I got hurt on the job. I went to their doctors to get checked out and one doctor put me on light duties with no usage of my right arm. Then my company fired me, saying I didn't come back to work after seeing the doctor. Then their workmans comp insurance dropped my case. This was too much so I got a lawyer.
In the mean time I couldn't pay my bills and lost everything including my house and car. I had to go stay with a friend and in so doing I lost all my paperwork for the case. I don't know what to do since I can't remember the name of my attorney. I need to find that out so I can get what is rightfully mine. How can I find out who is handling my case? How can I make sure I get fair compensation for my injuries? Thanks.
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ANSWER for "How can I find my case information?":
Wayne (Nashville, TN):
If you don't have the remnants of any of the documents with your attorney's name and contact information on them, and the attorney didn't file a "Notice of Appearance" in your Workmans Compensation case, you may be in a difficult position.
If your attorney filed a Notice of Appearance with the Workmans Compensation Board or even sent a letter to them her name and contact information will be on record. You should be able to get the information there.
Unfortunately employers have a right to terminate the employment of their employees if they aren't able to perform their job duties and responsibilities. That's the case even if they are being actively treated for their workplace injuries.
If you think Workmans Compensation wrongfully dropped your case you may be able to file suit. To do you it would be in your best interests to hire an attorney. Most Workmans Comp attorneys will not charge for an initial office consultation.
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