So, you have an employee who is consistently late to work, fails to follow company safety procedures, and generally demonstrates behavior that is inconsistent with authority. You want to fire him. But not so fast. The same troublesome employee also filed a worker’s compensation claim for a minor injury within the last year. Your insurance carrier paid the claim and there were no disputes about it. So why does it matter?
Riley Bennett and Egloff, LLP is proud to announce that attorneys Laura Binford and Mark McKinzie have been named as members of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation's Class of 2015 Distinguished Fellows.
Over the course of the last year, the Indiana legislature, pushed in part by lawyers and health care providers alike, have examined and considered changes to Indiana’s Medical Malpractice Act Ind. Code § 34-18-1-1 et. seq. (the “MMA”) In its most simplistic form, the MMA provides that, other than for a few specific exceptions, a claim for medical malpractice cannot proceed in trial court against a “qualified” health care provider until a medical review panel consisting of three independent health care providers reviews the claim and issues an opinion as to whether or not they believe malpractice was committed.
On Tuesday, October, 13 2015, Riley Bennett and Egloff attorneys will volunteer their time at the Ask A Lawyer program and provide free legal advice as a service to community members in need. The Ask A Lawyer program is a one-day community event which is sponsored by the Indianapolis Bar Association and the Indianapolis Bar Foundation, in cooperation with the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library and Indianapolis Public Schools.
An employee was assigned the responsibility of cleaning an area of a large utility plant. He climbed several flights of open stairs and claimed that he dusted the stairways leading to the roof. To let the dust settle, he and a coworker exited a door at the top of the stairs that led to an open roof. Instead of waiting in the open air on a clear day, the employee and his coworker walked 70 feet to an abandoned smoke stack.