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About David Lutz LLC
David Lutz is the founding attorney of David M. Lutz LLC and focuses his practice on representing injured workers. He has represented thousands of injured workers before the Indiana Worker’s Compensation Board.
“Whether it is trying your case or settling your case, my responsibilities are to advise you so that you can make the right decision. Rather than tell you what to do, I strive to give you all options available to you and discuss those options with you so that you can make the best decision that fits your person situation.”
How do we charge?
Our office will not an initial consultation fee. If you decide to hire us, we do not charge any fees up front. If you hire us with a settlement offer already made by the insurance carrier, we will typically agree not to charge any attorney fee unless we recover additional monies. For example, if you come to us with an offer $10,000 and we take your case, and after six months we are not able to get your any additional monies, we will not charge any attorney fees. We will discuss this in more detail at our initial meeting with you. We will also our attorney fee agreement in writing.
Indiana Workers Compensation Lawyer
When you suffer an on the job injury, not only do you have to deal with your physical injury, but you also have to deal with your employer as well as your employer’s worker’s compensation insurance carrier.
When you are injured on the job, you have certain rights under the Indiana Worker’s Compensation Statute. Your right to compensation including medical care are dictated by the Indiana Worker’s Compensation Statute. When you are injured on the job, you have a claim against your employer for worker’s compensation benefits. Your claim against the employer falls within the exclusive jurisdiction of the Indiana Worker’s Compensation Board. This means that you cannot successful file suit in State Court. You do not have a right to a jury trial. You do not have a claim for pain and suffering as you would have in a regular civil suit involving personal injury.
We at David M. Lutz LLC understand the complexities of the issues you are
dealing with. We will be by your side advising you of your rights are
obligations. We will handle your dealings with the insurance company as well as
the insurance adjuster. We will handle all aspects of your case so that you can
focus on your medical care and get back to work.
If you have been injured on the job you should seek the assistance of an
experienced Indiana Worker’s Compensation attorney. You can contact our
office and set up a free
legal consultation with an
experienced in the Indiana Worker’s Compensation Laws.
We will schedule an initial consultation with you are no cost. We handle worker’s compensation cases all over the state of Indiana. We have represented injured employees throughout all four corners of the state from Fort Wayne to Evansville, Crown Pointe to Madison. We will either meet with you in person or by telephone. Homes visits and hospital visits are available.
Whether it is trying your case or settling your case, my responsibilities are to advise you so that you can make the right decision.
Indiana Workers Comp FAQ's
Three types: 1)Wage Replacement Benefits 2)Medical Care and Money if the Medical care can't return you to pre-injury health status.
The maximum rate is set by the legislature and changes, sometimes, every year. It might be better to indicate "not to exceed maximum allowed per statute". July 1, 2016, the maximum average weekly wages is $1170, so the maximum wage replacement benefits weekly would be $780.00.
Indiana is considered an "employment at-will" state. This means that Indiana employers may hire, fire, promote, demote, layoff, suspend, set their own work hours and policies at their discretion; so long as the do not discriminate against their employees because of their age, sex, race, religion, national origin, or disability.
Yes, but if you are fired because your injury prevents you from performing your job then your employer or the insurer would be obligated to pay you Temporary Total Disability payments.
The Worker's Compensation Board does not send checks. In Indiana, employers must carry private insurance. Those insurers administer and pay claims to injured workers. The Board administers the Worker's Compensation Act and resolves disputes between workers and their employers or the employer's worker's compensation insurance carrier. So, unless some dispute arises, the Indiana Worker's Compensation Board is not involved in your claim.