Attorney Joel Davis Named to Million Dollar Advocates Forum

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The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is pleased to announce that attorney Joel W Davis of Greensboro, NC has been certified as a member.

The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is recognized as one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States.  Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts, awards and settlements.  The organization was founded in 1993 and there are approximately 5000 members located throughout the country.  Fewer than 1% of US lawyers are members.  Forum membership acknowledges excellence in advocacy, and provides members with a national network of experienced colleagues for professional referral and information exchange in major cases.  Members must have acted as principal counsel in at least one case in which their client has received a verdict, award or settlement in the amount of one million dollars or more. Please see our website for further details concerning membership qualifications.

Mr. Davis is a graduate of Tulane University School of Law and specializes in workers’ compensation law (Board Certified).joel-davis

Attorney Megan Callahan Named to Million Dollar Advocates Forum

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Attorney Megan Callahan Named to Million Dollar Advocates Forum

The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is pleased to announce that attorney Megan Callahan of Greensboro, NC has been certified as a member.

The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is recognized as one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States.  Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts, awards and settlements.  The organization was founded in 1993 and there are approximately 5000 members located throughout the country.  Fewer than 1% of US lawyers are members.  Forum membership acknowledges excellence in advocacy, and provides members with a national network of experienced colleagues for professional referral and information exchange in major cases.  Members must have acted as principal counsel in at least one case in which their client has received a verdict, award or settlement in the amount of one million dollars or more.  Please see our website for further details concerning membership qualifications.

Ms. Callahan is a graduate of Campbell School of Law and specializes in workers’ compensation and personal injury.Megan_8965 copy

Ensuring Your Rights While Working with a Nurse Case Manager

Nurse Case Manager

Ensuring Your Rights While Working with a Nurse Case Manager

If you’re injured at work, you may be assigned a nurse case manager. Nurse case managers can be a great resource in assisting you with your recovery. Usually they are very helpful, and can help ensure a smooth road to recovery. However, when working with a nurse case manager, it’s important that you know your rights.

Did you know that your nurse case manager is not permitted to talk with your doctor without your consent? Your nurse must notify you in advance and give you the option to be present for the appointment before meeting with your doctor. In addition, should you approve of their meeting without you, your nurse must provide you with a copy of the questions that they will be asking your doctor. These questions must be in writing and given to you at the same time they are presented to the doctor, making sure that you are informed of all information being passed between the doctor and your nurse regarding your case.

If you have any concerns that your nurse case manager is not respecting the boundaries of your arrangement, do not hesitate to set up an appointment with an attorney at Oxner + Permar to ensure that your rights are being protected.

Wrongful Termination of Workers’ Compensation Payments

Wrongful Termination of Workers’ Compensation Payments

 

You’ve been hurt on the job and your insurance company has been sending weekly workers’ compensation payments, but all of a sudden, with no notice, those checks stop coming in. Unfortunately, all too often, insurance carriers cease sending checks before they are supposed to—before you are able to return to work. How can you continue to support yourself when your workman’s compensation checks have been discontinued? Did you know that insurance companies are required to get permission to discontinue checks from the Industrial Commission, unless you have returned to work?

As attorneys who specialize in workers’ compensation, we’ve seen a great number of cases in which clients have experienced wrongful termination of their weekly checks. However, this is good news because when the insurance companies have not gone through the proper channels, we can get your checks reinstated. We have experience working these cases and have the ability to request that your checks be reinstated, ensuring a much faster process than a full evidentiary hearing. That means you can focus on your recovery and get back to work when you are ready.

 

With a team of 25 attorneys who have won more than $275 million in awards and settlements, Oxner + Permar is here to answer your questions and assist you in taking the right steps to get the benefits you deserve.

The First Steps to Take When Injured at Work

The First Steps to Take When Injured at Work

Report of work injury

In a rapidly growing city such as Charlotte, construction is a constant, and with so many construction sites, accidents at work are bound to happen. So when you’ve been hurt on the job, are you taking the steps you need to ensure you’re being fully compensated by your workman’s comp?

All too often, workers don’t report their accidents to their employers or go to see a doctor. Only when their injury worsens or persists longer than they initially expected it would, do they seek our help. By this time, it’s often months after their initial work injury. At this point, the claim is denied and we’re trying to help build a case against the insurance carrier. However, the insurance carrier will often point to the fact that there is no written report and no immediate medical evidence of the incident other than the client’s word, which can make it very difficult to get the full amount of compensation they need and deserve.

As a highly experienced lawyer who specializes in workers’ compensation, I see cases such as this all too frequently. To make sure you don’t find yourself in a similar situation, my advice is when you get injured at work, make sure you file an accident report or tell your employer about the incident in writing; then go to a doctor ASAP.

It might seem like a hassle if it turns out to be nothing, but if your injury does worsen or is worse than you’d initially thought, you’ll have solidified some invaluable evidence for your case—and this is definitely one instance where it’s better to be safe than sorry.

 

With a team of 25 attorneys who have won more than $275 million in awards and settlements, Oxner + Permar is here to answer your questions and assist you in taking the right steps to get the benefits you deserve.

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