A. Usually not. If your employer or their worker’s compensation insurer does not specify a doctor for you to see, then you can pick your own doctor to care for you. More typically, however, injured workers are referred to a... 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. What happens if I did have a pre-existing injury, and an accident at work aggravated my condition?
A. If a prior medical condition becomes aggravated, accelerated or exacerbated by a work accident, the workers’ compensation insurer is responsible for the increased disability, including medical treatment. Continue Reading »
Q. Do I need a lawyer?
A. For cases involving anything more than a minor injury, YES! Insurance companies are not your friends, and they will not “take care” of you. Often, claims adjusters are lawyers, so you are unevenly matched right from the start. A... Continue Reading »
The first topic today involved what Paul called a Plaintiff friendly ruling from a federal appeals court. Now, Medicare cannot always stick out it’s hand and get money back that it paid for medical bills following a car accident. Listen…
Asking the “right” questions can keep an employer “legal” while allowing information to be gained… Employers can ask applicants if they can work on Saturdays and Sundays, but not what religion they practice.