Archive for the Workers’ Compensation Category

What to Expect with a Nebraska Workers’ Comp Claim

When you are injured on the job, the workers’ compensation insurance company will investigate the claim and decide whether or not to cooperate. Nebraska workers’ compensation claims usually follow one of two patterns: 1. The insurance company completely denies the claim from the outset and refuses to […]

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Be Careful Before You Sign A Release

In order to get a settlement for your Nebraska personal injury or workers’ compensation case, you will be required to sign a full release of all claims. Because this is a very important document, you must be very careful before you sign a release. One reason you […]

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Getting On Weekly Workers’ Compensation – Easier Said Than Done

An injured worker qualifies for weekly workers’ compensation benefits when they meet three requirements: 100% disabled from working verified in writing from a doctor; Under doctor’s care; and Not at maximum medical improvement. Sometimes my clients come to me operating under the impression that once they’re disabled […]

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Obtaining Medical Records – Easier Said Than Done

One of the keys to a good result in your Nebraska workers’ compensation or personal injury case is the documentation of your injuries. In order to get a better settlement offer or build up the evidentiary basis for a trial, I must obtain all of the medical […]

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Filing An Appeal

After a decision or a verdict in a Nebraska workers’ compensation or personal injury case, respectively, the losing party can file an appeal of that decision. Generally, after the decision by the Workers’ Compensation Court judge, you have thirty days to file an appeal with the Nebraska […]

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Workers’ Compensation Trials In Nebraska

If your Nebraska workers’ compensation case isn’t settled, then your case goes to trial and the judge decides the value – if any – of your case. These cases are decided by a judge and not a jury. In my opinion, it is usually better to have […]

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Settlement Negotiations

After the completion of your deposition, serious settlement negotiations will finally begin. This is because by this point in your case, the lawyer for the insurance company, Crete Carriers or Werner Enterprises will have completed his/her investigation of your case. Negotiations start out when I make a […]

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Giving Your Deposition

After you answer the written questions or interrogatories, you will give a deposition to the lawyer for the insurance company. Deposition is a fancy legal term for giving a statement about your case under oath. At the deposition, the opposing lawyer will question you for approximately two […]

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Answering The Interrogatories

As I discussed in my last post, after you file a lawsuit, the lawyer for the insurance company sends us some questions for you (the injured party) to answer. Those questions must be answered within 30 days and you must sign those answers under oath in the […]

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What Happens After I File A Lawsuit?

If your Nebraska workers’ compensation or personal injury claim is denied, your choice is to live with the denial or to file a lawsuit.  If your claim is denied, you will have no choice but hire a lawyer if you want to file a lawsuit. When you […]

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