Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Lawyers, Guns, and Money

Couldn't think of anything else to call this.

I'm going to see a lawyer tomorrow concerning the settlement I've been offered over the injury I had last August.

No guns, but the will be a lawyer involved, and hopefully some money.

In the meantime, enjoy Warren. He left us far too soon.

Well, I went home with a waitress
The way I always do
How was I to know
She was with the Russians, too

I was gambling in Havana
I took a little risk
Send lawyers, guns and money
Dad, get me out of this

 I'm an innocent bystander
Somehow I got stuck
Between the rock and the hard place
And I'm down on my luck
 Yes I'm down on my luck
Well I'm down on my luck

Now I'm hiding in Honduras
I'm a desperate man
Send lawyers, guns and money
The shit has hit the fan


  1. Good luck - hoping for the best.

  2. Thanks, Jeff.

    I learned a lot about Kalifornia law regarding Worker's Compensation claims. Turns out since this was an on-the-job injury, I *can't* sue my employer for negligence, even though the lawyer agreed that it was most probably their fault that the ONLY stairs on the ship that weren't painted with the high-traction, shoe-grabbing paint were the ones I slipped on, and fell down.

    Oh, well......at this point I'm forced to "play the game", and have a different Doctor examine me. There's no question that I have sustained "Permanent and Stationary" injuries, the question now becomes how much more severe are they than what the first Doctor decided on. So, I have to wait until the paperwork grinds through the system, get some more examinations, probably an MRI or two, and then see what the new Doctor states the "Percentage Disability" they are. At that point, there are certain rules about how the final settlement will be determined.

    The "good" thing about this is that the attorneys are limited to a 15% share of the settlement for all their fees and costs.

    The lawyer I went to was recommended by two different people I used to work with, and has quite a reputation for getting the best settlement possible for his clients. He indicated the percentage assigned to my injury was laughably low for this type of injury, and was typical of what the State Compensation Insurance Fund does.

    Should be an interesting "learning experience" for me.

  3. Good luck and truly enjoyed meeting you today!

  4. Yes, it was great to finally meet my "Scope Mentor", and to meet Larry and Opus.

    I'm sure you, Larry, and I could talk for hours on mil stuff!

  5. Hi Dr. Jim. Lunch was great! I place you on my blogroll just now, just because....


  6. Very pleased to meet you, too Opus!


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