But more important to me than any of these accolades are the hundreds of reviews and testimonials I’ve received from my clients. In fact, a big part of every Sunday was dedicated to food preparation, and we would prepare an entire week’s worth of meals and snacks, which we then carried on our backs. Your lawyer will gather all of the documents and information relevant to your claim. Even if they decline to come to the scene, there will be a record of your call, which will ultimately strengthen your claim.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.
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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
- Mark R. Gilling
- Andrew E. Wallace
- Louis A. Annecchino
- David H. Gold
- David Thompson
- Bruce A. Elmore, Jr.
- Michael L. Eisner
- Michael D. Padilla
- Gary D. Baughman
- Tiffany N. Joudi
- Jan Dils
- Kaivon Yazdani
Mark R. Gilling
Mark R. Gilling is the managing attorney at Gilling Legal Group PLLC in Phoenix, AZ, where he concentrates his practice on serious personal injury litigation. He earned his B.A. from Alma College in 1989, and his J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law in 1992. With more than 20 years of superior litigation experience, Mr. Gilling handles complex cases involving death or catastrophic injury resulting from auto or trucking accidents, rollovers, tire defects, product defects, and workplace accidents, where plaintiffs often have a significant life care claim. His recoveries for clients have included numerous multimillion-dollar awards. He is admitted to practice law in both Arizona and Michigan and is also a certified Major League Baseball agent who has represented many professional baseball players.
Andrew E. Wallace
Providing personable legal services to people living throughout the states of Massachusetts and Connecticut, Andrew E. Wallace is an attorney at the law firm of Jacobs and Wallace PLLC. Focusing his practice on personal injury and workers compensation, Mr. Wallace generally handles cases involving issues such as auto collisions, pedestrian and bicycle accidents, injuries resulting from slips and falls, wrongful death, and workplace accidents.In 2008, Mr. Wallace graduated from New England Law, earning a Juris Doctor. Before that, he attended Providence College, where he received a Bachelor of Science in business management in 2005.Taking a practical approach to the cases he handles, Mr. Wallace is committed to helping those who have suffered injuries due to the negligent actions of other people or businesses to recover the compensation they deserve. Empathetic to the challenges his clients may be facing after a motor vehicle, work-related or other such accident, he provides compassionate assistance while still offering the honest guidance they need. Drawing on the experience he gained while managing the workers compensation departments for one of the largest personal injury law firms in Connecticut, Mr. Wallace guides his clients through the legal process, aggressively advocating on their behalf. He has an Avvo Superbrating and has been named in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40.Admitted to practice law in the states of Massachusetts and Connecticut, as well as before the Supreme Court of the United States, Mr. Wallace is active in the legal community. He is a member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice.
Louis A. Annecchino
A partner at the firm of Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C. Louis A. Annecchinos practice is devoted to the representation of individuals and families in personal injury matters. Those who have been injured at the hands of another come to Mr. Annecchino because of his successful record in cases of workers compensation, wrongful death, construction accidents, premises liability, motor vehicle and trucking accidents, professional malpractice, product liability claims, animal bites, and other matters of personal injury. Mr. Annecchino is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, New York and Connecticut and before the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. After earning a Bachelor of Arts with a major in economics from Bucknell University, he then went on to earn a Juris Doctor in 1993 at the New England School of Law. Attorney Annecchino has over 25 years of legal experience. He began his career as a litigator in Manhattan before returning to his home state of Connecticut, and has gained experience in a wide variety of complex personal injury cases throughout the state.Mr. Annecchino is frequently selected by other counsel to serve as an arbitrator or mediator to resolve disputes. He was selected to serve on the Executive Board of the New Haven County Bar Association, and he is a member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association.
David H. Gold
A founding partner at Gold & Gold, P.A. David H. Gold focuses his practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. From the firms office in Boca Raton, Florida, he provides representation to clients throughout Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties who have been harmed by the negligence of other people or entities. Admitted to practice in both Florida and Pennsylvania, Mr. Gold also practices before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.Mr. Gold has tried more than 200 cases to verdict during his distinguished career, and he has been able to obtain many sizable jury awards as well as negotiated settlements on behalf of his plaintiff clients. The types of cases that he has handled have included medical malpractice, premises liability, defective products, nursing home negligence, and truck and other motor vehicle accidents. His fellow attorneys have taken note of Mr. Golds successes both in and out of the courtroom, and they have awarded him an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. In addition, his name has been added to the Florida Trend magazines annual Legal Elite list, and he has also been selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America.Even though he has several decades of experience, Mr. Gold constantly strives to stay abreast of current developments in his practice area through his participation in professional organizations such as the Florida Justice Association, the American Board of Trial Advocates and the American Association for Justice. The recipient of a Bachelor of Arts from Swarthmore College, he obtained his legal education at the University of Miami School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor cum laude in 1978.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.
Attorney David Thompson is an associate at Coker Law in Jacksonville, Florida. Serving the rights and entitlements of innocent accident victims and their families throughout the greater Jacksonville metro region and surrounding areas, Mr. Thompson devotes his practice solely to plaintiff personal injury and wrongful death claims arising from truck and automobile accidents, dangerous property conditions, and other acts of negligence or wrongdoing.Early in his legal career, Mr. Thompson served with the state attorneys office, where he prosecuted thousands of criminal cases and successfully handled more than 60 jury trials. Following that, he worked as an insurance defense attorney for one of the nations largest insurance defense firms. There he gained invaluable insight into the tactics insurance providers use to reduce or deny claims, which makes him all the more effective when it comes to helping his plaintiff clients obtain the full amount of compensation they deserve.A 2005 graduate of the University of North Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice, Mr. Thompson attended Florida Coastal School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 2008. He also earned his masters in criminal justice from the University of North Florida in 2010.While pursuing his undergraduate degree at the University of North Florida, Mr. Thompson served as president of the Student Criminal Justice Association. During his time in law school, he was also a member of the Florida Coastal School of Law Mock Trial Team as well as the Student Bar Association, and he also served as an Honor Court judge.Since entering private practice, Mr. Thompson has maintained active involvement with several local, state and national legal organizations. He currently sits on The Florida Bars Criminal Procedure Rules Committee, serving as subcommittee II chair and parliamentarian. He is also a member of the American Association for Justice, the Florida Justice Association, Jacksonville Justice Association, and the Jacksonville Bar Association.
Bruce A. Elmore, Jr.
Attorney Bruce A. Elmore Jr. is the founding attorney of the Asheville, North Carolina, firm, The Elmore Law Firm, P.A. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Mr. Elmore has been practicing law for more than 36 years. His firm focuses on cases involving catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death from automobile and tractor-trailer accidents as well as medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, railroad accidents and premises liability. An avid motorcycle rider Mr. Elmores practice also involves motorcycle accidents. Mr. Elmore represents clients throughout North Carolina.Mr. Elmore is a participant in pro bono legal work and is actively involved as a cooperating attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union . He is a member of the North Carolina State Bar, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the Buncombe County Bar Association, American Association for Justice and the North Carolina Advocates for Justice.Mr. Elmore has been a speaker at seminars involving medical malpractice, personal injury and civil rights. He has received the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent peer review rating. AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties, Inc, used in 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 peer review ratings fall into two categories: legal abilities and general ethical standards.
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Michael L. Eisner
Attorney Michael L. Eisner has been seeking fair compensation for injured people since 1996. He is very proud of the difference he makes for many victims of others neglect. He is committed to providing the highest level of service to his clients and giving straightforward, honest legal advice.Mr. Eisner has been lead counsel in several trials throughout the state of Ohio. His practice includes representing people who have been injured or killed as a result of motor vehicle crashes, animal attacks, dangerous workplaces, and hazardous conditions on others property. He is very proud of his hard work and success in securing compensation for his clients. In 2009, he won the largest reported automobile accident injury verdict in Franklin County for that year. Throughout his career, Mr. Eisner has secured life-changing settlements for many clients. For example, he helped clients secure settlements of $5.5 million, $1.75 million, and $1.4 million.Mr. Eisner practices at the Ohio law firm of Elk & Elk Co. Ltd. located in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. He received his undergraduate degree from Hobart College, and his law degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, where he graduated ,summa cum laude,, and served as Executive Editor of the law review.
Michael D. Padilla
A founding partner of Padilla Law Group, LLP Attorneys at Law, located in Encinitas, California, Michael D. Padilla provides representation to clients throughout San Diego, Imperial and Riverside counties. He focuses his practice on plaintiffs personal injury litigation, with representative matters including motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, premises liability, defective medical products and wrongful death.Mr. Padilla received a Bachelor of Arts from San Diego State University in 1972. He then went on to attend the University of San Diego School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1975. After graduation, Mr. Padilla spent nine years in the civil litigation department of a well-known San Diego law firm. He was then a partner at another area firm where he handled plaintiffs personal injury cases until co-founding his present firm in 1999. Mr. Padilla is admitted to practice before all California state courts.During his career, Mr. Padilla has obtained several significant settlements and jury awards for his clients. One notable example was a jury award in excess of $63 million in a medical malpractice case where a doctors failure to order a CT scan resulted in brain damage. Another was a $3.7 million settlement for a worker injured in an explosion, where the highest pre-trial settlement offer had been $250,000. His successful track record and high degree of ethics have earned him the respect of his fellow professionals, as evidenced by his receipt of an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a Superb peer review rating through Avvo.Mr. Padilla is actively involved in his community. He has served as an adviser to the 22nd District Agricultural Association, which is the sponsor of the annual San Diego County Fair, and he has been a member of the California State University San Marcos University council.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 D. Baughman
For more than 35 years, Gary D. Baughman has been helping victims of personal injury secure compensation. He founded the Law Offices of Gary D. Baughman with one purpose: to see to it that negligent parties are held accountable for the physical, emotional and financial damages they have caused. Based in Redlands, California, he takes cases in Banning, Colton, Calimesa, Beaumont, Fontana, Grand Terrace, Loma Linda, Highlands, Rialto, Yucaipa and Upland.Born and raised in the area, Mr. Baughman understands the challenges clients here face when they have suffered an incident such as a motor vehicle accident, near-drowning, brain injury or another catastrophic injury. In his decades as an attorney, he successfully has represented people who have suffered neck and back injuries, whiplash, broken bones, amputations, permanent scarring, disfigurement, burns, and spinal cord injuries. Additionally, he also handles wrongful death and assault cases.Mr. Baughman is an advocate of the little guywhen facing insurance companies or large corporations. He believes that everyone deserves quality representation and strives to secure maximum awards in every case he takes. An important element of any case is the fact that there are real people involved. Mr. Baughman gives clients personal, undivided attention. He customizes the solutions he develops to match each persons needs and concerns.To enhance his practice, Mr. Baughman is a member of groups such as the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles. This opens him to a network of professionals and resources that are instrumental to his work.Mr. Baughman holds an undergraduate degree from the University of California, Riverside, and a Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law.
Tiffany N. Joudi
Tiffany N. Joudi is an attorney with the Scherr Legate PLLC law firm in El Paso, Texas. A top-rated trial advocate with more than 11 years of legal experience, Ms. Joudi focuses her practice primarily on plaintiff personal injury law. She also handles complex employment law issues, such as workplace discrimination and harassment and other serious grievances, for clients throughout Texas, Arizona and New Mexico.A native of the area, Ms. Joudi has a genuine concern for the legal issues that affect the residents of her community. As such, she strives to provide the highest level of representation and support to those who suffered an injury or loss as the result of someone elses negligence as well as for those who experienced a serious violation of their rights as workers on the job. From her efforts, she has secured numerous settlements and awards for her plaintiff injury clients along with much-needed restitution for aggrieved employees.Recognized for her exemplary professionalism and exceptional legal abilities, Ms. Joudi received a Top 40 under 40 designation from The National Trial Lawyers as well as many other accolades from her peers. She has also earned many positive reviews and referrals from those she has served who appreciate the compassionate, personalized counsel she provides while aggressively pursuing the most favorable outcomes possible on their behalves.A 2005 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Ms. Joudi attended South Texas College of Law, where she studied in Florida as well as abroad in London as part of the colleges international programs. She also completed an internship with the Honorable Lynn N. Hughes of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.Ms. Joudi obtained her Juris Doctor in 2008 and she worked at a prominent area law firm, where she gained invaluable experience with jury trials and arbitrations. Active in her legal community, she is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Young Lawyers Association and the American Bar Association, among her other professional affiliations.
The founder of Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, L.C. Jan Dils has spent more than two decades providing caring and professional service to her disability law and personal injury clients. Since opening the firm in 1994, Ms. Dils has concentrated on helping West Virginia residents with the long and sometimes difficult process of obtaining disability benefits through the U.S. Social Security Administration and veterans benefits through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. She also helps individuals throughout the state who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties and who are seeking compensation for their losses.After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Marietta College in 1990 and a Master of Business Administration from West Virginia University in 1991, Ms. Dils attended the University of Virginia School of Law and was awarded her Juris Doctor in 1994. She became interested in disability benefits law while in law school, and she now helps her clients through an often frustrating bureaucratic maze of medical records, administrative documents and claims forms. Admitted to practice before all West Virginia state courts, Ms. Dils is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of West Virginia.During her distinguished legal career, Ms. Dils has been recognized for her achievements by a variety of groups and organizations. The quality of her legal advice garnered her a Readers Choice award from the Parkersburg News and Sentinel, and she has been selected for inclusion in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100. Her track record and high degree of ethics has resulted in her receipt of a Superb peer review rating through Avvo. Ms. Dils is active in a variety of professional organizations, including the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys and the American Association for Justice.
Attorney Yazdani began his legal career as a prosecutor in Broward County, Florida. As an Assistant State Attorney in one of the most populous and transient counties in the United States, Attorney Yazdani prosecuted thousands of cases. During that time, he was trained by highly skilled attorneys, and often competed against nationally recognized trial lawyers. As a result, his transition from a prosecutor to a personal injury attorney was seamless.Having tried over 40 jury trials, Attorney Yazdani possesses a unique skillset. His ability to effectively negotiate settlements without fearing the courtroom provides his clients with the legal representation they deserve. When analyzing a case, Attorney Yazdani thinks outside the box and personalizes each one of his clients to get favorable results. He uses his personality to empathize with his clients, and uses his experience with the law to help them.
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