workers comp bad faith

Submitted by trmjones on Sat, 06/09/2012 - 18:23

I have a workers comp claim and have been dealing with them with an attorney for three years. I need to know if I can sue the workers comp insurance company for bad faith under a civil claim while I am also dealing with the workers comp claim? I have been advised by my councilor to file a civil suit and that he would go to court with me. My injury has already been surgical once and I need another surgery and it has caused depression, anxiety, paranoia. The insurance company is not recognizing the additional injuries caused by the chronic pain and stress from the injury and the change in my life. There is so much I could say but can not type it all. Please let me know your thoughts. I am in Tennessee by the way. I am emotional and physically worn out with all of this but need all the help I can get. I also feel like my attorney is not working to benefit me and not giving me the support I need for my workers comp case. They are not communicating everything to me that they are discussing with the workers comp insurance lawyers and this concerns me. Please help!!

Posted: 11 Jun 2012 04:12 Post Subject:

I need to know if I can sue the workers comp insurance company for bad faith under a civil claim while I am also dealing with the workers comp claim? I have been advised by my councilor to file a civil suit and that he would go to court with me


What part of what your attorney has apparently told you don't you understand?

I also feel like my attorney is not working to benefit me and not giving me the support I need for my workers comp case.


When you have legal representation, you should not be asking questions here. If your attorney is not doing the kind of job he will ultimately be paid for doing, then it's time to get another attorney.

They are not communicating everything to me that they are discussing with the workers comp insurance lawyers and this concerns me.


You have to have proof of this if you want to pursue such a claim against your attorney. Not easy to find, but possible.

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