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1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Florida on
Q: I fractured my arm at work and was told by a doctor that i was healed and could go back to my normal job.

I was still in pain so i went for a ct scan and found out i had multiple fractures and am now looking at surgery. The doctor sent me back to work with no restrictions even though my arm is still broken and ive been waiting over a week for workers comp to send me to a doctor for a second opinion.... Read more »

Joseph Coughlan
Joseph Coughlan answered on Dec 29, 2020

The short answer is yes, you should speak with an attorney. Workers' Compensation laws in Florida are very technical and time-sensitive so it is important to keep a close eye on your claim and fight for the benefits you deserve. Please feel free to let me know if I can be of any further help.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for Florida on
Q: FL-I fired a lawyer. I was not happy with the lawyer do I have to pay the lawyer a percentage of a ending settlement

The lawyer put a lien on me but they want to have their name added to the settlement and the insurance company is telling me that they have to put the lawyer's name on it. Even if the lawyer did not help with the ending settlement amount.

Joseph Coughlan
Joseph Coughlan answered on Dec 29, 2020

Typically it will depend on your contract of representation. While unpleasant, it is not uncommon for attorneys to assert a lien against a settlement even if they were fired before the case settles. In such cases, they will have to formally put you on notice of the lien and the contract will most... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Defense and Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: Personal injury

Formal letter sent to adjustor 30 days ago, she has not provided information requested.

If a lawyer filed suit, and the insurer lawyer is not able to present the insured. Would a default judgement occur? And would the insurer be responsible because they didnt respond to the letter? Within... Read more »

Joseph Coughlan
Joseph Coughlan answered on Dec 29, 2020

I need a bit more information to respond to your post. Is the formal letter you are referencing a request for the Insured's policy information? If so, my answer is in two parts. First - yes, insurance companies are mandated by law to provide that information within 30-days of a written... Read more »

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