A relation of mine worked as a garbage man. He was called in on his day off. He was run over by the garbage truck. His internal organs, pelvis, and head were all shattered. He survived. Days after being released from the hospital he died in his sleep. Can his immediate family file suit for wrongful... Read more »
answered on Dec 5, 2022
More facts are needed about the circumstances of the accident but, in general, the employer has immunity from liability for a work injury. Given the severity of his injuries, unless it can be proven by a medical expert that the death resulted from negligent treatment and he otherwise would have... Read more »
I was not at fault and pregnant. Lost wages was 49,000 however their policy only covers 25,000
answered on Dec 17, 2021
There will be separate adjusters for their liability and your UM coverage Once the other driver's policy coverage limit has been tendered in writing, you will be able to access any additional coverage you have that exceeds the limits of that policy. Your UM coverage gets a credit for the... Read more »
answered on Nov 18, 2021
Yes, your attorney is required to release your net funds, after payment of any outstanding liens.
BUT he isn’t @ fault & we have to pay the medical bills
We don’t want that
Communication btwn lawyer & family is not working
What can we do
answered on Jul 10, 2021
If you have an attorney already, it would be best to schedule an appointment to discuss your concerns in person with them.
If you do not have one yet, I would recommend retaining someone experienced with personal injury.
My firm’s website also has helpful tips on what to do... Read more »
Was not speeding, was not my fault. Rainy day couldn't stop fast enough. Everyone in my car was injured. Neck, back, leg and stomach.
answered on Jun 15, 2021
Multiple vehicle accidents are more likely to have issues with coverage, conflicts of interest, and liability. It would be strongly advisable to retain experienced counsel.
answered on May 26, 2021
Lack of a police report should not affect your husband's right to a recovery for injuries as long as liability is clear or can be established.
Take photos of the vehicle and retain an attorney to assist with the claim as quickly as possible.
answered on Nov 27, 2020
Sounds like you should retain counsel. Insurance adjusters often make a low offer in hopes that the injured person will be desparate and accept just to get bills paid.
answered on Oct 28, 2020
A Complaint is the pleading that states the nature of the cause of action for which you filed suit and the essential supporting elements and facts particular to the case.
Amendment of pleadings is liberally granted to allow them to be correct and accurate. Filing an amendment modifies the... Read more »
it after the fact?
answered on Nov 12, 2018
There is insufficient information to answer this question in the abstract.
Expert testimony is not admissible by affidavit absent a statutory exception to the hearsay rule.
In General District Court, for example, medical records and reports may be submitted via affidavit.... Read more »
Now on light duty and pay is less than 50% of WORKMEN'S COMP. Still in therapy, but can't pay living expenses; What option do they have since can't afford to travel to job to do light duty? NO INCOME for 2 wks.
answered on Nov 8, 2018
If pay is less due to medical restrictions, a claim for temporary partial disability may be available. There is not really enough information provided in your question without review of the medical records.
Failure to work available light duty will be a problem. The person needs to find a... Read more »
answered on Nov 1, 2018
Your question does not provide enough information.
Meet with an attorney to discuss the details.
answered on Oct 29, 2018
No. But you can file a claim yourself.
See the Work Injury Guide at the hampton workers comp website for assistance.
I sprained my ankle a week ago but it had healed. When I slipped and fell I was sent to the er from work and they said it was broke. Talked to my employer today and she stated that workers comp might deny the case due to the previous injury.
answered on Oct 8, 2018
They can deny and you would need to file a claim for benefits.
I notice that your address is in MD.
If the injury occurred in Virginia, my website has a work injury guide that will assist you.
His job is an auto body technician for 35 yrs and now he can not do this job due to his weak physical.
answered on Sep 26, 2018
She is most likely an independent contractor.
Unless she is on your payroll as a part-time employee, she does not need to be listed on your policy.
answered on Sep 24, 2018
If you were medically unable to work under a doctor's orders for more than a week, you should have a claim for wage benefits also.
Hi, I am following up on a question you answered on July 3rd. My husband hurt his back at work and was out from July 7th 2017 until the return to work order with full duty on Oct 20th 2017. He saw another dr in April who said he is unable to work. Our attorney files a motion for change in... Read more »
answered on Sep 5, 2018
Your own attorney knows your husband's case best. You should follow their recommendation.
answered on Aug 29, 2018
Your husband does not have to sign anything from an insurance adjuster that he does not agree to. It is his decision. It would be advisable to consult with an attorney before making that decision.
He was,the only one wearing his seat belt and performed CPR on the one boy. He returned to school to keep his mind off of the accident and his friend, however, this was very traumatic and he was in shock for a month. Would he be eligible for any type of compensation? He was not driving and speed... Read more »
answered on Aug 17, 2018
If he suffered a physical injury, he would have a claim for compensation.
Absent an injury, there is probably not a legally cognizable claim.
answered on Aug 13, 2018
A contractor can be liable for the employee of an uninsured subcontractor as a “statutory employer”. Consult a worker’s compensation attorney with your case information for detailed advice.
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