Do I need an attorney?
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Do I need an attorney?

This is a question that my office routinely hears from people who have been injured at work. My response is always, “Even if everything is going perfectly right now, you will inevitably need an attorney. Don’t wait to get one until after a problem occurs because then you risk a situation where an attorney cannot…

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The Employee Retirement Income Security Act

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) of 1974 was intended to provide significant legal protections for workers’ benefits.  In many ways, ERISA did just that. ERISA provided legal protection and fairness in providing employee pension, health insurance and disability insurance benefits. However, there is one aspect of ERISA, called the ‘reservation of discretion’ which…

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Open Medical Rights

Open Medical Rights? What to do when your former attorney won’t help get treatment approved after your case has closed. Over the years, Black & Jones has had several new clients come into our office lost and unsure what to do. Their former attorneys won’t respond to their phone calls after their file closes. They…