Archive for the ‘Workplace Injuries’ Category

Is this an abuse of your system?

terell davisI have known a lot of working folks with legitimate work place injuries who have tried to get California Workers Comp benefits.

I always thought our California Workers Comp system was set up to help the working person in need. Someone who needed a little help when he or she was injured on the job. Something to sort of hold them over until they healed up and could get back to work.

So why did the NFL Super Bowl MVP Terrell Davis of the Denver Broncos, a running back who signed a $6.8 million contract for playing football, who also made a fortune in endorsements including a deal with Campbell’s soup, and who has since retired and is appearing in movies and TV shows – why has he received a $199,000 injury settlement from a California Workers Compensation court for injuries he claims he received playing in the couple of football games in California?

If you don’t believe me, take a look at the article today where it was reported: Professional athletes cashing in on worker’s comp in California

We want to hear what you think. Is this honest? Is it moral? Is it right?

Higher Legal was started to help people with legitimate claims find honest lawyers.

(Guess what, we didn’t represent Mr. Davis)


Naked Personal Injury Lawyers!

Today on the radio I heard one of the craziest lawyer story’s of all time.  The story was about naked personal injury lawyers who were walking around blindfolded in the forest and sitting around naked in a big tent tent passing around a ……..well, you have to read it for yourself.  All I could think was, “What has the legal profession come to?”

The story was featured on the John & Ken radio show on KFI AM 640 and it had to do with a recently filed lawsuit against the Los Angeles personal injury law firm Bisnar/Chase. I’m not making this up. See for yourself. Here is a copy of the actual lawsuit. Steven Eggleston vs. Bisnar Chase To read even more about this crazy suit you can also read articles in the Orange County Register or in the ABA Journal and in the Houston Press .

It all has to do with a supposed retreat that this personal injury lawyer from the Bisnar/Chase firm was supposed to go on at a place called the The Mankind Project.  According to the articel in the Houston Press this retreat center had some questionalble programs.

The lawsuit includes causes of action for sexual harassment, retaliation and constructive termination.

Bottom line, this is one heck of a crazy story. Check it out!