I was working as an auto mechanic for the city. Mechanic A, approached me stating.that another mechanic, Mechanic B, needed me to come to the training field so he can show me how to operate a backhoe. I get in the John Deere gator with Mechanic A, he’s the driver--we head to the training... View More
Based on the facts provided, your workers' compensation lawyer is (probably) correct, but we don't have all the facts, so it's hard to tell. If the driver of your vehicle worked for the same company (or governmental agency) as you, then the exclusive remedy rule would likely bar...View More
From your question, it sounds like you were getting a workers' compensation wage-replacement check for period of time. This is because you were out of work due to an on-the-job injury. These weekly checks are called TTD benefits, because you are "temporarily totally disabled". It...View More
My daddy was preparing to have surgy when my stepmother quit giving him his medication without asking the doctor weeks before his surgery then daddy died from a blood clot during surgery. My stepmother gained a lot from his death plus 675,000 in life insurance.
First off, I'm sure that I speak for everyone when I say that I'm sorry for your loss. The death of a parent is a difficult thing, even without the possibility that another loved one may have caused it. That said, you have asked a complex question that is masquerading as a simple one. The...View More
I’ve been working with this firm for maybe 4-5 months. While working on my parked food truck, I was hit by a commercial vehicle which has caused 6 slipped discs and 2 herniated discs. I’ve gone through treatment, gotten injections and will have to get treatment every 6 months. I was completely... View More
The time that it takes to prepare a good demand depends on how complicated the case is. If you were in a commercial vehicle, have major injuries, and got hit by another commercial vehicle, your situation is complicated, and the demand will likely take longer to prepare. The demand can't really...View More
Yes, but frankly it's a bad and risky decision by HR to fire someone who gets hurt at work, unless they have a good reason beyond the injury itself. If the Employer terminated you due to your work injuries, then their insurance company would owe you "TTD" benefits - which is...View More
Certainly some of what you are describing could be suspicious, or it could be coincidence. On these limited facts, it's difficult to know for sure. If you have strong reason to believe that someone was negligently killed (not intentionally), consider consulting both a personal injury attorney...View More
Based just on your facts, and without knowing more, I'd guess the at fault party's insurance is responsible for your repairs. Getting that insurance company to pay is the tricky part. Alternatively, if Progressive denied responsibility, your own insurance may cover it, subject to your...View More
Most of the time, when one driver is hit by another, the police officer responding to the accident will conclude that the driver who was in back was "following too closely". Therefore, the driver who "rear-ended" the other driver is "at fault". However, this is not...View More
This is a complicated question, and it depends upon whether the medical care is a true emergency, whether drug testing is involved, and several other things. If you are an injured worker, and you got hurt at work badly enough to need emergency care, then you have a right to that care, regardless of...View More
How is that possible? I don't remember even getting out of the car and by the time I came to my senses a passerby had already reported the accident. I had a head injury, it's not like I deliberately tried to hide the fact their was a wreck.
That's awful! My bigger concern would be whether your airbag went off. If not, you may have a claim against the airbag/auto company. If you had a bad wreck, and your airbag failed to deploy, causing you injury, you should call a lawyer to discuss that further.
My lawyer and they went to my first hearing and she had not sent over my hospital bills and doctor bills that my personal insurance had paid for to workman's comp so I need to see about what I can do about terminating or getting another lawyer that might be interested in my case thank you
I'm sorry to hear that you are hurt and that your attorney is not doing a good job for you. Please give us a call at 404-800-5297, and we can discuss whether we want to work together. We look forward to hearing from you.
Usually when you get hit from behind by a negligent driver ("rear-ended") the police officer will give the other driver a citation (traffic ticket) for violation of OCGA 40-6-49 (which is the "following too closely" law). It's unusual, but not impossible, for you to be...View More
That is a section of Georgia Law which addresses medical and other liens on your potential settlement or award. Below is the code section. If you were injured in a car wreck, it was someone else's fault, and you want to speak with a lawyer about your potential case, feel free to give my office...View More
Your lawyer has more influence over your return to work than you might imagine, but less than you might want. The person who has the most control over whether you return to work is your authorized treating doctor ("ATP"). However, a good local attorney has a lot of relationships with...View More
Was told I had permanent nerve damage. Muscle re-tore at work in 2019. Last spring (21)Was told nothing can be done. I have received no reports on medical closure, but just got a check of $19,650. The statement stated 20% for 45 weeks for partial permanent disability. This does not sound correct... View More
I'm sorry to hear that you got hurt at work, and even more sorry that it's a permanent injury. From your description, it sounds like you have at least one accepted workers' compensation claim. Work comp claims typically involve three kinds of benefits (think of it as three buckets...View More
My Daughter was in an accident in GA. She is currently dealing with 2 fractured discs in her back, a fractured elbow and blurry vision. Her lawyer is stating that there is a $130k pool for the 3 occupants and that medical being left open for future issues related to this " Is not a thing"... View More
I generally agree with the other attorneys who have answered this question. However, some attorneys and law firms are better at sniffing out insurance policies than others. It may not shock you to learn that some TV attorneys, who shall go unnamed here, do less work than others when investigating...View More
I'm sorry to hear about your car. If you were injured while working, then you have a workers' compensation claim. If the injury was serious, you should speak with a lawyer to bring your claim immediately. If you were not working, but you were seriously injured, then you will need a...View More
We both urinated and had bowel movement & now he is scared to death to get in a vehicle, I didn't go to the er due to being unsanitary & in shock. Now I can't hardly breathe in, my chest plate is injured, I can't hardly move my right arm up to my breast plate.
This could be an extremely complicated situation, and unfortunately there is no quick answer. Whoever got hurt will need to call an experienced personal injury lawyer. There are a great number of questions that would need to be answered, and details provided, to determine who to file suit against....View More
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