Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&A
- Personal Injury
- Workers' Compensation
Additional Practice Area
- Car Accidents
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
- Northeastern University School of Law
- Vermont State Bar
Websites & Blogs
6 Questions Answered
- Q. If you file bankruptcy, does a list get sent out to all the surrounding banks, etc?
- A: Notification of the bankruptcy filing only gets sent to creditors or other relevant parties. There is no list sent out to all banks.
- Q. How do I find out if someone has filed for bankrupty whether personal or business?
- A: Court filings are public documents, go to (or possibly call) the Bankruptcy Court and ask.
- Q. Does a hospital need the patient's consent to release medical information for worker's compensation
- A: Yes.
- Q. Is it proper for ALL paperwork exchanges between lawyer and sued party to be shared with the client, including demands?
- A: Yes, all correspondence between the lawyers or between the lawyer and the other party should be shared with the client. In fact, a client arguably has a right to see everything in the lawyer's file.
- Q. What is a "Bad Faith" charge in a worker's compensation case?
- A: "Bad faith" in a workers comp case usually refers to the workers comp insurance company not adjusting the claim in good faith, in other words acting in bad faith towards the claimant in handling the claim. It is a claim brought by the claimant against the insurance company.
- Q. Can you get a lump sum from workmens comp instead of medicare set a side for the rest of your living life.
- A: If you eligible for Medicare or SSDI and your settlement is above $25,000, Mediare has laws saying that any payment for future medical bills for a workers comp injury must be paid into a Medicare Set Aside trust and not paid to the claimant directly in a settlement. Other money that is not for future medical bills can be paid in a lump sum to the Claimant.
Contact & Map