A. First, promptly report the injury or sickness to your employer. There is usually a time requirement, so don’t delay with this! If an injury occurs over time, you must report your condition soon after you discover it and realize... Continue Reading »
Q. If I die as a result of a fatal work accident, may my dependents obtain benefits on my behalf?
A. Yes. Dependency status is determined by statutory language. A spouse and children living with you at the time of your death are presumed to be dependents. The amount of benefits are usually determined by the wages in effect at... Continue Reading »
Q. The person who hit me has no insurance coverage. What do I do?
A. Report the accident to your insurance company. Your insurance policy most certainly has what is called “Uninsured Motorist” coverage, which protects you in cases exactly like this. Your premium, by the way, does not and cannot go up because... Continue Reading »
Q. If I hire a lawyer but do not want to go to court, can I settle?
A. Yes, the final decision to settle is yours alone. In my office, I will be the person with whom the insurance companies deal and to whom they make an offer on your claim, but a final decision for settlement... Continue Reading »
Out of the box Andy asked Paul if the now set June, 2013 trial date for George Zimmerman, charged in the death of Trayvon Martin in Florida, is an unusual delay. Short answer: not necessarily for defendants out on bond,…