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Amidst political turmoil on Capitol Hill, the government can reach a point of shutdown. During this time, numerous federal services come to a halt, leaving many to wonder about the status of their workers' compensation benefits.
If you are unable to work because of a work-related injury in Montana, you may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) in addition to workers' compensation benefits. The relationship between these benefits can be complicated, here’s what you need to know.
At some point during your WC claim the medical providers you’ve seen for your injury will determine you are at maximum medical improvement, MMI. What does that mean and what does it mean for your WC claim?
Sometimes, a work-related injury happens over time and not on a specific day from a specific accident. Don't miss out on your opportunity to seek workers' compensation benefits.
Sometimes, a work injury can be the last straw for a hardworking Montanan who is nearing their retirement. If a worker has done heavy physical work their whole life and an injury takes them out of work, it may be too late for them to start a new career.
Attorney Paul D. Odegaard was recognized by Best Lawyers, a peer review website for legal professionals, for inclusion in the 26th edition of 'The Best Lawyers in America'. Lawyers were evaluated on multiple levels and chosen by a competitive selection process.
Workers' compensation is a state-regulated insurance program that provides financial reimbursements for any work-related illnesses and injuries. Workers' compensation can cover a wide variety of injuries and illnesses, but what happens if a claimant waits too long to file a claim?
After sustaining an injury at work, it can be difficult to determine the best course of action to ensure you obtain the compensation you deserve for recovery. It's easy to get overwheled by the distictions between workers' compensation and personal injury and what your options are.
Between continuous motion, heavy lifting, and dangerous conditions, accidents in the workplace may happen at any time. If you or a loved one has sustained an injury while on the clock, you may be able to file a workers' comp claim.
Most people have heard about Workers' Compensation benefits, but unless a person has actually had to file and pursue a "work comp" claim, few people have a full understanding of how the work comp "system" works.
If you were injured in an accident caused by someone's else's negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. There are two types of damages you may recover as a plaintiff: compensatory damages and punitive damages.