The Next Steps In A Chapter 13

by Dave Gormley | Posted in Bankruptcy & Foreclosure | Reading Time: 2 minutes

Chapter 13 Step 6 – Confirmation Hearing: For Chapter 13 cases only – If you file a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, a Confirmation Hearing will be held.  This is part of the negotiating game to determine if the terms of the repayment plan.  In many cases you never have to attend this hearing. The Trustee will agree to…

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Contested Workers Compensation Claim Instructions

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Workers' Compensation | Reading Time: 3 minutes

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If you are reading this, the insurance company has filed a challenge to your workers’ compensation claim. They intend to contest it and we will have to fight for your claim at a hearing. Rest assured we will fight for your claim at the hearing. You will have the right to tell your story, present…

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Issues Filed – What Does This Mean?

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Workers' Compensation | Reading Time: 4 minutes

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This post explains what happens when “issues” are filed in your workers’ compensation claim. You either have or will receive a paper notice in the mail from the Workers’ Compensation Commission (WCC) telling you that “issues” have been filed in your case. The WCC uses a lot of odd terminology. If either party has a…

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Independent Medical Examinations

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Workers' Compensation | Reading Time: 4 minutes

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If we have a dispute with the workers’ compensation insurer over your medical care, they will often schedule you for an IME. That stands for “Independent Medical Examination.” This post will explain what an IME is and how you should prepare for it. You and I will discuss it a few days before it takes…

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Uncontested Workers’ Compensation Claim Instructions

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Workers' Compensation | Reading Time: 5 minutes

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You should have received an initial Award of Compensation from the Workers’ Compensation Commission. I receive a copy, and one is supposed to go to you in the mail. If you do not have it yet, it is coming soon. Congratulations! This means that the insurer will not be contesting your claim. It means you…

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Permanent Partial Disability Benefits

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Workers' Compensation | Reading Time: 5 minutes

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In a Maryland Workers’ Compensation claim, the final benefit you should receive is called “permanent partial disability benefits.” If you are reading this post I have probably asked you to look at it to better explain what is going to happen in your case from this point on. Some people talk about their workers’ comp…

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Trials and Trial Preparation

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Personal Injury | Reading Time: 4 minutes

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If you are reading this, you have a trial coming up in your personal injury case. This post explains how I want you to prepare for your trial. Everything in here is written for personal injury cases, but it applies to any type of trial.  We will meet to prepare. Trial prep is not something you…

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Defense Medical Examinations

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Personal Injury | Reading Time: 4 minutes

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In personal injury cases that go to litigation the insurance company will often schedule you for an medical exam – known as a DME or Defense Medical Exam. This post will explain what an DME is and how you should prepare for it. You can review it several times if you need to – including the…

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Interrogatories

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Personal Injury | Reading Time: 4 minutes

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If you are reading this post, you have probably received a letter or email from me with a document attached called Interrogatories. This happens in every personal injury case – and almost every other lawsuit of any kind.  Please read this post over and call me if you have any questions. My staff will be…

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What Happens After Settlement of Your Personal Injury Case

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Personal Injury | Reading Time: 3 minutes

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This post is designed to explain the process you can expect after we settle your personal injury case. Once we agree on a settlement amount, the insurer has to send us paperwork confirming the settlement. I don’t have it yet. They usually send it through the US mail and it may take a week or…

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