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Shasteen & Morris, P.C.
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Attorneys handling work comp, personal injury, and bad medication cases
Attorneys handling work comp, personal injury, and bad medication cases

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What does it mean to be permanently and totally disabled
If you have been told that you might be permanently totally disabled in the future, I cannot urge you enough to contact an experienced Nebraska Workers' Compensation attorney.  Depending on your situation, the right way to handle this can vary.  A settlemen...
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Nebraska Workers' Compensation Lawyers' Verdicts
A lot of people want to know what kind of "verdict" you are likely to get in a Nebraska Workers' Compensation case. Workers' Compensation Court is different from other courts you might be familiar with.  There are no juries.  The cases are tried in front of...
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Am I entitled to a "second opinion" in my Nebraska Workers' Compensation case?
Maybe you wanted to avoid causing trouble with your employer and the work comp carrier, so you agreed to go to their choice of doctor. What happens if (or sadly and all too often, when) that provider says you can return to work without restrictions, even th...
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What if there was no "specific" accident?
Sometimes claims are denied because there was no
specific accident.  Does there need to be?  Not necessarily.  You can
develop a compensable work comp injury as a result of repetitive work. 
You
may have a repetitive trauma injury develop
slowly over ...
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Does an injured worker have to go to the company doctor?
Where should a worker go for treatment when he or she is
hurt?  Ideally, his or her own primary care doctor – that is,
someone who has treated them before, even if just for the occasional
cold.  In Nebraska, if a worker has a primary care doctor who has ...
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Nurse case managers in Workers' Compensation cases
Many people find themselves startled when a nurse
case manager shows up at their doctor’s appointment.  It is important to
remember that this person is hired by the insurance company, even if he
or she holds himself or herself out to be
independent.  Pa...
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What is an employee in Nebraska?
It seems like a pretty simple question.  Are you
someone’s employee or not?  In most cases, this is a really easy “yes”
answer.  Generally, you know that you are an employee – you receive a
W2, you report for work at a set time and location
each day, yo...
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"In fact, employers are paying the lowest rates for workers’ comp insurance since the 1970s. And in 2013, insurers had their most profitable year in over a decade, bringing in a hefty 18 percent return."
To everyone who has been told the lie that Workers' Compensation is a burden on employers, this statistic cited in a recent ProPublica piece tells a very different story. ProPublica has a brilliant, data-loaded series that is more than worth a look for anyo...
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Do I have to have surgery for my work comp injury?
A lot of injured workers have a fear of surgery.  Perhaps they've already had a surgery that failed, or else maybe the idea of being under anesthesia makes them a little faint.  In some cases, they simply do not want a procedure without 100% assurance that ...
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Pre-existing conditions
Has your Workers' Compensation case been denied because of a "pre-existing condition"?  If that pre-existing condition was worsened, aggravated, or "lit up" by your work injury, then you probably still have a compensable claim.  This is one of the most comm...
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