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April 2017 Archives

Dear Injury Victim...

If you are here because you recently received a brochure from us and you were offended by getting a brochure from a lawyer, let me be the first to apologize. It is my name on the brochure, and it is my intention to avoid offending anyone. But, I am not going to stop mailing my brochures to victims of negligence and assaults. Here's why.

Do You Know How To Protect Your Rights If You Are Injured?

If you or a loved one has been injured while on the job, you may find yourself frustrated by the workers' compensation system. Workers' compensation law is unique and complex. Insurance adjusters and their lawyers know the law, and they use every bit of it to minimize the cost of your injury. Sometimes, that means shortchanging your medical care and your money benefits.

Dear Injured Truck Driver...

You may have recently received a brochure from us and if you have secured other, competent counsel, we wish you nothing less than the best. Work with your lawyer to get the best result that you can. If you were offended by getting a brochure from a lawyer, let me be the first to apologize. But, I am not going to stop mailing my brochures to injured truckers. Here's why.

"One Call Can Change Everything"

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, making this an opportune time to evaluate our current efforts to change driving attitudes and habits. New technology in vehicles is causing us to become more distracted behind the wheel than ever before. According to the National Safety Counsel, fifty-three percent of drivers believe if manufacturers put phone display dashboards and hands-free technology in vehicles, they must be safe. And, with some state laws focusing on handheld bans, many drivers honestly believe they are making the safe choice by using a hands-free device. But in fact, these technologies distract our brains even long after you've used them.

The Positional Risk Doctrine: You May Be Covered Under Workers' Compensation Even If Your Injury Wasn't Directly Related to Your Job

There are instances in which you may have a viable workers' compensation claim, but not realize it because, on its face, the injury doesn't appear to be work-related. Of course, Nebraska Workers' Compensation law requires that an injury must "arise out of" and "in the course" of employment in order to be compensable.

Brain Injuries in Workers' Comp: Long-Term Medical Expenses and the Statute of Limitations

All workers' compensation claims are subject to a specific time limit on the filing of a lawsuit. This statute of limitations (SOL), which varies state by state, is to ensure cases are filed in a timely manner. If the SOL expires, no matter how legitimate the claim, it can be barred from ever being heard by the court.

Dangers of Opt-Out Legislation in Workers' Compensation: Employees at Risk

In statehouses nationwide, corporate America is waging a robust campaign to pass legislation allowing companies to opt out of state workers' compensation laws and write their own rules.

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