Would you know what to do in an emergency situation? Don’t argue about the cause of the accident. The first option is some kind of no-fault coverage such as personal injury protection (PIP) or medical payments coverage (MedPay). We treat every client the way we would want to be treated. This is a classic case of an “eggshell plaintiff.” An eggshell plaintiff is a person who, for whatever reason, is more fragile and more susceptible to injury from an impact that might not injure a stronger or healthier person.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.
Illnesses and diseases that develop because of constant strain on the worker are covered by the workers’ comp. Diseases related to work as well as psychological or physical illnesses resulting due to long-term exposure to stress and strain are all covered by the workers’ comp. However, in such instances, there is a difficulty in attempting to prove whether the illness is work-related or not. Different states have different rules for such situations. For more information, you are required to check out the employees’ rights booklet provided by your employer that lists down the injuries and illnesses that are covered by workers’ compensation.
The AOE/COE requirements appear simple enough. However, many events that occur in the workplace can be of a dubious nature. Here we list down some common occurrences that may allow you to avail the benefits provided by the workers’ comp.
If, however, fooling around or breaking rules in the workplace is excused by the employer, or is a commonly accepted behavior in the workplace, the courts consider injuries sustained during such times as work-related injuries and workers’ compensation benefits can be availed.
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
- Jonathan T. Gilbert
- Jason J. Guari
- Michael Brevda
- Timothy Shay
- Gregory L. Laker
- William "Bud"" Reynolds"
- Deneen LaMonica
- Brian S. Chacker
- Elizabeth A. Bailey
- Matthew E. Hoover
- Matthew Nezhad
- John A. O'Leary
Jonathan T. Gilbert
Jonathan T. Gilbert is an associate attorney at Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter in Orlando, Florida. Mr. Gilbert practices personal injury law and represents clients throughout the state of Florida. He has experience with matters involving motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, premises liability, products liability, trucking accidents and other catastrophes caused by negligence.Securing multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for injury victims, Mr. Gilbert is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The National Trial Lawyers recognized his accomplishments as well, listing him among the Top 40 Under 40in the state of Florida multiple years in a row.Actively involved in his legal community, Mr. Gilbert is chairperson of the Florida Justice Associations Young Lawyers Section. He is also an active member of the Orange County Bar Association and the Central Florida Trial Lawyers Association. He is the author of articles appearing in the Florida Bar News & Journal and the Florida Justice Association Journal.Born and raised in Orlando, Mr. Gilbert graduated magna cum laude from the University of Florida with a bachelors degree in political science. He earned his law degree from Stetson University College of Law, graduating cum laude. In recognition of his pro bono service, he received the William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award upon completing law school.Mr. Gilbert holds a license to practice law in all Florida state courts. He is also qualified before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.
Jason J. Guari
Attorney Jason J. Guari is a founding partner with Murray Guari Trial Attorneys PL located in West Palm Beach, Florida. Serving individuals and families throughout Palm Beach County and the surrounding areas of South Florida, Mr. Guari devotes his practice exclusively to personal injury law and helping his clients recover the maximum amount possible for the damages and losses they incurred as the result of someone elses negligent, careless or unlawful actions.Early in his legal career, Mr. Guari worked for a prominent area law firm, where he defended insurance companies and other vested parties against personal liability claims. Armed with that experience, he has invaluable insight into the tactics insurance providers use to reduce or deny benefits, and he uses that knowledge to build the strongest cases possible for his plaintiff clients.A veteran of dozens of court cases, Mr. Guari has achieved notable success helping his clients secure the finances they need to support themselves and their families in the wake of a debilitating injury or devastating loss, recovering millions of dollars in settlements and awards to date.His unflagging devotion to those he serves coupled with his exceptional legal abilities has earned Mr. Guari the respect of his clients and peers alike. He holds a perfect 10 out of 10 rating from Avvo as well as inclusion in Martindale-Hubbells prestigious Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.Highly active in his legal community, Mr. Guari is a member of numerous local, state and national bar associations, and he serves on the board of several civic and charitable organizations in his local community. He also conducts lectures and seminars across the country on a variety of legal topics related to personal injury advocacy, insurance coverage litigation and other related subjects.A 1991 graduate of Monmouth University, Mr. Guari obtained his Juris Doctor from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School in 1995. He received his license to practice from The Florida Bar in 1996, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida.
1525 N Flagler Drive, Suite 100,, West Palm Beach FL 33401
Michael Brevda is nationally recognized as an attorney specializing in nursing home negligence cases. Mr. Brevda is the Managing Partner of Senior Justice Law Firm. Senior Justice Law Firm represents victims of elder abuse, nursing home neglect and assisted living negligence across the United States.The types of cases that Mr. Brevda has handled have largely arisen out of incidents involving nursing home abuse, assisted living facility neglect, medical malpractice, and serious personal injury. Common injuries include bed sores, falls, broken bones, weight loss and wrongful death. He has been able to obtain millions of dollars in compensation for his clients, both as a result of jury awards and negotiated settlements, and he has accordingly been made a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an invitation-only organization limited to attorneys who have won seven-figure settlements or verdicts. Mr. Brevda has earned a great deal of other recognition from his colleagues as well. A recipient of both an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 Superb peer review rating through Avvo, he has also been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 every year since 2014, and Trend magazine has named him to its annual Legal Elite Up & Comers list on several occasions. He is also recognized as one of the top nursing home abuse attorneys by Trial Lawyer magazine.Mr. Brevda is frequently asked to deliver presentations on nursing home abuse and other topics related to his practice area, and he had several articles published as well. His professional affiliations include the American Association for Justice, the Trial Lawyers Section of The Florida Bar and the Florida Justice Association. Mr. Brevda obtained his legal education at the University of Florida Levin College of Law.Representing clients throughout the state, he focuses his practice solely on nursing home abuse, personal injury and wrongful death litigation, assisting people who have suffered economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence of other parties. Admitted to practice in both Florida and the District of Columbia, Mr. Brevda is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.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 Timothy Shay is the founder and owner of Shay & Associates Law Firm, which has offices in Springfield and Decatur, Illinois. A top-rated, award-winning attorney with more than 30 years of legal experience, Mr. Shay represents clients throughout Illinois who have legal needs involving any of the following:,Workers compensation,Personal injury,Medical malpractice,Product liability,Premises liability,A 1983 graduate of the University of Illinois, Mr. Shay obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri School of Law in 1986. Both the Illinois State Bar Association and The Missouri Bar admitted him to practice the following year, and he is also admitted to practice before all U.S. District Court in Illinois.Through his deep and abiding passion for the law, Mr. Shay has achieved notable success advocating on behalf of those suffering as the result of a workplace accident or from an accident caused by someone elses negligence or wrongdoing. Over the course of his career, Mr. Shay has litigated more than 50 jury trials to verdict and handled hundreds of workers compensation arbitrations as well as numerous appeals.From his efforts, he has recovered millions of dollars in total compensation for his plaintiff clients, and he has earned a reputation as one of the countrys leading trial advocates as made evident by his designation as a leading lawyer. He also holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell for his high ethical standards and exceptional legal abilities.Mr. Shays success has come from his unwavering dedication to those he serves. Known as a compassionate attorney, he works with his clients directly and offers trustworthy, straightforward advice to help them understand what to expect so that there will be no surprises.In addition, Mr. Shay conducts continuing legal education seminars as a faculty member of the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, and he lectures extensively throughout the state on legal topics related to his practice areas. He also maintains active involvement with several local, state and national legal organizations, including the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the Illinois State Bar Association and The Missouri Bar. Additionally, he is a member of the Decatur Bar Association, where he volunteers his time and services for the organizations Land of Lincoln Pro Bono Program.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.
Gregory L. Laker
Compassionate and full of experience dealing with families that are going through the hardships caused by a traumatic injury, Gregory L. Laker is a partner at Cohen & Malad, LLP. He represents those in Indiana and the rest of the midwestern United States in legal cases of personal injury, particularly those related to medical drugs and pharmaceuticals, and civil litigation for sexual abuse cases. Over the past 30-plus years, he has represented clients who have been injured by Yaz, vaginal mesh, Zofran, Levaquin, contaminated steroid injections, Skechers shoes, testosterone replacement therapy, and NaturaLyte and GranuFlo dialysis products.Mr. Laker is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana and the state of Indiana. A member of the Indianapolis Bar Association, the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, the Indiana State Bar Association and the American Association for Justice, he has been named by the Indiana Lawyer newspaper as a Distinguished Barrister and an Indiana Local Litigation Star by the Benchmark Plaintiff.Passionate about representing parents who have dealt with an injured child or a child who has died because of a personal injury, he is also a Riley Society board member at the Riley Hospital for Children. Mr. Laker has taken on pain pump manufacturers for clients who developed chondrolysis from the insertion of a pain pump after shoulder surgery. Chondrolysis is a permanent painful condition that destroys the cartilage on both sides of a joint.At Indiana University in 1981, Mr. Laker earned a Bachelor of Science in business management, and he obtained a Juris Doctor from the Indiana University School of Law in 1984. He is also a certified family law mediator.
One Indiana Square, Suite 1400,, Indianapolis IN 46204
William "Bud"" Reynolds"
ABOUT MR. REYNOLDS: ,Attorney William (Bud) H. Reynolds is the founder of The Reynolds Law Firm, LLC, in Kansas City, Missouri. Mr. Reynolds practices family law, personal injury law, and civil litigation matters throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area (both in MO and KS). Mr. Reynolds has been admitted to practice law in Missouri since 1995. He is also licensed in Kansas and before the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit. After graduating with honors from Rockhurst University with a bachelors degree in finance and economics, Mr. Reynolds earned his law degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. Over the course of his career, he has handled a wide variety of family law cases involving adoption, child support, custody, and divorce. He has also litigated complex personal injury and business litigation cases. Rated AV Preeminent by the peer review organization Martindale-Hubbell, Mr. Reynolds was named one of the best of the barby the Kansas City Business Journal multiple years in a row. He was also named one of the top 100 lawyersby the American Society of Legal Advocates in 2014.Mr. Reynolds belongs to several professional organizations, including the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, the Kansas Bar Association, The Missouri Bar, the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, the American Bar Association and the American Association for Justice. He has also served on the advisory board and the board of directors for the Child Abuse Prevention Association and the board of directors for the Rockhurst University Alumni Association.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.ABOUT THE FIRM AND OUR CORE BELIEFS: At the Reynolds Law Firm, LLC, ,WE BELIEVEthat often our clients problems need more than just a legal process to effectively address complex issues. Therefore, we ,listen, intently to our clients, we seek to ,understand, their concerns and goals, and only then can we develop a strategy to ,solve, the challenges our clients are facing in an efficient and holistic manner.WE ARE,, a collection of dedicated and passionate legal navigators that seek to understand and support our clients in a holistic manner in their legal and life journey. As a team, we are dedicated to your own personal and professional improvement so that we can do our best to help bring understanding and creativity to the challenges facing our clients. ,WE DO,this by listening to our clients concerns and asking clarifying questions to ensure we have a clear understanding of the issues they are facing. Then we work collaboratively as a team with our team (and at times with other professionals), to develop a comprehensive strategy to solve those concerns/issues in the most holistic and efficient manner possible. Then we execute that strategy and communicate with our clients to keep them informed.For our clients, our commitment to you is to:,To listenTo understand your concerns and goals,To help you understand the legal issues and legal process,To support you through this legal journey,To recommend and offer holistic options when they can provide added value to you,To be transparent,To have an open and honest relationship with you,To offer you with as options to solve your concerns, and when possible in a manner outside of the traditional legal process,To keep you informed about case,If our firms way seems of interest to you please give us a call.
4700 Belleview Avenue, Suite 404,, Kansas City MO 64112
Deneen LaMonica is an attorney at the law firm of Ziccarelli & Martello. She handles the Firms litigation docket for the Cleveland Office. Having formerly worked at one of the largest law firms in Cleveland, she brings her big firm litigation experience and training to Ziccarelli & Martellos clients. Deneen has extensive experience in personal injury, wrongful death, slip & fall accidents, premises liability, product liability, toxic tort claims, privacy actions, and commercial litigation. She also handles workers compensation appeals for the Firm. Deneen is licensed to practice in State and Federal courts in Ohio and Illinois. She is the current President-elect of the Federal Bar Association, and an active member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.
55 Public Square, Suite 1717,, Cleveland OH 44113
Brian S. Chacker
As an attorney with Gay Chacker & Mittin, P.C. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Brian S. Chacker provides high-quality counsel and representation to clients throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey who have legal needs in the following practice areas:,· Medical malpractice litigation,· Personal injury,· Premises liability,· Commercial litigation,· Real estate litigation,· Landlord-tenant disputes,· Civil rights,After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts, Mr. Chacker attended Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1999. Both the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association admitted him to practice that same year. Additionally, Mr. Chacker is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit.A dedicated professional, Mr. Chacker remains actively involved in several professional organizations, including the executive committee of the Young Lawyers Division of the Philadelphia Bar Association, the Temple American Inn of Court, the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, the Louis D. Brandeis Law Society, and the Philadelphia and Pennsylvania bar associations. He has also held classes and seminars on topics related to settlement negotiations and tort case evaluations.Devoted to helping those in his community, Mr. Chacker is also a member of the Bar Foundations Young Lawyers Division of the Andrew Hamilton Circle. This philanthropic organization, which is part of the Philadelphia Bar Association, helps provide access to legal services for the poor, the elderly, the disabled and the children who are victims of abuse and neglect.
Elizabeth A. Bailey
Attorney Elizabeth A. Bailey is an associate at The Law Firm of Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky PC, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ms. Bailey practices personal injury law throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, focusing her practice on helping victims of catastrophes caused by aerial lift accidents, construction accidents, electrical accidents, product defects and malfunctions, workplace accidents and other accidents resulting from negligence.Ms. Bailey earned a bachelors degree in biochemistry from The Pennsylvania State University and went on to graduate cum laude from Temple University Beasley School of Law. While attending undergraduate school, she was employed in a manufacturing plant and was a member of the local United Auto Workers labor union.During her time as a law student, Ms. Bailey gained practical legal experience by clerking for a private litigation firm and serving as a teaching assistant to two of her professors. She also received awards for both her written and oral work, and authored an article that was published in the Temple Journal of Science, Technology & Environmental Law.Since beginning her practice as a personal injury attorney, Ms. Bailey has developed extensive litigation experience in both state and federal court. She is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and the Supreme Court of New Jersey.Ms. Bailey is an active member of her legal community. She belongs to the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, the Pennsylvania Association for Justice and the American Association for Justice.
Matthew E. Hoover
A shareholder in the litigation department of Grim, Biehn & Thatcher, P.C. Matthew E. Hoover focuses his practice on personal injury cases related to motor vehicle accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents and wrongful death cases. He also manages cases of dram shop actions, commercial vehicle/tractor-trailer accidents, products and premises liability, slips and falls, and dog bites.At the Bucks County District Attorneys Office, Mr. Hoover gained experience in prosecutions and investigations into cases of driving under the influence and vehicular-related accidents. He was chief of Driving Under the Influence Prosecutions and the Homicide by Vehicle Division and participated in hundreds of DUI and crash prosecutions and conducted many nonjury and jury trials while he was a deputy district attorney.Mr. Hoover earned a Bachelor of Arts in 2005 from the University of Mary Washington, then obtained a Juris Doctor from The Dickinson School of Law, where he graduated summa cum laude in 2008. A member of the Bucks County Bar Association, he is admitted to practice in the state of Pennsylvania. In a recent trial verdict for an automobile accident wrongful death case, he obtained over $3 million for his client, and close to $400,000 for injuries caused by an underinsured motorist in an accident.Those who have suffered injuries may require compensation for medical expenses, lost income, insurance benefits, pain and suffering, and any other damage caused by the accident. Along with focusing on the commercial and civil litigation needs of these clients, Mr. Hoover also offers criminal defense services to those who are accused of committing a crime.
Matthew Nezhads practice is dedicated to representing injury victims and Personal injury cases. He is a life member of the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum – The Top Trial Lawyers in America, for having successfully obtained million and multi-million dollar results for his injured clients. This prestigious recognition is bestowed on only the top 1% of lawyers in the nation. He has also been selected as a Top Lawyerby his peers. A very select group of attorneys have this honor. A Top Lawyeris identified for having attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement and are selected for inclusion to this esteemed group. In 2014 and 2015, he and his firm won the coveted and prestigious Litigator Awards, back to back, for Catastrophic Injuries and Personal Injury. The Litigator Awards represent the highest honors in Trial Law, and justly stands as the nations most coveted symbol of Litigation Achievement”. The Awards are based on actual Verdict & Settlementdollar achievement. Mr. Nezhads firm is now part of an exclusive fraternity of Super-Star Lawyers who have won Million, Multi-Million cases- a feat achieved by fewer than 1% of all lawyers. Of the nearly 1.1 million lawyers considered, only a select few (about 12 Law Firms) per State, achieve distinction of being awarded each year.In 2016, Matthew Nezhad was selected as Top 100 by the National Trial Lawyers. In 2017 and 2018, Mr. Nezhad was selected as a Top 25 Mass Tort Trial Lawyer and Truck Accident Lawyer amongst other awards and accolades.Matthew continues to aggressively pursue his clients best interests not only against insurance companies but also against large corporations and major pharmaceutical companies for their defective and dangerous products along with environmental cases against some of the largest coporations in the US. He has also represented hundreds of clients against the makers of the diet drug, Fen-Phen, and continues to represent those who have been victims of life altering prescription drugs. The firm is currently involved in handling and respresenting hundreds of homeowners and victims of the Porter Ranch (Aliso Cyn) Gas Leak Catastrophe and also representing many victims of the deadliest mass shooting, in our history, the Las Vegas Route 91 mass shooting which left 58 dead and thousands injured. Matthew loves being a Personal Injury Lawyer for its challenges and because he is a natural problem solver. He is also a firm believer that in all injury cases the devil is in the detail. The ability to focus on the smallest detail, while never losing sight of the big picture, is crucial. Matthew Nezhad and firm have successfully managed to balance their detailed knowledge of personal injury law and the injuries their clients sustain with the strategic planning that helps them realize and achieve their clients goals. A distinguishing characteristic of the Nezhad Law is that the firm accepts a limited number of cases annually. Due to its success, the firm has been fortunate to receive referrals of cases over the years from past clients, other attorneys and law firms and has also been mentioned in the media for noteworthy and publicized cases. Aside, from the practice of law, Mr. Nezhad, dedicates his time to his family and spends time on certain projects that are very near and dear to him, namely, the Corazon De Vida Orphanages and other organizations assisting children in need. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, playing tennis, basketball and bike riding.
15233 Ventura Boulevard, Penthouse 10,, Sherman Oaks CA 91403
John A. O'Leary
Attorney John A. OLeary is the founder of OLeary Associates, P.A. in Columbia, South Carolina. Mr. OLeary practices criminal law at the state and federal levels, handling matters involving drug violations, DUI and other misdemeanors and felonies. He serves clients in Columbia, Chapin, Irmo, Orangeburg and Sumter.Mr. OLeary has been a licensed attorney since 1974 and has more than 40 years of legal experience. He is admitted to practice in South Carolina, Florida and Michigan.In addition to running his practice, Mr. OLeary has trained federal law enforcement on high-speed chases and served as an adviser to police and public safety departments throughout the country. He has received appointments to committees for Crime Delinquency and Juvenile Justice, the South Carolina National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the South Carolina Jail Commission. He regularly testifies as an expert witness and gives presentations on DUI and law enforcement topics.Over the course of his career, Mr. OLeary has always been an active member of his legal community. He is a member of the South Carolina Bar, The Florida Bar and the State Bar of Michigan. He is a lifetime member and former chairman of the legal officers section of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and previously served as president of the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training.Mr. OLeary received a bachelors degree in history from The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, and attended Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois, for graduate school. He received his law degree from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.