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Poll: Do I need another lawyer?
Yes, fire the guy.
No, he knows what he's doing.
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Scheduled or None Scheduled
#1
Thanks Everyone
 
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#2
you need a bit more information before deciding.
I'm not sure which comp rules your case might be covered by- Jones Act, US L&H, or ?
but it's likely there may not be many lawyers with expertise in that specific system available in your area.
I would talk to a few other lawyers first.
get as much information as possible about their experience with your comp system and then decide to stay or switch.
are you in a union?
if so, they may have a firm with an expert and a good track record.
Reminder :
........Each state has their own comp system; POST YOUR STATE to get accurate information. Use the search feature to find information from similar questions.
THANKS FOR POSTING.
 
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(04-16-2012, 01:57 PM)1171 Wrote: you need a bit more information before deciding.
I'm not sure which comp rules your case might be covered by- Jones Act, US L&H, or ?
but it's likely there may not be many lawyers with expertise in that specific system available in your area.
I would talk to a few other lawyers first.
get as much information as possible about their experience with your comp system and then decide to stay or switch.
are you in a union?
if so, they may have a firm with an expert and a good track record.

I'm covered under the Federal Longshoreman and Harbor Workers Act. No union.
 
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#4
the key distinction between unscheduled and scheduled injuries under L&H is the value of long term wage loss.
that may not be answerable until more time has passed.
if you believe your wage loss is/will be significant, then you need to discuss with other potential attys how that can be best used to determine permanent disability benefits.

Reminder :
........Each state has their own comp system; POST YOUR STATE to get accurate information. Use the search feature to find information from similar questions.
THANKS FOR POSTING.
 
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(04-16-2012, 02:55 PM)1171 Wrote: the key distinction between unscheduled and scheduled injuries under L&H is the value of long term wage loss.
that may not be answerable until more time has passed.
if you believe your wage loss is/will be significant, then you need to discuss with other potential attys how that can be best used to determine permanent disability benefits.

I've also been made aware that my insurance adjusters has been contacting my doctors to get them to describe the injury to my leg as to the femoral nerve alone and not to the lumbar plexus which the femoral nerve is the largest branch of. This I believe would make it a scheduled injury which concerns me because I know the insurance adjuster isn't on my side. So why is my attorney gunning for the same thing? Just doesn't feel right to me.
 
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