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Vocational Rehabilitation In Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Cases

If you are unable to return to work for which you have previous training or experience, you may qualify for vocational rehabilitation benefits. In order to qualify for vocational rehabilitation, there must be a set of permanent work restrictions from a doctor and/or a physical therapist. Once […]

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Obama Care Or The Affordable Care Act

The new federal health care law called Obama Care or the Affordable Care Act fully took effect on January 1, 2014.  This new law could have a dramatic effect on Nebraska workers’ compensation and personal injury cases. Recently, I wrote articles on who pays your medical bills […]

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The Role Of Medical Evidence In Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Cases

I frequently tell my clients that most workers’ compensation cases are decided by what the doctors put in writing. In order to make a successful claim, one or more of your doctors must make a clear cut statement that your injuries are work related. In the absence […]

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The Problem With So-Called Tort Reform

For years, we’ve been hearing from the insurance industry that we are overwhelmed by so-called “frivolous lawsuits” and that we could save a lot of money on health care costs by limiting damages in medical malpractice lawsuits. Then Vice President Dick Cheney once said that lawyers file […]

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What To Do If You Are Injured On The Job In Nebraska

If you are injured on the job in Nebraska, or get hurt working for Werner Enterprises or Crete Carriers, you should do the following: 1.  Report the accident to your employer as soon as possible. A delay in reporting the accident may make it harder to pursue […]

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What To Do If You Are Injured In A Motor Vehicle Accident In Nebraska

If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident in Nebraska, I would recommend that you follow these steps to make sure you are treated fairly by the insurance company for the negligent driver: 1.  Call the local police department to investigate the accident. It is very […]

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Access To The Courts And Workers’ Rights Will Be On The Ballot In 2014

Since I began practicing law in 1986, I’ve been part of the fight to maintain access to the courts and workers’ rights as a member of the Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys (NATA). For years, I’ve served on the NATA legislative committee and political action board of […]

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What is My Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Case Worth? Part 2

In part 1 of this series, I explored what are called “scheduled” injuries. Those injuries tend to be to extremities like legs, arms, fingers and toes. There are also what are called “body as a whole” injuries.  Those injuries are usually to the neck, back or head. […]

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What is My Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Case Worth? Part 1

I’m frequently asked what is my Nebraska workers’ compensation case worth? The answer is that it’s complicated because there are two types of injuries under Nebraska workers’ compensation law. You have what are called scheduled injuries and body as a whole injuries. These two different types of […]

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When Do I Need To Hire An Attorney In A Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Case?

1.  When your claim is denied by the workers’ compensation insurance company. In most cases, the insurance company will send you a letter informing you that your claim has been denied. What that means is that the insurance company won’t be paying any benefits or medical expenses. […]

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