.
I agree with the prior opinions. You need a lawyer to represent your interests.
The first thing the lawyer can do is investigate the case, i.e. What material/substance was he exposed to and does his treating doctor think it caused his condition.
Once that information is known, the lawyer can advise you what to do next. This could be a mesothelioma case, a workers' compensation case, or something different.
Please feel free to call with questions.See question
I have been trying to work with my workman's comp insurance out of Iowa in regards to a medical bill that was not paid over the last 1.5 years. In addition they have cancelled my medical claim due to not getting a report from the doctor. I was no...
I agree with David. Their "cancellation" of your claim means nothing more than they don't think they need to pay you any more money. From the sound of it, one of your physicians isn't giving them a report they need in order to authorize more medical.
Your recourse is having an attorney review your case and advocate for your with the insurance company first, then with the court if necessary.
I think you need to speak to a workers' compensation lawyer sooner rather than later.See question
Insurance company is fighting claim against my child (17 years old) who was the victim of car accident. Other driver was issued/plead guilty to 2 citations. My daughter did not. He turned in front of my daughter who was going straight causing her...
I agree with Dan. Discuss it with your lawyer. Get your questions answered. That is what the attorney is for. But be patient. These things are a process.See question
I work as a corrections officer in Omaha, Nebraska. I was injured at work in July of last year dealing with a combative inmate. My work has taken 24 hours of my sick time instead of paying me injured on duty (IOD) pay. They are refusing to accept ...
This isn't an uncommon problem. We represent firefighters, etc., subject to IOD rules. They can force you to take sick pay in the event they have a potential defense to your claim. You need to speak to an attorney to determine what, if any, issue there is and to make sure you get treated fairly through the process. Please let us know if we can be of any additional help.See question
I am going through a divorce. I purchased a home 2 years before we were married and the home is in my name. We have been married for 4 years. The mortgage payments have all been made through my own personal account. My husband has not contributed ...
The short answer is. . . . Maybe.
The goal of splitting marital assets is an "equitable division" of those assets. There are very few hard and fast rules. If you present the facts to a judge, ie it was your house before, you paid for it during the marriage, and it will remain your house afterward, you've got a good chance of coming out on top on that issue. However, if he presents evidence that the house was paid out of your account for convenience, while he paid for other things (car payments, utilities, groceries, etc) and you both made equal contributions to the household expenses, you'll likely have to allow him some equity.
That said, even on his best day, he's only entitled to 50% of the EQUITY gained in the house. So, assuming your payment over the four years of marriage averaged 80% interest and 20% equity, you're really not fighting over much at all. It might not be that way, but in most of my cases, the equity in the house is not too much because the majority of the payments are interest.
Let me know if you have any other questions.See question
I have been on worker's compensation since may of 2014. In that time I have had 5 knee surgeries, so I really haven't been able to care for my child while my wife works. I went to file our taxes, but I technically didn't have any income s...
I can't answer your question. There are different systems in play here, ie the workers' compensation system and the IRS system. Each has their own definition of "disabled."
I would encourage you to call a tax accountant. We have several that we work with that are very good if you need a referral.See question