This article breaks down auto insurance into its most common components, explains what each coverage does, and advises you on the essential coverage you should make sure you have to protect yourself and your family. Sometimes a witness can make the difference between having a winning case and not having a case at all. Different adjusters use different tactics to accomplish this goal. Will he maintain regular communication with you? When a client hires me, it is to get a recovery for his injuries.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
- Jason D. Levy
- Robert J. Kor
- Justin Weinstein
- Scott Haas
- Jeffrey M. Goldberg
- Walter J. Leger, Jr.
- David T. Lawson
- Nicolas Bagley
- Richard P. Abraham
- Jean-Simon Serrano
- Stephen R.H. Lewis
- Gary B. Mims
Jason D. Levy
Attorney Jason D. Levy is a partner with the Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, law firm, which has offices in Lafayette and Denver, Colorado. A highly seasoned trial attorney with more than 12 years of legal experience, Mr. Levy represents the rights and interests of those who suffered an injury or lost a loved one as the result of someone elses negligence or wrongdoing.Along with handling all types of personal injury and wrongful death claims arising from motor vehicle accidents, dangerous property conditions and other preventable tragedies, Mr. Levy also represents aggrieved employees with their workplace harassment claims, and he has extensive experience with many types of complex business litigation. Whether through arbitration, mediation or litigation, Mr. Levy always strives to help his clients obtain the most favorable outcomes for their legal challenges.Fighting big insurance companies on behalf of those he serves, Mr. Levy has recovered many substantial settlements and awards for his plaintiff clients. He has earned a reputation as a tenacious trial lawyer and a formidable opponent in court, and he has received many awards and honors for his impeccable professionalism and exceptional legal abilities.A 2002 graduate of the University of Vermont, where he was a deans list scholar, Mr. Levy attended the University of Baltimore School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor magna cum laude in 2006. Upon graduating law school, Mr. Levy earned his membership with the Heuisler Honor Society in recognition for his outstanding academic accomplishments. The Maryland State Bar Association admitted him to practice in 2006, and the Colorado Bar Association admitted him in 2015.A consummate professional, Mr. Levy is a member of the Colorado Bar Association, the Denver Bar Association, the Boulder County Bar Association and the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association.
2590 Trailridge Drive East, Suite 202,, Lafayette CO 80026
Robert J. Kor
A personal injury and employment attorney representing the people of Hartford County, Connecticut, Robert J. Kor is focused on protecting the rights of the injured, and obtaining fair and just compensation for them. As the founder of the Law Office of Robert J. Kor, he has over three decades of experience.Mr. Kor represents persons in all matters of employment law, including all forms of discrimination, wrongful discharge, sexual harassment, Family Medical Leave Act, Workers Compensation, Unemployment Compensation, and the protection of Whistleblowers. He also provides employees with pre-termination counseling. Mr. Kor is available for counsel and representation in assisting entrepeneurs with the formation of small businesses.Mr. Kor handles all types of personal injury cases, including wrongful death, motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, and dog bites.Mr. Kor graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Arts and then obtained a Juris Doctor from Western New England University School of Law. Currently, he is a member of the Connecticut Employment Lawyers Association, the Connecticut Bar Association, and the Hartford County Bar Association. Mr. Kor is admitted to practice in Connecticut state courts, as well as before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut.For the Hartford Judicial District, Mr. Kor has served as an arbitrator, fact finder and attorney trial referee for over 30 years. A previous Small Claims Court Commissioner, he has also served on the Statewide Grievance Committee for seven years.Mr. Kor is active in his community. He is a Past President of the West Hartford Rotary Club and has been awarded Rotarys Paul Harris Fellow for his Service above Self. Mr. Kor has been elected to the House of Delegates for the Connecticut Bar Association and the Board of Governors for the same. As a member of Connecticuts Anti-Defamation League, he sat on the Civil Rights Committee and served on the Hate Crimes Subcommittee in the past. As the child of Holocaust survivors, Mr. Kor is an active participant in Connecticuts Voices of Hope.
Attorney Justin Weinstein is the founder of Weinstein Legal in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Mr. Weinstein focuses his practice on personal injury protection claims, serving clients throughout the state of Florida. He handles matters involving automobile accidents, bicycle accidents, boating accidents, burn injuries, dog bites, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, slip and falls, traumatic brain injuries and truck accidents.Mr. Weinstein is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law and has been licensed to practice law in Florida since 2012. He gained legal experience in law school by serving as a judicial intern.Before founding his own practice in 2016, Mr. Weinstein spent several years practicing as an associate attorney at two Florida-based personal injury law firms. While in these roles, he continued to develop his legal skills in personal injury protection claims through activities such as conducting depositions and arguing motions. He is experienced in litigation, trial preparation and trial strategies, and has developed close relationships with medical professionals in the South Florida region. Mr. Weinstein is dedicated to fighting for the rights of individuals who have been injured or lost loved ones due to the negligence of another. He is committed to pursuing justice and works hard on behalf of his clients, providing guidance and ensuring they receive all available compensation for their injuries.Outside of the office, Mr. Weinstein enjoys participating in community organizations and activities. He co-founded the organization Connect for a Cause, a group comprised of professionals committed to giving back to charitable causes and organizations.
330 N. Andrews Ave, Suite 101,, Fort Lauderdale FL 33301
Attorney Scott Haas is the founder of Scott A. Haas, P.A. in Tampa, Florida. Mr. Haas practices in the areas of commercial litigation, construction law, debt collection and real estate litigation, serving clients throughout the state of Florida.Mr. Haas has more than 20 years of experience representing both creditors and debtors in complex matters. His clients have also included businesses and contractors on a regional and national basis. He is committed to providing dedicated representation to his clients and protecting their legal rights.Outside of his practice, Mr. Haas enjoys staying involved in his community. He is a founder of the organization Speaking in Group Settings and is involved with the Ybor City Chamber of Commerce. He is an active member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association and The Florida Bar, and is a former member of the Sarasota County Bar Association. He has lectured on various legal topics at conferences throughout Florida.Mr. Haas earned a bachelors degree from the University of South Florida and received his law degree from the University of Miami School of Law, graduating magna cum laude. He obtained his license to practice law in 1998, is qualified to practice before all Florida state courts and is also eligible to appear before all Florida federal courts.Following law school, Mr. Haas practiced in the dispute resolution and litigation department at a law firm in Sarasota, Florida. He went on to practice commercial, construction and real estate law at another firm and established his own practice in 2006.
Jeffrey M. Goldberg
The founder of the Goldberg & Schulkin Law Offices, P.C. Jeffrey M. Goldberg is a passionate advocate for his clients in Chicago, Illinois, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mr. Goldbergs law practice is entirely devoted to litigation with a special emphasis on medical malpractice. The majority of his cases, about 90 percent, involve birth injuries. A licensed pilot since 1985, Mr. Goldberg also devotes a portion of his practice to aviation accidents.Licensed to practice law since 1974, Mr. Goldberg graduated with a Juris Doctor from The John Marshall Law School. Following law school, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Francis Lorenz with the Illinois Appellate Court and served at The John Marshall Law School as an instructor. In addition to his admission to practice law in both Illinois and Wisconsin, Mr. Goldberg is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and before the Supreme Court of the United States.Recognized for his ethics and legal skill, Mr. Goldberg has earned an AV Preeminent rating from his peers through Martindale-Hubbell. In 2012, the Public Justice Foundation named him a Champion of Justice.Mr. Goldberg is the author of numerous published works in legal journals and other media, including a work entitled Electronic Fetal Monitoring: What is it really telling us? published for the American Association for Justice, as well as entries in multiple editions of the Medical Malpractice Handbook. In order to keep abreast of the occurrences in his practice, Mr. Goldberg is a member of the American Association for Justice, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the Public Justice Foundation, the Center for Disability and Elder Law, and numerous other organizations.AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc. used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.
Walter J. Leger, Jr.
Attorney Walter J. Leger, Jr. is a senior partner with the Leger & Shaw law firm in New Orleans, Louisiana. Nationally recognized as one of the leading trial advocates in the state as well as the country, Mr. Leger focuses his practice primarily on plaintiff class actions and mass torts, transportation and maritime liability cases, and other plaintiff personal injury claims.Over the course of his more than 43 years of practicing law, Mr. Leger has achieved an impressive list of credentials. He is currently the president of the New Orleans Bar Foundation and past president of the New Orleans Bar Association. He accepted an appointment from Louisianas governor to serve on the Louisiana Recovery Authority after Hurricane Katrina, where he ultimately served as vice chairman following his reappointment. He has also served several other appointments, including chairman of the Louisiana Land Trust, as well as a member of the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority.Drawing upon his extensive legal experience and knowledge, Mr. Leger has testified before various Senate and House committees, and he has appeared on numerous television and radio news programs, offering in-depth legal commentary on a variety of subjects. He has also conducted lectures and seminars at Harvard Law School and other prestigious law schools, and he has earned many awards and honors from his peers.Of note, the Louisiana Bar Journal named him a Louisiana Legal Legend in 2018, and the Louisiana State Bar Association bestowed him with the Citizen Lawyer award that same year. In addition, New Orleans CityBusiness magazine has included him in its list of Leadership in Law members for several years and inducted him into its Leadership in Law Hall of Fame.Mr. Leger has also received the Presidents Award from the New Orleans Bar Association, the Louisiana Association for Justice and the Federal Bar Association.Along with maintaining a successful legal practice, Mr. Leger is highly active in his local area, and he has received numerous awards for his selfless service to his community. A two-time cancer survivor, he serves on the Louisiana Cancer Research Centers board of trustees, and he has served on the board of a number of other cancer research and treatment organizations, as well as local colleges and legal associations.Mr. Leger obtained his Juris Doctor from Tulane Law School in 1976, where he was a member of the Tulane Moot Court Competition and served as managing editor of the schools law journal. He is admitted to practice before all U.S. District Courts in the state as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th and 11th Circuits and the U.S. Supreme Court. Last but not least, he also holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell.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.
David T. Lawson
David T. Lawsons practice focuses on advocating for the rights of injured persons and their families. David obtained his law degree from the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 2007. A native of Raceland, Louisiana, David relocated to the New Orleans area in 2006 and has since made it his home. Davids practice affords him the privilege of working closely with clients all throughout the State of Louisiana and the opportunity to advocate in many different venues. As a trial attorney, David is devoted to standing up for his clients throughout the entirety of their cases.
Attorney Nicolas Bagley is the founder of The Bagley Firm, P.C. in the Bronx in New York, New York. Mr. Bagley focuses his practice on civil rights violations, medical malpractice and personal injury, serving clients throughout New York.Mr. Bagley holds a bachelors degree from New York University and received his law degree from Brooklyn Law School. He has been licensed to practice law since 2008 and is admitted in all New York state courts and before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern District of New York.Following law school, Mr. Bagley practiced medical malpractice defense for a private insurance firm. He founded his solo practice in 2012. Over the course of his career, he has recovered substantial settlements and verdicts for his clients, resulting in a lifetime inclusion in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.Mr. Bagley has achieved additional recognition from The National Trial Lawyers. The prominent organization named him a Top 40 Under 40trial attorney and one of the Top 100 Trial Attorneys.”,Active in the legal community, Mr. Bagley maintains membership in organizations, including the Bronx County Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice. He serves on the Association of the Bar of the City of New Yorks Tort Litigation Committee and sits on the board of directors for the Bronx County Bar Association. Mr. Bagley also devotes a portion of his time to charitable causes. He volunteers with the Wounded Warrior Project and other veteran organizations.
Richard P. Abraham
Richard P. Abraham, of MESSA & ASSOCIATES, PC, is an accomplished attorney with more than four decades of experience representing clients with medical malpractice and other cases involving serious and permanent injuries. Over the years, Mr. Abraham has won numerous multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for clients in both Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding area, including Delaware, Chester, Bucks, Lehigh, Northampton and Montgomery counties.While attending Temple University Beasley School of Law, Mr. Abraham served on the staff of the law review and graduated with honors for excellence in writing. After graduating, he served as a clerk for a Pennsylvania judge and was later a founding partner of the firm Abraham, Pressman & Tietz, which was later known as Abraham, Bauer & Spalding, PC. He joined MESSA & ASSOCIATES, PC, in 2018.Over the course of his career, Mr. Abraham has been involved with a number of notable cases. He won a $5.5 million-dollar settlement for a young girl who was permanently paralyzed after doctors at two hospitals failed to diagnose her spinal tumor, and he has effectively handled numerous other multi-million dollar cases involving medical negligence and birth injuries.In recognition of the quality of his work, Mr. Abraham has received an AV Preeminent rating from the peer review service Martindale-Hubbell.Mr. Abraham is currently admitted to practice in Pennsylvania state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is active in the American Association for Justice, where he is a member of groups dedicated to birth injury litigation, nursing home litigation and professional negligence.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.
Experienced attorney Jean-Simon Serrano is an associate attorney at the highly respected Riverside law firm Heiting & Irwin, a PLC. After joining the law firm, Mr. Serrano immediately focused his efforts on providing representation to those living in Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange County and surrounding Southern California who have suffered personal injuries or losses at the hands of other individuals or businesses negligence. He regularly represents clients who face both physical and financial struggles in the aftermaths of the following:,• Automobile accidents,• Truck accidents,• Motorcycle accidents,• Catastrophic injuries,• Wrongful death,Mr. Serrano, a native of British Columbia, moved to California prior to attending college. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science from California State University Dominguez Hills. After graduation, he continued his education at University of La Verne College of Law, where he earned his law degree in 2006. The State Bar of California granted him admission that same year, and he has gone on to build a reputation as a consummate legal professional.In the nearly 10 years that have passed since attorney Serrano began his career, he has distinguished himself by repeatedly demonstrating his legal abilities and extensive knowledge of his practice areas. He has written a number of articles related to personal injury law and has spoken in front of his peers on the topic of legal malpractice.Mr. Serrano is a highly valued member of the legal community. He Past President of the Riverside County Bar Association (2016-2017) and is a board member of the Consumer Attorneys of the Inland Empire. He is a member of the Leo A. Deegan American Inn of Court.
Stephen R.H. Lewis
Stephen R.H. Lewis is an attorney at Covington Patrick Hagins Stern & Lewis, LLC, located in Greenville, South Carolina. Focusing his practice primarily on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, he provides representation to people throughout the state who have been harmed due to the negligence of other parties. In addition, Mr. Lewis assists business and individual policyholders whose claims have been denied in bad faith by their insurance companies. Admitted to practice in South Carolina, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.The types of cases that Mr. Lewis has handled in his personal injury practice have arisen out of automobile collisions, medical malpractice, premises liability and nursing home negligence. During his career, he has been able to obtain many sizable jury awards and negotiated settlements on behalf of his clients, and this has led to his membership in both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. His successful track record has led to other recognition from his colleagues as well. The recipient of an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell, Mr. Lewis has been named to the American Trial Lawyers Top 100, has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America each year since 2008, and the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) since 2009. In addition, he has been listed as one of South Carolinas Top 100 Lawyers by the American Society of Legal Advocates.A graduate of the University of South Carolina, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1986, Mr. Lewis obtained his legal education at the University of South Carolina School of Law and received his Juris Doctor in 1989. He has delivered presentations on topics related to his practice area to the South Carolina Association for Justice and other professional groups.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.
Gary B. Mims
Known for consistent courtroom success, Gary Mims has practiced law since 1980 and over the past 35 years, has developed a special interest and significant expertise in medical malpractice and catastrophic injury cases. He was a defense litigator for 20 years, defending a heavy schedule of trials involving automobile, trucking, train and other transportation accidents and a wide variety of personal injury and medical malpractice cases. A plaintiffs attorney since 1999, he has successfully represented clients in complicated medical cases involving failure to diagnose cancer, defective joint prostheses, anesthesia-related injuries and weight-loss drugs. Gary has also successfully represented clients suffering injury and death by a massive train wreck, defective golf course design, and a defective storm retention pond, among others. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 1974. While attending the George Mason School of Law, he worked full-time for the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives. He served as counsel to the U. S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics on several major investigations and then went into private practice. Since 2007 he has partnered with Charles Sickels and Steve Frei in one of the most experienced personal injury firms in Northern Virginia. Gary has, and has had since 1984, an AV Peer Review Rating by Martindale Hubbell and is included in ,The Best Lawyers in America ,and Washington, DCs and Virginias ,Top Lawyers.Washingtonian Magazine, has honored him since 2007 as among the top one percent of personal injury attorneys in the region and Northern Virginia Magazine named him to the roster of Legal Lions. He is a member of the Fairfax and American Bar Associations; the Virginia State Bar; the D.C. Bar; the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice.