Workplace injuries are extremely common, so, first of all, don’t feel you’re “odd” or a “special case.” Employers know that workplace injuries are a business risk. That’s why most employers carry workers’ compensation insurance. Workers’ compensation insurance works pretty much the same way as other insurance policies. The employer, whether it’s a big corporation or[…]
1. Lawyers know the law This sounds obvious, but what are the implications of this statement? Personal Injury Law, like all other areas of law, is complex. Courts and legislatures have wrestled with personal injury law and its manifold applications and meanings for centuries. It is nothing new and has gained notoriety in the past[…]
One of the main purposes of the law is to compensate persons for a wrong another person or entity has perpetrated upon them which results in a loss of some sort. For instance, if you’re a buyer and a seller agrees to sell you a specific number of goods at a specific price and that[…]
It’s not a good idea to talk to anyone about your case. Sure, there are people with whom you may safely discuss your case, for instance, your spouse, but the better rule is: never discuss your case with anyone, except your lawyer and his staff. This applies to workers’ compensation cases as well as to[…]
If my case is compensable, why do I need a lawyer? Achieving compensability for your cases is only half the battle. Take good note: insurance accompanies do not have your interests at heart. Period. Insurance companies are corporations, usually public, and their allegiance lies exclusively with the stock price of their company. Look at it this[…]
It’s crucial our auto or workers’ compensation clients see and are treated by the correct medical provider, given his or her particular condition. Many of my clients, before they see us, are satisfied with their family doctor, when she may not be the optimal medical provider for the case. Doctors are often not unbiased and[…]
Obtaining timely and proper medical treatment is the cornerstone of a well-managed personal injury case and one of the most important reason clients seek my counsel. Without medical attention, clients not only jeopardize their physical well-being but the value of their case as well.
A common challenge that I face when representing injured clients occurs when the client fails to make her doctors’ appointments. Any medical provider, doctor or therapist worth her salt will schedule several appointments or follow-up sessions or examinations and so forth until the client has reached maximum medical improvement.
One of the legal requirements or “elements” of a workers’ compensation case is “notice”. That is, Your employer has a right to be notified of your accident. New clients tell me all the time: “Well, I didn’t actually tell my supervisor about the accident, but he knows.” After a bit more inquiry, it turns out[…]
Clients often ask me if I think their case will go to trial. Some clients are spoiling for a fight, while others are seriously afraid of the prospect. The fact is that ninety percent of my cases settle before trial or hearing. This percentage has remained steady during my entire twenty-year tenure as a personal[…]