We are pleased to announce that attorney Brynne Holsten Puhl has recently been rated an AV Preeminent® lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell, a "lawyer rating" service established in 1868. This is the highest peer rating standard. This rating signifies that a large number of Brynne's peers rank her at the highest level of professional excellence for her legal knowledge, communication skills, and ethical standards. The AV Preeminent® rank is held by only 10 percent of all lawyers.
We are pleased to announce President of the firm, Ryan Holsten, was elected by attorneys throughout the state to serve as an attorney member of the Judicial Nominating Committee for the Nebraska Workers' Compensation Court, and Attorney Brynne Holsten Puhl was elected to serve as an alternate attorney member. Should a vacancy arise in the Nebraska Workers' Compensation Court, the Judicial Nominating Committee identifies at least two qualified candidates to submit to the Governor, who appoints a candidate to fill the judicial vacancy. Congratulations Ryan and Brynne!
Eric B. Brown Receives Super Lawyer Designation
The sun and beautiful weather makes you appreciate Nebraska summers. With ice and snow off the roads, it feels like the highways are safer. Unfortunately, summer brings a new hazard to Nebraska roads.
According to AAA, the days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are the' “100 deadliest Days” for teen drivers.
The decision came in. It was not what you had hoped for. After being unable to return to work for quite some time, your company’s insurer decided your injuries were not severe enough to warrant workers’ compensation. You went to see their doctor in good faith, but that doctor has apparently determined that your injuries were not caused by your workplace accident.
You know better, however. If your workers’ compensation claim was denied, here are three things you should do.
If you are a nurse, chances are you know of several people in your line of work that have suffered a workplace injury. Perhaps you have been injured in the course of completing your job duties. It's no doubt that the medical care field is full of potentially hazardous conditions that can cause workplace injuries.
In the United States, the nursing industry leads workplace injuries. Here are the top causes of injury to nurses and how to lessen the risk of becoming an injury statistic.
Atwood, Holsten, Brown, Deaver & Spier Law Firm is pleased to announce that attorneys Corey L. Stull and Jeanette Stull have joined the firm.
Attorney Christa Binstock Israel was recently selected to the Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers Rising Stars List in the practice area of Workers' Compensation (Great Plains). The Super Lawyers' Rising Stars list recognizes attorneys 40 years old or younger or who have been practicing law for 10 years or less who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area. No more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in the state are selected for this honor. A description of the selection methodology can be found here.
Yes! Key steps are required to ensure your settlement will not count as income to affect your entitlement to governmental benefits. Steps such as a special needs trust, negotiations with governmental entities, repayment of conditional payments and specific language in settlement documents is often essential to ensure your governmental benefits are not interrupted.