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My father was injured today in the workplace. He is an

My father was injured today in the workplace. He is an engineer at a testing facility at a rural location and only one other employee was present. (Although, the coworker allegedly did not witness the incident.) My dad received trauma to the head (front and back), has a subarachnoid hemorrhage (bleeding in the brain), broken toes, and contusions all over his body. His coworker did not call 911, drove him to the ER himself, and did not provide a clear story as to what happened. Unfortunately, the head injury was so severe, my dad cannot remember what happened (and is still in the hospital). I am concerned that we are not getting the full story -- and I want to make sure that his injury makes him eligible for Workers Compensation. (There are more details to this as well, e.g., his coworker is actually not from the parent company but a subcontracting unit.) Generally, what course of action should I take? I contacted HR to request a personal injury report form, but have not received anything.

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I bought plywood sheets at Lowes and the store associate loaded

I bought plywood sheets at Lowes and the store associate loaded it on top of my car, tied it down, and told me it was secure and I was good to go. I get on the highway and the sheets come off the top of my car and hit the car behind me. The police report said no injuries were reported and the other driver took some cosmetic damages to his car. I'm in PA, the other driver is also a PA driver and the accident happened in PA. I thought this was a no-fault state, but I have no idea what that means -can he sue for pain and suffering? I called Lowes and they said they won't have anything to do with it. How do I hold Lowes responsible?

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In 2012 my wife was hit by another driver and went to hospital

In 2012 my wife was hit by another driver and went to hospital for evaluation. We turned our clam in to the at faults insurance, they paid her car damage promptly. my wife was left with some nerve damage however not dissabilitating. We decided we would ask to have medical bills paid and lost wages approximate 2 weeks . That was it, we had been given a claim number for hospital to file for medical bills. Once they started filing the insurance told them the claim number was wrong and the would have an agent contact them with the correct one. The hospital attempted for 18 months( documented,) to contact them again to no avail. In the mean time we faxed three copies of lost time and wages to them , important to know also three different agent worked our case for some reason. time passed when we got to talk to an agent they said it was processing. We assumed every thing was handled ,we had received no bills or calls from hospital. Then out of the blue a officer showed up with a notice to appear in court for hospital bill, immediately she call hospital billing agent. She explained the insurance claim was filed and they took the claim number again and told her she did not need to appear in court it would be re filed. Three years later I'm trying to get a home loan and discover a 16000.00 judgement against me, I have had no attempts to contact me or my wife to collect this to date, not to mention our insurance would have paid bill if we had know about this. Now everyone says time is up to settle? We did file in time ,they didn't complete settlelment, What can we do? They did finally say our 3rd fax was received after settlement time.

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I drive Semi, and was hit by a car on I=635 in Mesquite TX.

I drive Semi, and was hit by a car on I=635 in Mesquite TX. ( I am from MI) only an incident report was filed as both vehicles were drive-able, and she claimed no injuries. About 10 days later we get a letter from an attorney in TX claiming she was injured in the incident. Her insurance company found her at fault. I have a perfect driving and safety record, with over 15 yrs in the industry with no chargeable accidents or claims. Now this lawyer wants my 10 yr work history, any alcohol, drug screen, training, logs for six months prior, 3 months post (hasn't been 3 months since incident) all cell phone records and the list went on and on.I firmly believe this claim to be fraudulent, and the request intrusive and an attempt to slander and tarnish my professional reputation. They were provided with the insurance companies information and contact, and as far as we can tell (owner of company and myself) they have not contacted the insurance company to file a claim for injury. What if anything can I do? Can I sue her for attempting to damage my reputation?

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Can a police but u at fault of a accident wen u wasent in you

Can a police but u at fault of a accident wen u wasent in you was rear ended trunk want close but was in the hospital wen police arrive to scene a hour late in took the person who hit me side wrote out report make it hospital in then say let me get u a copy of report without talking to u got u as unit one the guy told them I was reversing my car I was just getting of work the accident occurred in middle of street 6432 s damen my address 6505 s damen so how was I at fault my house is past the light couple inches from house

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I was diagnosed with right median wrist synovitis and right

I was diagnosed with right median wrist synovitis and right median wrist neuritis. Both caused due to repetitive use at work, and an auto accident (unrelated to work) contributed to these conditions. Would I be able claim Worker's Compensation even thoughsymptoms about 1 month after the accident? Or is the at fault insurance responsible? Or could they both be responsible with worker's compensation taking majority of the responsibility?

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My car was rear ended as I was turning into Lifecare of Raynham

My car was rear ended as I was turning into Lifecare of Raynham resulting in my car being totaled. The driver is not the owner of the car. The owner had $5000 insurance in personal property which doesn't even cover the Kelly Blue book value. I had other expenses ie: towing and storage, Also a car rental. I did not have collision on my car as it was a 2003, no outstanding loan. Should I name the owner or the driver in Small Claims Court. Also, the owner's lawyer has threatened me saying that if I sued the owner, he would sue me. I said thank you and hung up before I lost my temper. I don't like being threatened. I do not have a lawyer. What I want to know is just who should I name in Small Claims, the driver or the owner. It was 100% the fault of the driver. Their insurance company wants me to sign a release which also names the driver and owner. I have not signed anything because $5000 doesn't even cover the Kelly Blue Book and to replace my pristine car with 65,000 miles on it would cost me $4000 more to replace my car..

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The city was cutting grass in a ditch in front of my house.

The city was cutting grass in a ditch in front of my house. It Launched several rocks that dented the side of my vehicle. They are claiming that because I dropped my insurance on that vehicle that they don't have to pay for the damages. The car is parked inside my yard with forsale signs on it because I bought a new truck. The dealership didn't want to give me what it's worth so I'm trying to sell it outright. I have gotten 3 estimates all around $1200. They have admitted guilt but say they don't have to pay because I transferred my insurance

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Dwayne B.

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Husband got two months ago into a car accident. No

Husband got two months ago into a car accident. No casualties. Lady in the other car said that my husband had the red light but the husband says she had the red light. His car was only little damaged. Her car has one side swiped but no one got hurt. Shewanted to leave the scene to take her grandson to school. She did not wait for police. My husband caled for the cops. Cops wrote a report as inconclusive for who is at fault. Now the lady wants to escalate the situation to the insurance company for them topay her damages because she feels that my husband is at fault. Insurance didn't pay because the report was inconclusive. What are the outcomes here that could happen?

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