It is so important to make sure that you can get the medical treatment you need following an accident with the minimum delay and hassle. The police may not come to the scene, but you should still report it. He smashed into the rear of my car. It might even treat you well when you have a minor claim for a chipped windshield or a damaged mirror. Just be careful and you’ll be safe, right?Read More
Workplace Accident Claim
In order to avail the benefits provided by workers’ compensation, you are required to prove that the injury or illness is related to your work. Rephrased in legal jargon, the unfortunate event must be “arising out of employment and occurring during the course of employment,” commonly abbreviated as AOE/COE. Know the rules that dictate whether or not an employee’s injury or illness is work-related and covered by the workers’ compensation.
Some exceptions exist. For example, injuries sustained while the worker was drunk or under the influence of illegal drugs are not covered by the workers’ comp.
Similarly, if you sustain an injury while having your lunch on company grounds (like the cafeteria) you are free to claim the benefits as the injury is work-related. However, there won’t be any workers’ comp coverage available if you were found doing something that is not permitted or if the act falls under some other exception to the coverage. For example, a Connecticut court discovered that in a case in which an employee was allegedly hurt while she was walking, the incident fell under the exception according to state laws regarding recreational activities. Different states have different laws concerning work-related injuries and you are required to know them.
Case of Wrongdoings: In some states, injuries inflicted due to the misconduct of a worker are still covered by the workers’ comp. Even when the worker is hurt while doing something that is not allowed by the employer, the worker may still be able to avail the benefits depending on the degree of the wrongdoing. Under the workers’ compensation act, employees cannot file a case for work-related injuries against their employer. However, depending on where you reside, the injuries are covered no matter whose fault it is.
Seek a lawyer
Many times a worker's injury or illness may be of a dubious origin, a gray area when it comes to understand worker's comp coverage. In these special circumstances, it is always worth seeking a lawyer’s expertise. The lawyer may be able to tell you whether or not you qualify for the benefits. As a lawyer is aware of your state laws he may be the best counsel in such matters.
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Top Lawyers Pick
- Jared M. Wise
- Marc C. Brotman
- James L. Ferraro
- Alexander J. Perkins
- Sara L. Ross
- Andrea Marino Landry
- Noel A. Sevastianos
- Marc A. Saggese
- James J. Curry, Jr.
- C. Scott Loftis
- Travis C. Logue
- James W. Hundley
Jared M. Wise
An associate attorney at Morgan & Morgan PA, Jared M. Wise represents clients in Orlando in matters of personal injury, car accidents, wrongful death and premises liability. Named a Rising Star in Illinois in 2019, he has a passion for helping those who have been injured because of the actions of another. Prior to working with the firm, he gained years of experience at a prominent Chicago firm where he worked on multimillion-dollar, high-profile verdicts and settlements.In the past few years, Mr. Wise successfully argued before the Illinois Appellate Court in a matter where they reversed the original judgment. Currently he is admitted to practice in the states of Illinois and Florida and before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida. He is a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice and the Florida Justice Association.In 2012, Mr. Wise graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Florida. He then graduated with a Master of Arts in international business from the same school. He then attended Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 2016. While in law school he was on the Deans List every semester, and he graduated cum laude at the top of his class.Recognized by his peers for his achievement in the profession and in his legal practice, Mr. Wise has worked with the firm for years, even before attending law school. He understands the ins and outs of the firm and the legal system as he advocates for the rights of those who have been catastrophically injured.
20 North Orange Avenue, Suite 1600,, Orlando FL 32801
Marc C. Brotman
Marc C. Brotman is the founder of the firm now known as Brotman Nusbaum Ibrahim in Boca Raton, Florida. Focusing his practice entirely on civil litigation, he represents clients throughout the state who have been harmed by the negligent or willful acts or omissions of others in matters, including motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, defective products, premises liability and wrongful death. His previous experience in defending health care providers, insurance companies and the manufacturers of defective products has given Mr. Brotman a unique perspective in his representation of plaintiffs.A 1978 graduate of the University of Michigan with a bachelors degree, Mr. Brotman earned his Juris Doctor from Cumberland School of Law in 1982. Admitted to practice in Florida, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida, and he is board-certified by The Florida Bar as a specialist in civil trial law.Mr. Brotman has served as lead counsel in more than 200 trials and achieved many verdicts and awards in excess of $1 million for his clients. Among his notable cases is a judgment in a negligent supervision case against the Florida Department of Children and Families for $26 million. In recognition of his track record and ethical standards, Martindale-Hubbell has given Mr. Brotman its AV Preeminent rating.A member of the American Association of Justice and the American, South Palm Beach County, Broward County and Dade County bar associations, Mr. Brotman is also an active participant in the Florida Justice Association and has lectured on medical malpractice at continuing legal education seminars. The Parkland resident enjoys golfing and skiing.AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc. used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
James L. Ferraro
James L. Ferraro has practiced law since 1983, and is the founder of The Ferraro Law Firm, which serves the Miami and Tampa areas of Florida. In 1997, he was national finalist for Trial lawyer of the Year after a landmark victory in a birth defect case against a major chemical company. His practice includes cases involving consumer protection, products liability, medical malpractice, personal injury, wrongful death and family law.For more than two decades, Mr. Ferraro has focused on asbestos and mass tort litigation and has achieved multimillion-dollar verdicts for his clients; consequently, he was invited to become a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He recovered the largest compensatory award for a mesothelioma case in Florida as well as the largest award nationally for a non-malignant asbestos case in 1997. He has also negotiated settlements in amounts totaling $1 billion.Mr. Ferraro earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law and his masters degree in accounting from the University of Miami as well. He is admitted to practice in Florida, Ohio, New York and Massachusetts, and he devotes 90 percent of his practice to litigation. He is also licensed to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Tax Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st, 3rd and 4th Circuits.Mr. Ferraro is a member of the American Association for Justice, the American Bar Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and the Sports Lawyers Association. He serves on the board of directors for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida and the Childrens Home Society of Florida Foundation.His firm additionally has offices in Washington, D.C. and New York City, and Mr. Ferraro is also the co-founder of Kelly & Ferraro LLP in Cleveland, Ohio. He is a certified public accountant, and his Washington, D.C. offices handle cases involving tax whistleblower cases and corporate tax fraud.
Brickell World Plaza, 600 Brickell Avenue, 38th Floor,, Miami FL 33131
Sara L. Ross
Sara L. Ross is an associate attorney with John J. Malm & Associates Personal Injury Lawyers in Naperville, Illinois. Representing the rights and entitlements of individuals and families throughout Cook, DuPage, Kane and Will counties, Ms. Ross focuses her practice on personal injury and medical malpractice claims, and she has quickly established herself as one of the leading trial advocates in her region.Her success as an attorney has come from her professional philosophy of always communicating with her clients to fully understand their needs and from providing the caring and compassionate support they need during their frightening and uncertain times. In all cases, she aggressively pursues the most favorable outcome for those she serves in order to help increase their chances of securing the maximum amount of compensation they deserve.A native of the area, Ms. Ross earned her Bachelor of Arts in politics and government from Illinois State University in 2010. She then attended The John Marshall Law School, where she obtained her Juris Doctor in 2013.During her time in law school, she was heavily involved with The National Trial Advocacy Competition, and she received awards for both her excellent academic achievements as well as her individual and team contributions to mock trial competitions. Ms. Ross also served as associate barrister of The Trial Advocacy and Alternative Dispute Resolution Honors Executive Board.While in law school, Ms. Ross gained invaluable insight into personal injury, medical malpractice and nursing home abuse cases through her work with a prestigious area law firm, and she also completed an externship for the Honorable Judge Irwin J. Solganick in the Circuit Court of Cook County Law Division.Since joining John J. Malm & Associates Personal Injury Lawyers in 2013, Ms. Ross has maintained active involvement in her legal community, as evidenced by her memberships with the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the Illinois State Bar Association and the DuPage County Bar Association.
Andrea Marino Landry
Andrea Marino Landry is a partner at Thornton Law Firm LLP. She joined the firm as an associate in 2005 after previously clerking at the firm.During her time at Thornton Law Firm, Ms. Landry has successfully represented clients in a variety of the firms practice areas, including personal injury litigation, products liability litigation, victims of exposure to asbestos, victims of toxic exposures, including children of workers born with birth defects, and consumer class actions. She represents clients throughout Massachusetts and nationally.Ms. Landry is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross (B.A. summa cum laude, 2002) and Boston College Law School (J.D. cum laude, 2005). She was admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 2005 and the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts in 2006.Ms. Landry is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and American Association for Justice. She is a member of the board of the Holy Cross Lawyers Association.
Noel A. Sevastianos
As a founding member of Rogers Sevastianos & Bante, LLP, Noel A. Sevastianos handles personal injury and business litigation cases in St. Louis and throughout Missouri. His personal injury work involves medical malpractice, workers compensation, vehicle accidents, construction injuries, slips and falls and catastrophic injuries. When involved in business matters, Mr. Sevastianos assists with commercial disputes, restrictive covenants, injunction actions, real estate disputes and more.Mr. Sevastianos began his career by attending Saint Louis University, where he earned a bachelors degree in business administration in 1985. He then went on to earn his law degree from the Washington University School of Law in 1990. He became admitted to practice law in Illinois the same year, and he gained admission to practice in Missouri four years later.Mr. Sevastianos has successfully gained large settlements on behalf of his clients. In one case, he helped a client with a seven-figure settlement after a motor vehicle collided with a bicyclist. In another case, he helped his client settle a medical malpractice dispute after a surgery caused the victim to suffer even more health issues.A part of multiple professional organizations, Mr. Sevastianos holds membership in The Missouri Bar, the Illinois State Bar Association and the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. He is also a member of the American Association for Justice, the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys and the National College of Advocacy. He is a regular radio personality on FM NewsTalk 97.1 and The Dave Glover Show. Mr. Sevastianos has earned the respect of his peers for his skill and ethics. He holds a Superb rating from his peers through Avvo. He additionally holds a rating of AV Preeminentfrom his peers through Martindale-Hubbell, the highest ranking possible through the organization.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
120 South Central Avenue, Suite 160,, SAINT LOUIS MO 63105
Marc A. Saggese
The founder of Saggese & Associates, Ltd, and based in Las Vegas, Nevada, Marc A. Saggese divides his practice between criminal defense matters and personal injury and wrongful death litigation for his clients throughout Clark County. Recognized by his fellow professionals for his successful track record and his high degree of ethics, Mr. Saggese has received a 10.0 Superb peer review rating through Avvo. He has also been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40, and the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys has selected him as one of the Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys in Nevada.Mr. Saggese provides dedicated representation to clients who have been harmed by the negligence or recklessness of other persons or entities. The types of cases that he has handled in this regard have arisen out of truck or other motor vehicle crashes, defective products, premises liability, and medical malpractice, and he has been able to obtain numerous sizable settlements and jury awards in that regard. In his criminal defense practice, Mr. Saggese assists people who have been charged by the state of Nevada with felonies or misdemeanors. The types of allegations that he has had experience with have included driving under the influence of alcohol, drug possession and distribution, larceny, assault, sex crimes, theft, domestic violence, and forgery.Mr. Saggese is admitted to practice before all Nevada, Texas and Georgia state courts. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 3rd, 5th and 9th Circuits and the Supreme Court of the United States. His previous experience as an attorney with the Judge Advocate Generals Corps has also led to him being admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. Mr. Saggese holds a Juris Doctor from The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law.
James J. Curry, Jr.
New Jersey native James J. Curry Jr. founded his Toms River law office, James J. Curry Jr. Attorney at Law, with the goal of providing high-quality legal services to the residents of Toms River and surrounding Ocean County who have suffered personal injuries due to the negligence of other individuals, businesses or professionals. In addition, he also assists clients with other legal matters, including estate litigation, estate planning and elder law.Mr. Curry began his legal career after earning his Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law. In 1968, the state of New Jersey approved him to practice law, and, in 1970, New York state followed suit. In 1974, Mr. Curry earned a Master of Laws from New York University School of Law, and, in 1976, the U.S. Supreme Court approved him to practice law in its courtroom.Since the beginning of attorney Currys nearly 50-year career, he has earned a reputation for being a leader in his chosen practice areas. He earned a certification in elder law from New York Universitys School of Professional Studies in 2002, and the New Jersey Board of Attorney Certification lists him as certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a civil trial attorney. He has been recertified continuoulsy through 2024, In addition, Mr. Curry is peer-rated as AV Preeminent according to Martindale-Hubbell.Mr. Curry is an active participant in the legal community and an avid contributor on legal topics. He is a regular guest speaker at legal seminars, guest lecturer at the National Business Institute and the New York University Summer Institute in Taxation, and even appeared as a guest on The Phil Donahue Show. In addition, he is a member of a number of legal organizations, including the National and New Jersey American Association of Justice and the New Jersey State Bar Association. Mr. Curry serves on the New Jersey Bar Association Medical Malpracte Committe.In 2016 Mr. Curry was honored by the Ocean County Bar Association with its Achevement Award for excellence in the practice of law.AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc. used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
C. Scott Loftis
C. Scott Loftis focuses his Oklahoma practice on representing clients in their cases involving personal injury and wrongful death, insurance disputes and bad faith, criminal defense, divorce and child custody. An honors graduate of the Oklahoma City University School of Law, Mr. Loftis offers individualized, personal attention for legal representation throughout the states of Oklahoma and Kansas.Mr. Loftis is admitted to practice within the states of Oklahoma and Kansas as well as before the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. District Court of Kansas, and the Northern, Eastern and Western U.S. District Courts of Oklahoma. He is a member of the American Bar Association, American Association for Justice, Oklahoma Association for Justice, Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the Oklahoma and Kansas Bar Associations.
Travis C. Logue
Travis C. Logue is a Partner at Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP and leads the Firms real estate practice. Mr. Logue represents clients in a broad range of real estate transactions and high-stakes civil litigation matters.Mr. Logue is lead counsel in the seminal case which successfully overturned the Santa Barbaras controversial 2015 ban of short-term vacation rentals in the Coastal Zone. This landmark victory preserved important individual property rights and revived affordable accommodations. He is also counsel of record in dozens of wrongful death, personal injury and property damage cases filed against Southern California Edison and various public entities stemming from the Thomas Fire and Montecito Mudslides.Mr. Logue is routinely engaged by high net worth clients with a variety of real estate holdings, from office buildings and apartments to ranches and luxury estates. He has made numerous appearances in front of public agencies for land use issues and has handled dozens of mediations and arbitrations required under the California Association of Realtors contract.Mr. Logue is engaged by clients in litigation matters ranging from wrongful death and civil extortion to the California Coastal Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. He commonly handles real estate litigation matters, including disputes over easements, purchase agreements, leases, sellers misrepresentations, and quieting title. He has acted as counsel for Sothebys International Realty and has successfully represented real estate agents in front of the Santa Barbara Association of Realtors ethics committee and fee arbitration panel.
James W. Hundley
Jim Hundley has over 30 years of experience litigating criminal and civil cases. He regularly represents individuals and corporations before Virginias state and federal courts. He has defended clients involved in a broad range of criminal matters including murder, robbery, drug distribution, fraud, and embezzlement. On the civil side, Mr. Hundley has successfully handled cases involving a wide variety of issues including breach of contract, tortious interference with business, personal injury, and violations of civil rights.Mr. Hundley also has extensive appellate experience. In April 2000, he was privileged to appear before the Supreme Court of the United States and argue the case of Dickerson v. United States in which the Court ruled that the well-known Miranda warnings are required by the United States Constitution and cannot be repealed by legislation. He also handled Charles Severances appeal of his capital murder convictions before the Virginia Supreme Court.Mr. Hundley graduated from the Georgetown Law Center and gained admission to the Virginia State Bar in 1989. During his first year of practice, Mr. Hundley served as law clerk to the Honorable James C. Cacheris in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Upon completing his clerkship, Mr. Hundley joined the Office of the Commonwealths Attorney for Fairfax County, where he served as an Assistant Commonwealths Attorney until December 1996. In January 1997, Mr. Hundley co-founded Briglia Hundley, P.C.