Your life on social media, particularly if you are in active litigation: Everyone reads what you post; it stays there forever, no matter how hard you scrub your sites. This means that people that wish you ill will be reading EVERTHING you EVER posted. You can’t change the past; you CAN stop the bleeding. Don’t […]
FAQ: My mom/dad/spouse died yesterday–what do I do now? First things first: attend to your loved ones and deal with the necessary arrangements for interment/memorials/etc. Everyone involved with the process will wait for you to do so. Second: Get the funeral director to order certified death certificates from the state. Get at least five; they […]
DON’T RELY ON TELEPHONE CALLS WITH THE CARRIER AS PROOF OR NOTICE!! Always communicate in writing, and always keep copies of what you wrote. Pay special attention to the names of people you talk to along the way, their contact information, AND WHAT THEY SAID. Be sure to take notes and write them up right […]
WRITE EVERYTHING DOWN!!! It would amaze you how many times the employer/work comp carrier will seize on one tiny inconsistency between statements by you to hammer you to death. Notice of the injury, according to the applicable statute, is supposed to be made IN WRITING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER THE INJURY. There are many […]
About two years ago, I wrote to the editor of the Custer County Chief, suggesting that the candidates for Nebraska Attorney General ought to consider enforcing Neb. Rev. Stat. section 48-145.01, which imposes criminal and civil penalties on employers who are too cheap to pay for workers’ compensation insurance. So far as I know, the […]
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I am a lawyer in general practice. I’m very proud of that distinction. I can do more things for my clients than any three specialists, and I can do them without getting in my own way or double-billing. I strive for a “full-service” practice, where I can meet as many of my client’s needs as […]