Medical appointments are made for a reason. If you skip your scheduled medical appointments, not only may your health suffer but your Workers’ Compensation case will as well. If you must miss, call the doctor’s office and tell them why you cannot make the appointment and attempt to reschedule.…

Workers’ Compensation is generally a very poor substitute for a job. You will never be fully compensated for your injuries for any permanent disability that may result. As your lawyer, I can only recover for you what the law permits. It is my belief that workers’ compensation benefits in Nebraska are, in many ways, not adequate.…

Because of current computerized sharing of information between insurance companies and in the discovery phase of litigation, it is highly probable that the workers’ compensation insurance company will learn of any pre-existing injuries or illnesses. By not acknowledging past (or subsequent) injuries or conditions, your employer may make you out to be a liar or a faker regarding the seriousness of your injuries thereby compromising your ability to recover benefits.…

You are entitled to recover mileage to and from medical appointments at a rate per mile established by the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Act. Keep track of the dates you go to the doctor, hospital or therapist, your round trip miles traveled, and the identity of the healthcare provider seen.…

It is extremely important that you as the patient discuss all of your injuries with your doctors. Unless the doctors know about your injuries and symptoms, you will not be properly treated and your medical records may be inadequate to support your compensation claim.…

Always give a thorough history of where your pain came from. Your mind is thinking, “I just want to get better. I just want this pain to go away.” The doctors, nurses, therapists and technicians are thinking the same thing. Later on, if no one thought to discuss when and how the pain came on, it will appear to a judge that work may not be the cause.…

The Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court Act allows for travel costs to and from health care providers. The current mileage table allows for 58 cents per mile for miles travelled in 2019.  This is up slightly for miles traveled in past years.…