ASSAULT RELATED CHARGES

ASSAULT RELATED CHARGES Assault Cases (1st degree, 2nd degree, 3rd degree) Assault and Battery under Omaha City Code Sexual Assault Crimes Statutory Rape Assault by a Confined Person Assault on a Healthcare Professional, Officer or State Actor Strangulation False Imprisonment Terrorist Threats Disorderly Conduct and Disturbing the Peace Fight by Mutual Consent ASSAULT RELATED CRIMES [...]

DRUG RELATED CHARGES

Types of drug related cases we handle: All Drug Related Cases (possession, transport, or delivery of Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Marijuana, THC derivatives, edibles and more) Drug Possession With Intent to Distribute Interstate 80 and Highway Drug Stops Drug Dog Cases Transport of Drugs from Colorado Drug related DUI/DWI DRUG RELATED CHARGES Attorney Robert Williams If you [...]

Penalties

The penalty provisions of the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Act can be stiff, but with diligent investigation and effective communication, they are easily avoidable. The primary penalties are 50% waiting time penalties on indemnity benefits and attorney’s fees.  The penalties are triggered when an employer and/or insurance carrier fail to pay compensable indemnity or medical expenses […]

First Report of Injury

Nebraska’s workers’ compensation laws require employers to file a First Report of Alleged Occupational Injury or Illness, commonly referred to as a First Report of Injury or FROI, within ten days of the employer receiving notice of an injury. A reportable injury is any injury or diagnosed occupational disease that results in death, time away […]

YOUR PHONE, YOUR RIGHTS (OR ARE THEY YOUR RIGHTS?)

YOUR PHONE, YOUR RIGHTS (OR ARE THEY YOUR RIGHTS?) Search of Your Phone The 4th Amendment to our US Constitution secures your citizen rights of protection of unreasonable search and seizure of your person (you) and your property (personal and real property). In 2014, the United States Supreme Court made a landmark case decision in […]

LOSS OF EARNING CAPACITY

LOSS OF EARNING CAPACITY Our blog post from December 19, 2017, discussed the various types of indemnity benefits owed to injured workers in Nebraska. This blog will discuss loss of earning capacity (LOEC) in greater detail. When an injured worker sustains a whole body injury*, his entitlement to permanent partial disability (PPD) benefits is measured […]

Calculation of Indemnity Benefits

The indemnity benefits owed to an injured worker under the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Act fall into four separate categories. The four categories, which are found in Neb. Rev. Stat. § 48-121, are: (1) Temporary Total Disability; (2) Temporary Partial Disability; (3) Permanent Partial Disability; and (4) Permanent Total Disability. The first step in addressing the […]

Calculating the Average Weekly Wage

Properly calculating the average weekly wage (“AWW”) is one of the more important aspects in evaluating a workers’ compensation claim.  Knowing an injured worker’s AWW is necessary to properly calculate benefit payments and future exposure on a claim.  Further, failure to calculate an accurate weekly wage can lead to a claim for penalties. The calculation […]

SPREAD THE WORD – VETERANS TREATMENT COURT NOW AN OPTION IN NEBRASKA

“Veterans Treatment Court” pilot programs started earlier this year in Douglas and Lancaster County District Courts.  This “Court” is a new arm of the Nebraska Problem Solving Court systems that currently includes Drug Court, Young Adult Court and Mental Health Court, Re-entry Court and Juvenile/Family Drug Treatment Court. The thrust of the Veterans Court is […]