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For the second straight year, attorney Joseph C. Biscone was recognized on the 2019 Best Lawyers in America list for workers' compensation law. Joe has proven time and again he's one of the best in the country thanks to his tireless work ethic and ability to win cases for clients. Congratulations on this tremendous honor!Read Full Post
Winter can be unpredictable in Oklahoma City. Freezing temperatures, snow and ice, and gusty winds can come out of nowhere, creating hazards for you and other drivers. Stay safe on the road this season by following Johnson & Biscone’s five tips to avoid winter car accidents.
1. Check the Weather Ahead of Time
Unless you’re a local news junkie, you may not know about impending winter storms until it’s too late. Check the weather, road conditions and traffic before heading out the door each day. When a storm is impacting travels, leave early so you don’t feel the need to rush. If the public is being advised to stay off the roads,…Read Full Post
Law enforcement officers, firefighters and paramedics put themselves in harm’s way to keep us safe. First responders’ unwavering dedication to serving the greater good inspires us to give back, especially when they are hurt on the job.
These real-life heroes face a high risk of work-related injuries due to their dangerous and unpredictable jobs. For instance, police officers are four times more likely to have a non-fatal work injury than the average full-time worker. They can also experience a longer time away from work because they must reach a higher level of recovery before resuming…Read Full Post
An automobile crash is stressful and frightening. Many things run through a driver’s mind: Am I OK? Is anyone else hurt? Can I drive my car? Where is my insurance card? Should I call the police?
Whether it’s a major wreck or it seems like just a fender bender, the answer to the last question is always yes. Obtaining a police report is vital to receiving payment in a disputed insurance claim.
A police report provides important and useful information. Even if everyone initially agrees who was at fault, people can change their minds and their stories. An independent, objective evaluation of what happened and what was said at the scene can boost a claim or sway a decision at…Read Full Post
Health insurance companies’ tendency to put profits before people received a hard-hitting blow in 2018. An Oklahoma jury awarded a $25.5 million verdict against managed health care company Aetna for denying coverage to a cancer patient.
Americans deserve the right to receive medical care based on a doctor’s recommendations, not health insurance company’s profits. When medical appeals don’t work, it’s time to seek legal counsel.
As reported by CNN, Aetna denied proton beam therapy in 2014 to 53-year-old…Read Full Post
Johnson & Biscone client James Bond isn’t a British intelligence officer, but sleuthing skills were necessary to help him win his Social Security disability case.
Bond was injured in 2008 when he was working at the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT). During inclement weather, he slipped and fell from his work truck. He shattered his right ankle, kneecap, elbow and wrist. Bond also tore a muscle and cartilage in his right shoulder.
To make matters worse, Bond had a massive stroke three days later. Doctors said it was caused by a bone shard and temporal lobe clot of the brain. After nearly dying twice, undergoing experimental treatment and receiving last rites…Read Full Post
Just because an auto collision doesn’t cause visible property damage doesn’t mean there won’t be personal injuries.
When Johnson & Biscone’s client Renee Lewis was rear-ended in her car, her left shoulder and elbow were injured, although there was little damage to either vehicle. Renee was taken to a hospital emergency room after the wreck. She later learned her injuries required surgery.
The other driver admitted liability for the collision, but her defense attorney disputed our client’s claim that her injuries were caused by the wreck.
Attorneys Bryce Johnson and Sherman Reed took the time to learn Renee’s story so they could prove their client was telling…Read Full Post
Insurance companies are contacting injured people more quickly than ever. Sometimes, an adjuster is on the phone before an injured person has even made it home from the emergency room or left the scene of an accident.
I wish it were because the companies are genuinely concerned when someone is hurt. Sadly, that is not the case.
Adjusters want to take a statement immediately after an accident, then use it against the injured person to deny claims. Even a statement taken when someone is still shaken and hurt can lock a person into a story that they can never retract.
For example, if an injured person initially reports back pain, any neck-related treatment down the…Read Full Post
If you’ve been injured, you need an attorney who seeks justice on your behalf. You need a lawyer you can trust and who cares about your family. You also need an attorney with a deep understanding of the law, whether you were hurt in a car accident, in the workplace, or anywhere in Oklahoma.
Johnson & Biscone, P.A. is based in Oklahoma City. Our attorneys have a combined experience of almost 100 years. We are compassionate, ethical, and dedicated to serving our clients in all areas of personal injury.
Our attorneys pursue full compensation for clients in cases including:Read Full Post
On June 26, 2018, the Oklahoma Supreme Court upheld the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission’s mandatory use of AMA Guides 6th Edition as directed by the Oklahoma Legislature.
The high court decided, 5-4, in Robert Hill v. American Medical Response, 2018 OK 57, that the mandatory use of AMA Guides 6th Edition was lawful in determining an injured workers’ impairment for all injuries involving a spine, hip, or shoulder.
The AMA Guides set impairment guidelines, which a physician must follow in assessing physical impairment. These impairment ratings are then converted to compensation rates for injured workers. However, these rates are often much lower than…Read Full Post