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Category Archives: Hearings

The Long Hearing Process

The Long Hearing Process By Erica Melendez, Associate Attorney A truly frustrating fact for injured workers is the length of time for the hearing process.  A case goes through the hearing process when the injured worker and the insurance carrier cannot agree as to the worker’s right to a certain benefit.  Issues include whether the...

Witnesses

Witnesses By X. Alex Carpio, Partner In most cases there is no need to have lay witnesses unless it involves the issue of compensability. Whether an in jury occurred at work? Are you and employee or independent contractor? Did you report the injury to your supervisor? Did you seek medical attention right away?  The questions...

Further Hearings of Doctors Blog Written By: X. Alex Carpio, Partner/Attorney Snow, Carpio & Weekley I always tell my clients that their case is only as good as their own treating doctor says. If you do not have a doctor that will support your medical treatment, there will be no way a lawyer can fight...