There are a plethora of legal terms involved in your case. Our legal dictionary helps define terms that can become confusing from A-Z.
A form used to report a work related injury or illness directly to your employer.
The term used by insurance companies and others involved in processing an injury compensation claim.
Auto accident cases: Claims administrators are generally employed directly by an insurance company and work to balance the interests of the insurance company against the interests of the person filing a claim.
Workers compensation cases: Generally, claims …
A judicial order by a workers’ compensation judge to allow a lump sum payment of part or all of your permanent disability award.
Comparative negligence: reduces the amount of damages a plaintiff can recover based upon the plaintiff’s own negligent contribution to the injury.
Pure comparative negligence:
Plaintiffs can recover some percentage from a defendant who is liable regardless of the extent of their own negligence.
Modified comparative negligence:
Plaintiffs are allowed a partial recovery just like …
Contributory negligence: is only followed in a few states and is not the law in Kansas. In tort law, contributory negligence bars recovery for an injury where a plaintiff had any fault whatsoever in contributing towards the cause of the injury.
Example 1: A plaintiff and defendant crash into each other …
An injury caused by repeated events or repeated exposure at work.
Examples: hurting your wrist doing the same motion over and over or losing your hearing because of constant loud noise.