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Liz, Two Cases in One.

    Liz's case is made up from a few of our cases.

    Seeing how Liz's workers compensation case progresses may help you better understand what to expect in your case.

    You may also want to see what happens to Clayton, Jason and Gloria in their workers compensation cases.

Liz's Injury at Work

    Liz is a visiting nurse. While leaving a patient's apartment, she slips on an icy walkway, falls and fractures her ankle.  She is out of work for eight weeks while recovering from her slip and fall accident.


Liz's Cases: Workers Compensation and Personal Injury

    Liz has a Connecticut workers compensation case.  She will be paid while she is out of work and for any permanent disability.  Her doctor's bills will also be paid.


    Liz’s lawyer tells her she can also file a Connecticut personal injury claim against the owners of the apartment building.  Her lawyer also tells her that if she gets money from the personal injury case, she will have to pay back the workers compensation insurance company what they have paid her and her doctors on her claim plus what they are likely to pay in the future.


What Could Happen Next

Liz Settles Her Personal Injury Case With the Building’s Owners

    Liz’s lawyer has recommended that she settle her personal injury case against the owners of the apartment building and she agrees.

    Liz’s lawyer tries to work out a deal with the workers compensation insurance company about how much Liz will have to pay them from her personal injury case.  If a deal cannot be worked out, the workers compensation commissioner will decide how much should be paid from Liz's personal injury claim to the workers compensation insurance company by calculating what Liz's doctors bills and payments for lost work and permanent disability have been and will be in the future.


Liz Wins Her Personal Injury Case Against the Building’s Owners

    Liz and her lawyer win her personal injury claim against the building's owners in court.  Her lawyer tries to work out a deal with the workers compensation insurance company about how much they will be paid.  If they cannot agree, then the court will decide.


Liz Loses Her Personal Injury Case Against the Building’s Owners

  At trial, the jury decides that the building’s owners are not responsible for her fall.  Liz will not get any money for her personal injury claim.  She will not have to pay back the workers compensation company anything.  She will not owe any lawyers fees for her personal injury case.



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