Can I Choose My Own Workers Comp Doctor?

The short answer is No. The longer answer is detailed below. Often, employees who have been injured at work and call my office want to know why they can’t receive treatment from their primary care doctor or a specialist recommended by their primary care doctor. The best analogy we can come up with is the […]

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Does Workers Compensation Cover Hearing Loss In Indiana

When you work in an industry where you are exposed to especially loud noises, such as manufacturing or construction, you may suffer from hearing loss over time. When this happens, you may need to take some time off from work or stop working altogether so that you can focus on doctor visits and preserving as […]

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Indiana Workers Compensation Law

As an Indiana statutory benefit for employers and employees, Indiana Workers’ Compensation laws create a type of insurance offering. Under the Indiana Work Comp system, an injured Indiana worker will be provided wage replacement (2/3 of their average weekly wage) and medical benefits when they are injured in the course of their Indiana employment. The trade-off for […]

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Expunging DUI Conviction In Indiana

Everyone makes mistakes. The important thing about making mistakes is not whether someone makes them. It is what we do with our lives after. Unfortunately, when it comes to criminal offences, changing one’s life after making a mistake is often extremely difficult. This can especially be true when it comes to DUI and OVWI convictions […]

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Understanding Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage

According to the Insurance Research Council, 16.3% of all drivers in Indiana do not carry any insurance. Outside of Indiana, one in seven drivers have no insurance. Of those who do carry it, they may only purchase the minimum limits required by the state. But, what happens if you get into an accident with one […]

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Defamation Claims in Indiana

Under Indiana law, the elements of a defamation claim are: a communication with defamatory imputation; malice; publication; and Damages. Bochenek v. Walgreen Co., 18 F.Supp.2d 965 (N.D.Ind. 1998). A plaintiff must also prove that the defendant’s fault in publishing the statement amounted to at least negligence. Defamation Per Se In Indiana, a communication constitutes defamation […]

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How Is Income Treated When Applying For Medicaid?

We previously discussed the differences between assets and income in regards to applying for Medicaid. Now we will examine how Medicaid treats income. The information below is an abbreviated overview of individual income taken into account for eligibility under Medicaid. For married couples, both incomes are considered when determining Medicaid eligibility.  When the income is […]

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Medicaid’s Spousal Impoverishment Protection Law

The Spousal Impoverishment Protection Law applies for nursing home admissions occurring on or after September 30, 1989. Protection under the law applies to nursing home, in-home and community type care services under the Medicaid Aged and Disabled Waiver. The purpose of the law is to allow the community spouse to keep some of the couple’s […]

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How is child support calculated in Indiana?

The Indiana child support guidelines state that a child’s quality of life should not be affected by a divorce. One tool the courts use to ensure children are able to maintain their lifestyle is child support, which is typically paid by the noncustodial parent. If you’re filing for a divorce with a child involved, you […]

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