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. Does the insurance company pick the doctor I have to see?
A. No. You can use your own doctor. No one can tell you what doctor you may use. Continue Reading »
Q. How do I claim workers’ compensation benefits?
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. 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 »
Paul, again on the Michael Savage show, heard nationwide, talked to Michael about what has been called the “Anti-Occupy” law, passed last March with little public knowledge. The law seemingly was a reaction to the government’s dislike of the Occupy movement,…