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Time Is Ticking Away For $5,000 Workers’ Compensation Return to Work Supplement Program!

Senate Bill 863 created the Return to Work (RTW) Supplement Program annual fund of $120 million.  This fund is supposed to provide supplemental payments to workers whose permanent disability benefits are disproportionately low compared to earning losses.  If eligible an injured worker will receive payment of $5,000 from the fund. To be eligible for the RTW the industrial injury must be on or after 1/1/2013 and the injured worker must have received a supplemental job displacement benefit (SJDB) voucher.  An application for RTW payments must be within one year from April 13, 2015 or within a year from when the SJDB was served on the injured worker, whichever is later. … Read More »

Damages in a Car Crash

Have you ever sat at a red stop light, minding your business, when you saw headlights coming from behind at a high rate of speed?  Will the car stop in time?  Will it swerve and miss me?  Should I try to get out of the way, but possibly cause harm to somebody else? Before you can react, CRASH, you are hit. You are taken from the crash site by ambulance without seeing that the driver of the car that hit you was drunk.  Alcohol and/or pain killers and/or both, the driver of the other car did not see you stopped at the intersection and did not see the red stop… Read More »

“If you think you suffered emotional distress from the negligence of another, wait until the insurance company attorneys get done with you.”

People who suffer personal injuries not only get broken bones, bruises, sprains and strains, they also suffer emotional distress.  The emotional distress can come from the injury itself, but it also comes from the changed circumstances the person faces as a result of the personal injuries. Depression can set in due to the fact the injured person is not as active.  Emotional distress can also come as a result of the changes in social life the injured person experiences.  Activities such as skiing or golfing or simply walking, if curtailed, can have a dramatic effect on a person’s psyche, well-being and happiness. How does one get compensation for the depression… Read More »