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Workers Compensation Montana

How To Calculate My Personal Injury Compensation In Montana

Calculating your personal injury compensation in Montana can be broken down into several factors which include:

  • Costs/Expenses
  • Attorney’s fees
  • Economic or Special Damages-past and future medical expenses, past, and future lost earnings/earning capacity, and past and future loss of household services Non-Economic or General Damages-past and future physical and emotional pain and suffering and past and future loss of established course of life/enjoyment
  • Fault-Total compensation will be reduced by your percentage of fault in causing your injuries

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Types of Medical Malpractice Claims in Montana

Medical malpractice claims in Montana are similar to personal injury claims in that there are deadlines by which an injured person needs to file a claim. Unfortunately, Medical malpractice is not always immediately apparent and thus victims of medical malpractice often times have their claims barred by Montana’s 2-year statute of limitations.

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Construction Accident Injury Attorney

The Most Common Construction Accidents

And How To Find The Right Construction Accident Lawyer

Construction is responsible for more workplace accidents than any other industry in the USA. Many of these accidents are preventable. A workers compensation lawyer can help you after a construction accident, but prevention is the best option. It is important to understand how construction accidents can happen and what standards your work environment has in place for your safety.

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What To Do After A Workplace Injury?

Know the right steps to take to report your injury and get workers compensation

In the event of a workplace injury, you need to know the right steps to protect yourself and to get workplace injury compensation. Here is what to do after a workplace injury:

  1. Get first aid/medical help immediately.
  2. Promptly notify your supervisor with as many details as possible about the injury.
  3. Fill out a claim for workers compensation in writing and provide it to your employer.
  4. Settle disputes with the help of a Montana workers comp lawyer

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Am I Entitled To Workers Compensation

Am I Entitled to Workers Compensation?

A lawyer’s look at workers comp requirements in Montana

How does the worker’s comp system operate in Montana?

Montana worker’s comp system covers medical costs, wage loss, and other benefits without regard to fault. All businesses in Montana with employees are required by law to provide worker’s compensation insurance. The insurance covers injuries suffered by a worker if they meet workers comp eligibility requirements and can prove they were injured in the course and scope of their employment.

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Automotive Personal Injury Lawsuit Timeline

Navigating Automotive or Injury Lawsuits

Navigating your first automotive accident or injury lawsuit can be a stressful and confusing time. To make things easier, we have put together an automotive personal injury lawsuit timeline.

We will discuss how long you have to file an auto personal injury lawsuit in Montana, as well as what you can file for, and what steps you need to take. This article will familiarize you with the process and what you can expect. Continue reading “Automotive Personal Injury Lawsuit Timeline”


Are Dashboard Cameras Admissible For Montana Car Accident Claims?

In recent years dashcams have become increasingly popular in Montana and throughout America. The advances in small camera technology have made dashcams, or alternatives like the GoPro, affordable and easy to use in cars. Having video evidence can make a big difference in Montana auto accident claims.


A dashcam is shorthand for dashboard camera. As the name suggests, it is a camera that sits on your dashboard or is attached to the windshield. Dashcams face forward and capture footage of the cars first-person view. Dashcam videos can be used by Montana car accident lawyers to support testimony. Continue reading “Are Dashboard Cameras Admissible For Montana Car Accident Claims?”

Montana Takes Action to Reduce Car Accidents on Two-Lane Highways

Located at the cross-section of two dangerous two-lane highways near the Canadian border lies the windy railroad town of Havre, Montana.   Havre is the eighth largest city in Montana.

Unlike most Montana cities, which are connected by at least one interstate, Havre has no access to an interstate. It can only be accessed by two-lane highways.  As a result, those who drive to Havre face more safety hazards than those who drive to other cities in Montana.

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