You will learn about a variety of options available to make sure you get all of the medical treatment you need and that your bills get paid. Once you have completed the treatment phase, you are ready to move the case forward. In summary, several compelling reasons exist to get prompt medical evaluation and treatment following an accident: I tell my clients that their job is to recover from their injuries and get their lives back to normal, and my job is everything else.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.
In the case of a pre-existing condition that is worsened due to your work, you can get workers’ comp benefits as it is also deemed a work-related injury.
In most cases, if you sustain an injury or develop an illness while doing something for your employer, then you can get the benefits provided under workers’ compensation. It is a given that you must meet other eligibility requirements that depend on your state laws.
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.
Recent legal blog posts
The burden was on Peter and me, his lawyer, to prove that the injuries were related to the accident and to make the insurance company pay. When you hire a lawyer, one of the first things he should do is figure out what is your most immediate concern. She called her doctor, who advised her to come in for her next regularly scheduled appointment in a week. This is important because if the insurance company doesn’t perceive the risk to it, it will never make you a fair offer.Read More
You should look to the other driver's insurance company to also pay for all storage charges from the day of the wreck to the time the insurance company authorizes release of your car for repairs. You do not need to leave your car in storage for five weeks at the storage yard and expect the insurance company to pay for these charges. Think long and hard before you decide on this option. These choices of proof are: 1. Femoral Nerve Stretch: This test is used to detect disk problems in the lower back - mainly between the third and fourth lumbar verterbrae.Read More
Assuming you do not have an attorney and your case settles, the insurance company will send you one check and you agree to pay for all medical bills. It is a much more difficult challenge to demonstrate why someone should be awarded money damages when their neck is injured in a car wreck - no broken bones, no bulging or herniated disk. If negotiations fail and the parties are not successful in mediating the claim, then you have essentially two options: 1.Read More