"We give it to you straight. We might even tell you something you rather not accept. But it will be the truth. The unvarnished, unsweetened, unabashed truth.” Longshore Lawyer – Bill Turley
My Best Advice
The Best thing you can do for you and your family while dealing with your Longshore Case, is to always tell the truth. No matter what. Your case depends on your honesty. If a judge suspects you are not being honest , then your case will be thrown out.
I have seen it many times in court. Trust me. Do not start a little white lie. Just be honest with your attorney and honest about your injury, and you will be better off.
My Second Best Advice
Order my free book, Win Your Injury Case: The Ultimate No B.S. Guide To Avoiding Insurance Company Tricks That Ruin Your Case [ even before you hire a lawyer]. It is full of helpful and useful information that will teach you what to do and not what to do when handling your Longshore Act Case. Do your research folks, and you will succeed in court.
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The LHWCA Insurance Company Sent me a Notice of Controversion - What Should I Do?
This is a very common question. The simple and easy answer is it's time to lawyer-up. It's time to find the very best Longshore Act Lawyer you can. However, we realize you might want more than "Hire a good LHWCA Lawyer." While this is the best advice we can give you - we will also provide some candid insight.
What Is A Longshore LS-207 - - Notice of Controversion?
It is a form. But this form can really cause you a lot of problems. Under the law, LHWCA insurance companies are supposed to file an LS-207 - - Notice of Controversion when they cut off your LHWCA benefits.
Read The Fine Print
The form LS-207 will usually state the reasons why the LHWCA insurance company is denying your benefits. Read it carefully. Your job is to marshal the evidence in your case to over-come the reason(s) why the LHWCA insurance carrier is denying your Longshore Act claim.
In other words, you need to prepare today for the Longshore insurance company cutting off your LHWCA weekly benefits or not approving needed medical care today. This is the number one reason why you need to lawyer up before your benefits are cut off. If you get an LS-207 Notice of Controversion in the mail - - don't wait - immediately hire the best Longshore Lawyer you can find. This is how the Longshore insurance company tells you they are denying your claim.
Your next Step? Emergency Informal Conference
Once you obtain the evidence to overcome the Controversion, your next step must be to request a Telephonic Emergency Informal Conference before the United States Department of Labor. Your request needs to provide the evidence needed to win your claim.
Disclaimer: Please understand these discussions and/or examples are not legal advice. All legal situations are different. This testimonial, endorsement and/or discussion does not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter, your particular case/ situation and/or this particular case/ situation. Thanks, Bill Turley