The Law Office of Allen Cooper is here to help! Our experienced attorneys work in the following areas:
What Is Workers' Compensation?
Worker’s Compensation Claims arise from a person being injured while they are on the job. Workers' Compensation Indemnity benefits are payable to a person who is injured on the job and is unable to return to work for more than one week. Indemnity Benefits are usually 2/3rds of the worker’s average weekly wage. The injured worker is entitled to have his/her medical bills paid with no out of pocket expense to the worker. The injured worker is also entitled to have his/her mileage reimbursed.
Did The Accident Occur On The Job?
Sometimes legally the accident is legally considered to have occurred on the job even when the injured worker does not realize that it is a worker’s compensation accident. You should contact a qualified worker’s compensation attorney to determine if your accident is a workers' compensation accident.
Does Fault Matter?
In a workers' compensation case it does not matter whether the employer, the employee or a third party was at fault. Workers' compensation benefits are usually recoverable regardless of fault. However, if you were injured on the job while in the course and scope of your employment then you may have both a personal injury AND a workers' compensation case. If this is the case, you need to consult a lawyer experienced in both workers' compensation cases and personal injury cases as soon as possible. What happens in your worker’s compensation case can drastically affect your rights in your personal injury case and vice versa.
Why Do You Need A Workers' Compensation Attorney?
Your employer and your employer’s workers' compensation insurer will have experienced people working for them. You need an experienced and qualified worker’s compensation attorney working for you.
You need help getting to doctors and medical care providers that can help you. You need assistance preventing your indemnity benefits from being terminated, getting your benefits restarted, getting your medical treatment approved and getting reimbursed for your mileage. There are MANY pitfalls that can befall an injured worker if he/she does not get representation by a qualified and experienced worker’s compensation attorney.
The Law Office of Allen Cooper, LLC has successfully handled many worker’s compensation cases. It is important to see an experienced and competent Worker’s Compensation attorney as soon as possible. This can help prevent problems that could otherwise occur in your case. This may be more important in a Workers' Compensation case than in most other kinds of cases.
What Is A Personal Injury Case?
A personal injury case is any case in which you are injured due to the fault of another person.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Motor Vehicle Accidents are one of the most common types of personal injury cases. It is important to get the medical treatment that you need for as long as you need it. It is important not to attempt to settle your case before you are 100% sure that you are finished treating or you know that you are never going to be finished treating and have reached what is called maximum medical improvement. The Law Office Of Allen Cooper, LLC. will help you with all that is necessary to be successful in your automobile accident case, whether you have suffered minor, short term injuries, life altering, disabling injuries or have a death claim.
Fall Accidents, Falling Merchandise, and Premise Liability Claims
If you fall on property owned by another person, have merchandise fall on you in a store or are otherwise injured due the fault of another person then you may have a claim to recover your damages. The Law Office Of Allen Cooper, LLC. will help you with all that is necessary to be successful in your fall accident, falling merchandise case or premise liability case, whether you have suffered minor, short term injuries, life altering, disabling injuries or have a death claim.
The Law Office of Allen Cooper, LLC, has successfully handled many personal injury cases. It is important to see an experienced and competent personal injury attorney as soon as possible. This can help prevent problems that could otherwise occur in your case. It is VERY important to get all of the medical treatment that you need without any gaps in treatment. It is VERY important to be represented at any statements that the insurance company may or may not be allowed to take. Your personal injury case is important to you whether you have relatively minor injuries or significant life altering injuries. In either case, we would like to help you maximum your recovery.
If you have been arrested or you are under investigation for any criminal activity, Chris Miciotto can help. He has years of experience handling cases such as traffic tickets, DWIs, misdemeanors, and felonies.
If you would like to divorce your spouse, we can assist you in obtaining a divorce and/or in protecting your rights if your spouse has sued you to obtain a divorce. It is important that you obtain competent representation in these matters as soon as possible.
Social Security Disability
What Is Social Security Disability?
Social Security Disability is a government program that pays benefits to people who are unable to perform any job that exists in substantial numbers in the national economy. Oftentimes, people who qualify for Social Security Disability also qualify for Medicare and/or Medicaid.
Can I Collect Both Worker’s Compensation Benefits And Social Security Disability Benefits?
Yes, if you qualify for both. The amount of benefits you receive may or may not be affected. However, most people who qualify for both Worker’s Compensation and Social Security Disability benefits get significantly more money per month than if they only qualify for only one or the other.
Why Do I Need A Social Security Disability Attorney?
You need a qualified and experience Social Security Disability Attorney to insure that you get all of the medical evidence, testimony and other evidence before the Social Security Disability Judge that shows that you qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. Without such representation you may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits and not get it because the proper evidence was not introduced at the hearing.
The Law Office of Allen Cooper, LLC has successfully handled many Social Security Disability cases. It is important to see an experienced and competent Social Security Disability attorney as soon as possible.
What Is Medical Malpractice Or Nursing Home Negligence?
Medical Malpractice is simply negligence by a medical care provider, such as a doctor or hospital that causes harm to a patient. Nursing Home Negligence is simply negligence by the employees of a nursing home that causes harm to a patient.
Why Do I Need A Medical Malpractice Or Nursing Home Negligence Attorney?
Many Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home Negligence Case are very complex both legally and factually. Many such cases are required to go through a medical review panel process before a lawsuit can be filed in district court. If a claim is not timely filed with an entity known as the Division of Administration your claim can be time barred. At the lawsuit stage, you will very possibly need various expert witnesses including medical, economic and vocational rehabilitation experts.
The Law Office of Allen Cooper, LLC has successfully handled many Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home Negligence cases. It is important to see an experienced and competent Medical Malpractice and/or Nursing Home Negligence attorney as soon as possible.