Legal Dictionary

Legal Dictionary

There are a plethora of legal terms involved in your case. Our legal dictionary helps define terms that can become confusing from A-Z.

Claim form

A form used to report a work related injury or illness directly to your employer.

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Claims administrator

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 …

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Commutation

A judicial order by a workers’ compensation judge to allow a lump sum payment of part or all of your permanent disability award.

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Comparative Negligence

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 …

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Contributory Negligence

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 …

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Cumulative injury (CT)

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.

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Case Results

  • $1,400,000: Motorcycle Accident
  • $161,000: Drivers collide at sharp curve in middle of roadway as cornfield obstructed view
  • $500,000: Tow-Truck Operator Struck and Killed
  • $529,000: Workers Compensation
  • $225,000: Auto Accident; at unmarked intersection resulted in death
  • $3,000,000: Insurance Bad Faith Claim

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Dan S.

I am extremely impressed on how professional, kind and helpful PLG and the staff responded to my claim. They were on top of everything all the time. Couldn’t have done it without them. I will definitely refer PLG to all my family and friends. Thank you so much. Dan S

Steve G

Thanks to everyone! You all made the entire process easy. My hat is off to your entire team. Amie, Mary, job well done! Gary, thank you for explaining the process from start to finish during our first visit.

Danielle L

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Constance O.

I felt my case was handled with the utmost care and efficiency. Thank you for all your hard work on my behalf.

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