Light. I sustained a broken arm which required surgery. All bills are going through workmans comp. the car insurance is wanting me to sign release of information which includes all workman comp wages ,hours of work ,settlements ,etc. do I sign this release?
DO NOT SIGN ANYTHING until you get an attorney. The releases will give them unlimited access to every record, medical, work or otherwise under the sun. If you got into an accident while driving for work, then you may have a work comp claim against your employer and a "third-party" claim against the...Read more »
This is a complicated question. If you are asking in IL how much you will be considered disabled under the law there are many factors. A seasoned attorney will review all your medical records, educational background, job, age and numerous other factors to try to negotiate a fair settlement for you...Read more »
It is extremely difficult to give you a straight answer because a lawyer needs to review all your medical records, bills, wage, doctors at issue, whether your employer sent you to a fair "IME" which is really a Section 12 DEFENSE doctor exam in Illinois.
I would definitely get a lawyer. Sometimes there was no probable cause to arrest, sometimes improper warnings were given before a breath test was given or refused, sometimes evidence is destroyed, sometimes breath test machine has been improperly maintained, sometimes the officer did not perform...Read more »
It is difficult to figure out what exactly you are asking in this question. If you are asking if an IL health plan has to cover your partner, I believe the answer is yes as of June 2011. Look at this pdf from the IL Dep. of Insurance which is a...Read more »
If the Judge orders it behooves you to go. It it usually always a good idea to do a mediation. Arbitration is actually a different thing. Sometimes there is "mandatory arbitration" in Illinois cases which have a certain $ amount claimed.
L was offered a settlement offer for a workmans comp injury, the attorney for the insurance comp. sent the offer to my attorney and l accepted the amount,then they sent the settlememt contract & a release & resignation form for me to sign, they want me to sign it before the settlement is approved... Read more »
Each case is different but I normally counsel clients not to sign any other release when handling comp case. However, you may be getting additional consideration for resigning I don't know. Only you and your attorney know the facts of your case and the reasoning for same. You should have a detailed...Read more »
It depends on whether you can prove the case or not but surgery is not necessary by itself to have a settlement. You never have to get ANY treatment you do not want to get. It is important to note that if you settle your case you usually close out your right to future medical though unless medical...Read more »
That is a good question. In most states a "lien" cannot be attached to a workers' compensation settlement unless the government (IE Medicare or Medicaid) has paid benefits related to this work comp injury. However, you should consult ASAP with a RI attorney who does work comp.
On the 6th. I was unable to comply because of work issues. Also, how was I to comply at 9:45am for an 8:30am case. I am now being told that the county commissioners will put out a warrent for my arrest for not attending the hearing. Is this possible? Also, the claiment in the workers comp case... Read more »
Call the attorney who sent the subpoena and arrange to be there for next date if there is one. Please remember the Court and the attorneys are at the will of other trials and other legal cases beyond their control-never ignore a subpoena. Get in touch with the firm and see if a new date can be...Read more »
No. But studies have shown you probably get about 4-5 times more $ than without an attorney. The studies were done by guess who??? The insurance companies! They try to keep you from an attorney because they KNOW they will have to pay less if they pay you at all.
It is a bad idea for a non attorney to do this in my opinion. Alot of traps for the unwary, even for experienced attorneys, regarding appeals. This is not something that can be easily answered in an online post.
Usually the defendant is in the case (meaning made appearance). If this is not the case send dismissal to last known address. If you sued them properly you may have this. If you just want to dismiss you can just file a stip to dismiss or dismissal with prejudice. Make sure that you get your...Read more »
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