A. This the most frequently asked question by new clients. First, every case is unique. The value of an injury depends on many factors which are probably unknown when the client first contacts the lawyer. For instance, the value of... Continue Reading »
Q. Do I need an attorney?
A. For minor and short-lived injuries, usually no, you don’t need an attorney. If you have suffered a serious or permanent injury, or all or part of your workers’ compensation claim is denied, it is appropriate to hire an attorney.... Continue Reading »
Q. Can I bring a claim against anyone else, in addition to the workers’ compensation claim?
A. Yes. In many instances, you may bring a claim against the ultimate wrongdoer. This is called a third-party action. Sometimes the claim is against the premises owner or the manufacturer of a defective product. There may be claims against... Continue Reading »
Q. Can my spouse recover for loss of services, and for participating in my care?
A. No. Benefits are paid to you for your loss. Your spouse’s assistance is considered gratuitous. Additionally, there are no “punitive damage” awards under workers’ compensation. Continue Reading »
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