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Dangers of Not Hiring a Lawyer After a Workplace Accident

Dangers of Not Hiring a Lawyer After a Workplace Accident

Workplace accidents leave injury victims in a terrible position. Not only are you trying to recover, but you’re also missing time (and money) from work. You’re probably scared and unsure of your legal rights as well. Traumatic injuries are expensive to treat, and...

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What is Workers Compensation?

What is Workers Compensation?

Developed countries around the world demand that all business owners subscribe to a workers’ compensation scheme to ensure that any worker who suffers at the hands of their job gets adequate compensation and care for it. At times, these cases get complicated and a...

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How does workers compensation work?

How does workers compensation work?

If you’re injured during work, your employer is generally responsible for taking care of your medical needs. They do this using a type of insurance coverage called workers’ compensation. When workers’ comp is done right, it can do a lot to help you heal and get you...

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Do I Really Need a Lawyer?

Do I Really Need a Lawyer?

I’ve often been asked, if I’ve been injured in an accident, do I really need an experienced personal injury lawyer to represent my interest? My answer to that is always yes, yes you do. Insurance companies have attorneys working hard for them, to protect their interest, and so should you.

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Do I have to use the company doctor?

Do I have to use the company doctor?

We frequently get contacted by injured workers telling us that their company wants to send them to the company's doctor. The answer is generally no. The injured employee has the right to select their physician. We normally recommend that you go to your family doctor...

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Who pays medical bills after a serious accident?

Who pays medical bills after a serious accident?

One question we get all the time is who pays the medical bills following a serious accident and before the case is settled? Following an accident where you've been seriously injured, your own automobile policy has to pay the medical bills up to a certain amount. This...

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Why hire Alvine Weidenaar?

Why hire Alvine Weidenaar?

If you've been seriously injured in an accident, not all attorneys have the same success and experience in representing injured parties. At Alvine Weidenaar, that's all we do is represent injured parties who've been seriously injured in motorcycle accidents, motor...

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When does an injured worker need a lawyer?

When does an injured worker need a lawyer?

Hi, I'm Bram Weidenaar with Alvine Weidenaar. I've been representing injured workers for over 25 years. Frequently I'm asked, "When does an injured worker need a lawyer?" There are three situations in which an injured worker should hire an experienced workers'...

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What kind of legal work does Alvine Weidenaar do?

What kind of legal work does Alvine Weidenaar do?

One of the most common questions we get asked is what kind of legal work do you guys do? We are primarily an injury law firm. We have offices in Sioux Fall and Mitchell, South Dakota that handle all types of injury cases. Some of the most common types of injury cases...

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What Happens After Reporting a Work Injury?

What Happens After Reporting a Work Injury?

In a previous blog posting, I wrote about reporting a work injury to the employer.  In this blog, I want to discuss what happens in a worker’s compensation claim immediately after the injured worker reports the injury to the employer. In South Dakota, the employer is...

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Subrogation – Personal Injury Attorney Help

Subrogation – Personal Injury Attorney Help

If my insurance company pays for my medical bills after I have been injured, do I still have to pay back my insurance after I settle my bodily injury claim? Following your injury, your automobile insurance and/or your health insurance carrier may have paid medical...

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Doctor Choice After A Work Injury

Doctor Choice After A Work Injury

All too often, injured workers come to me after a work injury and tell me that their employer sent them to the “company’s doctor.” At first, the employer appears to be doing the injured worker a big favor by sending them to a doctor. But, if the worker’s injury...

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Working With a Managed Care Nurse

Working With a Managed Care Nurse

Does the insurance company nurse have to go into your doctor’s appointment? Frequently, I’m asked whether the insurance company nurse always gets to go into the examination room when the injured employee is seeing that employee’s treating doctor. Upon reporting an...

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Who Pays the Medical Bills After a Work Injury?

Who Pays the Medical Bills After a Work Injury?

After a work related injury, the injured worker’s bills start piling up.  This can be a very stressful time. Recovering from a serious work related injury is difficult.  It can become even more worrisome when the medical bills start piling up. Generally, the employer...

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Returning to Work After a Work Injury

Returning to Work After a Work Injury

I am frequently asked about returning to work after a work injury.  Usually, the worker has the misfortune of being injured seriously enough that the injured worker’s doctor orders the worker to cease all work activities while recuperating from the injury.  This is...

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