Just found out my attorney didn't obtain any medical, physical therapist and CT Scan records that shows 3 herniated discs in my back. He's settling my case at 7.5% and said, I have to pay over $8000 in medical bills out of pocket bc employer's insurance didn't approve for me... Read more »
We cannot give you legal advice since you are currently represented by an attorney. You should schedule a meeting with your lawyer and ask him these questions, before you agree to settle your case. The choice to settle is yours and yours alone to make, but your lawyer should answer your questions...Read more »
Generally a small town lawyer may handle the case better because you deal with them and their staff more closely. As to the bankruptcy, states have workers compensation funds that handle claims of companies that have declared bankruptcy.
If you have an attorney discuss it with them. If...Read more »
Back in 19/2015 insurers IME reported I am not MMI, I can not work and it is related to the work injury. As of today we are still in limbo nor are we moving towards a trial, just waiting to see what they want to do. In Jan the judge told them to tell us how the insurance company wants to proceed... Read more »
Legal cases take time to complete especially those that are subject to litigation. I recommend that you arrange for a meeting with your attorney to get a status of the case. Following the meeting, request that the attorney detail the status of the case and plans moving forward in an e-mail or a...Read more »
I was recently hurt badly at work. I used marijuana 2 weeks prior to my accident. I got smashed by a tree clearing timber. I'm a carpenter not a logger. Broken femor high up by hip. Won't walk for at least 8 months and possibly never be the same. I was absolutely not using marijuana at... Read more »
You need to hire an attorney to handle your workers compensation case. You need to understand that an employer will likely fight your claim, because it seems like your claim will be very large on the damages.
As for the marijuana, your attorney will need to conduct discovery to see what...Read more »
I am not exactly sure what you are asking. There are certainly limits to the attorneys fees, however if you took out a loan for the case that loan needs to be paid back. Paying the loan back is generally in addition to attorneys fees.
When injured my manger and other co workers knew. I had no clue how any of his process worked. I used my own time and insurance for everything. I ended up tearing ligaments in my arms in result to that to this day I still cannot lift heavy objects. I have switched jobs now so I wasn't for sure... Read more »
You should contact a MO attorney ASAP if the injury occurred there. If it occurred in another state, such as IL where I practice, contact an attorney there even if your employer is in MO.
General comments: Go see a doctor, keep a folder will all bills and medical records as well as full...Read more »
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