Arkansas Workers' Compensation Attorney; See George's Website: http://lawofthebailey.com; WORKERS' COMPENSATION ATTORNEY BASED IN LITTLE ROCK. ARKANSAS STATEWIDE REPRESENTATION OF THE INJURED WORKMAN, AND OTHER WORK DISABLED EMPLOYEES
Over thirty (30) years experience in representing injured workmen in Workers' Compensation cases and in varied fields of Legal Representation and Litigation
As a Lawyer who handles a large number of Workers' Compensation cases, and who has handled many types of damages litigation cases over the years, the first thing I want to tell you is that Workers' Compensation is very different from any other type of case. In fact, filing a Workers' Compensation case is not a lawsuit even if you are represented by a lawyer and bring your case to trial before a Judge. One of the primary distinctions is that the benefits, the awards or settlement a claimant may receive are different from the types of damages and measure of damages that may be recovered in a lawsuit. It is essential that this is explained to the Claimant in clear understandable terms.
Initially, I can effectively evaluate the status of your Workers' Compensation Claims and where the case is headed in a short phone interview. I like to try to help those that need help as soon as possible, (every injured worker needs this help) and I will give preliminary advice. A Workers' Compensation case can go off the rails early and that may lead to the denial of certain benefits in the future. Workers' Compensation Claimants need advice even if they are currently receiving benefits.
I don't charge Workers' Compensation Claimants any out of pocket attorney fees. My fees are always awarded or approved by a Judge according to statutory law. You will always get a separate check for your benefits, your awards and your settlement.In the event of a job injury, any work related incident that is likely to result in an employee requiring medical treatment, there are principles of action and inaction that I advocate.
1. Be careful about what you hear and listen to. No one but an experienced Claimants' (for workers) lawyer can give you good advice.
2. Even if you are currently receiving benefits, you should obtain advice from a Claimant's (for workers) lawyer as soon as possible, as opposed to waiting until benefits are ceased or medical treatment is cut off.
3. Do not assume that any aspect of Workers' Compensation or benefit to which you may be entitled is automatic.
See this and other FAQ answers and discussions on my Website:
What is MMI?
"MMI" is an acronym for Maximum Medical Improvement. It is seldom used by doctors unless they are treating or evaluating a Workers' Compensation Claimant. Practically, MMI is a delineation point in time within the context of a Workers' Compensation case, recognized as such by Insurance Companies, WC Judges, and the lawyers. It is common that the patient, the WC Claimant, disagrees. Although the determination of MMI may be contested based on other medical evidence, it generally means the end of the healing period, therefore the end of TTD weekly benefits. Determination of MMI, which is entered in a written medical report, may be asserted as a defense to further or future medical benefits. Once a claimant reaches MMI, he may be required to prove entitlement to further reasonable and "necessary" medical treatment, and as TTD has ended a permanent impairment must be proved in order for the Claimant to receive further indemnity (monetary) benefits, or very much more monetary compensation by way of a settlement.
If a Claimant has significant undiagnosed medical problems or compensable consequences arising from the original injury, outside evidence must be sought. Without the help of a lawyer, you are less likely to go about this in an effective way, and if you wait until you first hear MMI to do something your odds are diminished.
Attorney at Law
425 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 200
Little Rock, AR 72201
I don't charge Workers' Compensation Claimants any fee for Initial Consultation. I do a phone interview before any scheduling.
I don't charge Workers' Compensation Claimants any out of pocket attorney fees. My fees are always awarded or approved by a Judge according to statutory law. You will always get a separate check for your benefits, your awards and your settlement.
I don't charge Workers' Compensation Claimants any out of pocket attorney fees.
You may call the office number day or night and on weekends. Return of calls in 24hrs is our goal.
Workers' Compensation Lawyer
(committed to representing the injured worker)
"I can assure you that I will never allow for you to appear for a court reported deposition taken by opposing counsel without your having adequate and extensive preparation done by me personally." George Bailey
Over thirty (30) years experience in representing injured workmen in Workers' Compensation cases and in
varied fields of Legal Representation and Litigation.
You will find pertinent information about Workers' Compensation Cases if you take a good look at my website, lawofthebailey.com, the link to which is here, above. The clear message should be: you need to talk to George. you can't learn how to handle your case on the internet or by reading on the Worker's Compensation Commission website.
Don't take advice from non-lawyers, and especially not other people who have had their own cases.
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