Legal Glossary: Understand Key Terms with Jon Marlowe Law


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Lawyer for Workers’ Comp: A legal professional who specializes in representing workers who have sustained injuries or illnesses while on the job. They assist clients in filing workers’ compensation claims and ensuring they receive appropriate benefits.

Personal Injury Claim Process: The series of steps involved in pursuing a personal injury claim, including gathering evidence, negotiating with insurance companies, and potentially filing a lawsuit to seek compensation for damages.

Personal Injury Law: The legal framework that governs cases where individuals seek compensation for injuries or harm they have suffered due to the negligence or wrongdoing of others. It encompasses a wide range of situations, including accidents, product liability, and medical malpractice.

Personal Injury Lawsuit: A legal action initiated by an individual who has suffered physical or psychological harm due to the negligence or wrongful actions of another party. The injured person seeks compensation for their damages through a lawsuit.

Social Security Disability Benefits: Financial assistance provided by the government to individuals who are unable to work due to a disability. These benefits help support individuals with disabilities and are administered through the Social Security Administration.

Spinal Cord Injury Attorney: A lawyer with expertise in cases involving injuries to the spinal cord. These attorneys represent individuals who have sustained spinal cord injuries and help them seek compensation for medical expenses and other damages.

SSDI Attorney: An attorney who specializes in Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) cases. They assist individuals in navigating the complex SSDI application process and represent clients in appeals if their initial claims are denied.

Temporary Disability: A type of workers’ compensation benefit provided to injured workers who are temporarily unable to perform their job duties due to a work-related injury or illness. These benefits are typically provided until the worker can return to work or reach maximum medical improvement.

Whiplash Settlements: Financial agreements reached between parties involved in personal injury cases where the victim has suffered whiplash, typically caused by rapid neck movements, often seen in car accidents.

Work Injury Claim: A formal request made by an injured worker to receive workers’ compensation benefits. This claim outlines the details of the injury and the worker’s request for compensation.

Work Injury Lawyer: An attorney who specializes in cases involving injuries sustained at the workplace. They assist injured workers in navigating the workers’ compensation system and, if applicable, pursuing legal action against responsible parties.

Work Injury Report: A document submitted by an injured employee to their employer or supervisor detailing the circumstances of a workplace injury. It serves as the initial record of the incident.

Workers’ Comp Attorney: Similar to a workers’ comp lawyer, an attorney who focuses on workers’ compensation cases, representing injured workers in legal matters related to their workplace injuries.

Workers’ Comp Coverage: Insurance coverage that provides benefits to employees who suffer work-related injuries or illnesses. Employers are typically required to carry workers’ compensation insurance to provide these benefits.

Workers’ Comp Lawyer: A legal professional who specializes in workers’ compensation cases. They advocate for injured workers to ensure they receive benefits such as medical treatment, lost wages, and disability benefits as a result of workplace injuries.

Workers’ Compensation Insurance: Insurance policies purchased by employers to cover the costs of workers’ compensation benefits. This insurance provides financial protection to employers and ensures that injured workers receive necessary benefits.

Workman’s Comp Cases: Legal cases involving workers’ compensation, which may include disputes over benefit amounts, claims denial, or other issues related to workplace injuries.

Workman’s Comp: An informal abbreviation for workers’ compensation, referring to the system of benefits and insurance that provides financial support to workers injured on the job.