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S. Michael Graham

S. Michael Graham

TEXAS BOARD CERTIFIED - WORKERS' COMPENSATION EXPERT
  • Workers' Compensation, Personal Injury
  • Texas
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Biography

Since 1997 S. Michael Graham's law office has been devoted to zealously representing and protecting the legal rights of injured workers throughout the State of Texas. Mr. Graham became board by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in the area of workers' compensation law in 2005. His office handles workers compensation cases from the administrative level all the way through trial by jury. Mr. Graham received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1987 and went on to receive his law degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 1991. Mr. Graham is currently an active member of the Dallas Bar Association and the Texas Bar association.

Practice Areas
    Workers' Compensation
    Personal Injury
    Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    My office will give you an initial free phone consultation to evaluate your claim and advise you of your legal rights.
  • Contingent Fees
    In claims involving negligence for personal injury, my office will not collect a fee up front. We will prosecute your claim and obtain a fee when the claim is settled or tried to a verdict.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    In workers' compensation claims, the lawyer's fee is paid out of the claimant's income benefits by the workers' compensation insurance. The attorney fee is not collected directly from the injured worker. Consult with attorney for more specific details on the fee arrangement.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken
Professional Experience
Attorney
The Injured Workers' Lawyer since 1997!
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Education
University of Arkansas - Fayetteville
J.D. | Law
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Professional Associations
Texas Bar Association
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Dallas Bar Association
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Certifications
Board Certified Workers' Compensation
Texas Board Of Legal Specialization
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163 Questions Answered
Q. In Texas,on the job injury,must a ua be taken within 8 hours of the injury,for the rebuttable presumption ?
A: I am not aware of any 8 hour time frame. Usually, the further out the test is taken the more likely it is that you would be intoxicated. The drugs/alcohol will leave the system with time.
Q. If I return to full duty at work, is the responsibility of the insurance carrier over?
A: It is very difficult to prove a total keen replacement is due to your work related injury. You will need an expert medical opinion to state all the conditions for which you need the total knee replacement are a result of the work injury within a reasonable medical probability. If you prove this, then you would be entitled to off work benefits provided you have not already been placed at MMI or have reached statutory MMI.
Q. I am currently going through wokers comp because of an injury at work. When my employer gave them my wage statement
A: If you have a claim filed through the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers' Compensation, you have the right to challenge the wages your employer has listed at an administrative hearing. The easiest way is for you to get copies of your paycheck stubs to document your actual wages and actual overtime. The week that you were injured should not count. A qualified workers' compensation attorney can assist you in these legal matters if you so choose.
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TX Board Certified Work Comp Attorney
8204 Elmbrook, Suite # 161
Dallas, TX 75247
Telephone: (214) 358-6060