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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.

Delay letter

A letter sent by insurance companies offering an explanation on why payments may be delayed.  The letter will generally include what information is necessary for the insurance company to process a claim and timelines on when a decision will be finalized for the insurance payment.

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Demurrer

A written response to a complaint.  The response occurs when a defendant asserts the law used by a plaintiff is insufficient or inapplicable, even though alleged facts may be true.

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Denied Workers’ Compensation Claim

Occurs when an insurance company believes your injury or illness is not covered by workers’ compensation and they have notified you of the decision.

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Disability

Physical or mental impairments that limit or affect your life activities.  A condition that makes engaging in routine daily tasks, physical, social, and work, more difficult.

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Disability Management

A process to prevent disability from occurring or to intervene early, following the start of a disability, to mitigate the damage a disability might have on one’s life.  Disability management is most effective by starting early in the recovery process for severe injury cases like spinal injuries. It is common for a team of …

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Duty

Duty /duːti/
Ordinarily, people owe a duty to those around them to use a standard of due care such that a “reasonable person” would use in the same situation.  Someone may owe you a duty because it was established by a law, a contract, their relationship to you, a duty they …

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Electronic Adjudication Management System (EAMS)

An electronic system intended to simplify and improve the Division of Workers’ Compensation case management process.

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Essential Functions

Duties considered fundamental to a job. When being considered for alternative work, you must have both the physical and mental qualifications to fulfill the job’s essential functions.

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Filing

Sending or delivering a document as part of the legal process. The date of filing is generally the date the document is received.

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Future medical

On-going right to medical treatment for an injury.

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Case Results

  • $8,600,000: Auto Accident Judgment
  • $6,000,000: Negligence
  • $4,000,000: Accidental Dismemberment
  • $3,540,068: SUV Rollover
  • $3,000,000: Insurance Bad Faith Claim
  • $2,650,000: Vehicle Rollover Accident

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Michelle M.

The whole staff was wonderful to work with to get my Disability benefits. They were there gathering data as soon as it was requested. I would like to thank all of you for your help.

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.

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We had no idea what to do and your group really help; I am really sorry I wasn’t much help either!   But you helped me understand!   I believe you did the best you could for him!  I’ve got him from here.  Thank you, Gary and team.

-AK

It was a secure feeling to know our medical bills were going to be paid.  We always looked forward to coming into the office to talk to staff.  Staff was so friendly and kind.   Thank you so much Gary for your concern.

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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

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Patterson Legal Group has helped over 3800 injured clients and counting! injured clients and counting!

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