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S. Michael Graham

S. Michael Graham

TEXAS BOARD CERTIFIED - WORKERS' COMPENSATION EXPERT
  • Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation
  • Texas
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Biography

Since 1997 S. Michael Graham's law office has been devoted to zealously representing and protecting the legal rights of injured workers throughout the State of Texas. Mr. Graham became board by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in the area of workers' compensation law in 2005. His office handles workers compensation cases from the administrative level all the way through trial by jury. Mr. Graham received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1987 and went on to receive his law degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 1991. Mr. Graham is currently an active member of the Dallas Bar Association and the Texas Bar association.

Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Workers' Compensation
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    My office will give you an initial free phone consultation to evaluate your claim and advise you of your legal rights.
  • Contingent Fees
    In claims involving negligence for personal injury, my office will not collect a fee up front. We will prosecute your claim and obtain a fee when the claim is settled or tried to a verdict.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    In workers' compensation claims, the lawyer's fee is paid out of the claimant's income benefits by the workers' compensation insurance. The attorney fee is not collected directly from the injured worker. Consult with attorney for more specific details on the fee arrangement.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken
Professional Experience
Attorney
The Injured Workers' Lawyer since 1997!
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Education
University of Arkansas - Fayetteville
J.D. | Law
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Professional Associations
Texas Bar Association
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Dallas Bar Association
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Certifications
Board Certified Workers' Compensation
Texas Board Of Legal Specialization
Websites & Blogs
Website
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Legal Answers
158 Questions Answered
Q. I work for Walmart and had an injury at work and the Walmart doctor says it’s arthritis ,im in a lot of pain .
A: Walmart does not carry traditional workers' comp through the Texas Dept of Insurance. They hand pick the doctors you will have to see. As a result, the doctors will usually tell you your injury is an age related issue. If you were injured as a result of negligence on the part of Walmart, then you might be able to get a personal injury attorney. If your case involves no negligence, I usually tell me clients to seek treatment through there private doctor. You will be responsible for the medical.
Q. I have an upcoming statutory MMI and IR rating with a DD. How do I know if the rating I receive is a fair rating?
A: The best way to check your rating is to have it reviewed by your treating doctor or another person that is familiar with impairment ratings such as an attorney. The fact that you had multiple surgeries on the shoulder will not effect the rating. Essentially, the doctor will be measuring your strength and range of motion. He will compare the good shoulder with the bad shoulder and subtract the difference. The rating is done according the the AMA Guides to Evaluation for Permanent Impairment. If you feel the rating was not done correctly, you have a right to challenge it in court. You will need to get an alternate rating that says something different to support your position.
Q. I was injured in a car accident while working in 1993 and had mutilple fractures. Filed a claim was off for
A: If you filed your initial claim with the Division of Workers' Compensation in Texas and the specific injury is part of your work related injury, you have coverage for life for the work related injuries. This might be difficult to prove up but in theory you would still have a valid claim.
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TX Board Certified Work Comp Attorney
8204 Elmbrook, Suite # 161
Dallas, TX 75247
Telephone: (214) 358-6060
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