Our areas of practice include: personal injury, wrongful death, industrial work accidents, trucking and auto accidents, railroad accidents, products liability, medical malpractice, commercial/business litigation, criminal law, domestic relations/divorce, and more.

With personal injury cases, the attorneys at Scott J. Olheiser, Injury & Trial Attorneys do not charge a consultation fee. We are happy to review your case and answer your questions without charging you. You have no obligation to hire us simply because we agree to review your case. There are many different types of injury cases we can consult with you about. We would love to talk to you about a variety of cases, including the following:

Automobile Collisions Involving Injuries [some examples]:

  • Car or truck crashes
  • Failure to grant right of way collisions
  • Crashes with injury involving excess speed
  • Auto collisions at intersections
  • Hit and run collisions
  • Crashes involving motorists who are uninsured
  • Rear end automobile collisions
  • Side impact automobile collisions
  • Frontal impact car collisions
  • Intentional car crashes
  • Drunk Driver collisions
  • Distracted driver collisions
  • Car or truck accidents causing death
  • Car collisions involving drug use / abuse
  • Motorcycle collision accidents
  • Snowmobile collision accidents
  • 4 Wheeler / ATV collision accidents
  • Semi truck collision
  • Collisions involving snow, ice or other road obstructions
  • Collisions on Interstate 25 or Interstate 80
  • Car collisions with buses
  • Any other type of motor vehicle collision

In addition to simply helping you in the event you are injured by the negligence of another person or corporation, we can assist with insurance matters. When you cannot get the benefit of the insurance coverage that you have paid for, then we may be able to assist with claims against the insurance company for the responsible party or claims against your insurance company.

In the event a lawsuit against your insurance company is necessary, we would be happy to talk with you about your potential claims which may include the following:

  • Breach of insurance contract
  • Violation of Wyoming insurance statutes
  • Breach of duty of good faith and fair dealing

Wyoming has one of the highest rates of work related injuries and deaths in the United States. These injuries can occur at coal mine sites, uranium mine sites and on drilling rigs and oil wells. Many people are also injured or killed in construction work injuries throughout the State of Wyoming. While large industrial injuries are more common, sometimes people get hurt working at warehouses or even grocery stores. Sometimes people get hurt in work related truck or car collisions driving to or from work. Collisions that occur driving to and from work or even driving for work are common ways people can get hurt.

However you get hurt working in Wyoming, the first thing you need to make sure your legal rights are protected is report it to your boss or supervisor. Most employers in Wyoming, especially large corporations, know that once an employee comes to them with a work related injury, the employer has to report the injury to Wyoming Workers Compensation which is now part of Wyoming Workforce Services.

If you are injured at work, you are may be entitled to compensation through the Wyoming Workers Compensation system. Your employer likely pays a fee to the Wyoming Workers Compensation system so that when you are hurt, your medical bills will be paid and you can claim a portion of your wages paid if your injury causes you to miss work. Workers Compensation is similar to insurance. It is well funded and capable of providing some assistance with medical expenses and other benefits.

Sometimes, your employer may not want to report your injury to the State of Wyoming because they are worried their rates for workers compensation may increase. This is not legal or appropriate. If this happens, you can report the injury yourself using the report of injury form attached here and mail it yourself or contact a lawyer and ask the lawyer to help you fill out the form.

There are many other problems that injured workers face when trying to get through the workers compensation system. Among the more common problems is that the Wyoming Workers Compensation claims analyst who is assigned to your claim may not understand how the injury occurred or Wyoming Workforce Services may deny your claim for a variety of other reasons. If they do and they send you a letter called a “Final Determination”, you are entitled to a hearing to explain your claims. If this happens, you are also entitled to have an attorney represent you and the State of Wyoming will pay the fees for the lawyer to represent you before and during the hearing. Wyoming workers compensation hearings involve complex legal and often medical issues and it is important that injured workers obtain a lawyer to help them with they claim and the hearing process.

Other issues can come up when you have a workers compensation case. These issues include complications with regard to various other benefits that are available for injured workers. Injured workers can get an “impairment rating” after a certain point in their case. In some instances, the impairment rating is too low and a low impairment rating can result in a reduction in the amount of money a worker receives for their injury related disability. Any time Wyoming Workforce Services sends out a Final Determination letter, the injured worker is entitled to an attorney and the State of Wyoming will pay for the legal fees of the attorney as well as any expenses the attorney may have. When in doubt about your legal rights in a Workers Compensation case, contact an attorney.

People often find that they need help understanding their legal rights when they are hurt when working. When you are injured at work, you may have several different legal options to help with your injuries in addition to or instead of workers compensation. There are many different possibilities so if any part of getting compensated for a work injury seems confusing, then it may be time to talk to an attorney who knows the Wyoming Workers Compensation system.

In some instances when you are hurt on the job, Wyoming workers compensation may be the only option for you to get compensated for your injury. There are, however, other instances when you may have legal rights against others who are responsible for causing your injury. If you think that is possible, you may want to contact an attorney to find out about the rights you may have.

In Wyoming, injury causing car and truck collisions often happen because driving is our primary form of transportation. Our attorneys have handled many cases involving people who have been injured as a result of another driver’s negligence. We have a network of highways in our state as well as Interstate 25 and Interstate 80. If you are injured in an automobile collision, contact us for a free consultation. It is very important that you contact an attorney soon after you have been injured since insurance companies often attempt to settle quickly so they can pay the least amount possible.

Railroad accidents can cause very serious injuries or death. If you are injured in a railroad accident, contact us for a free consultation.

Negligently manufactured machines, automobiles, or even pharmaceutical products can hurt people. If you believe you have been injured by a defective product, contact us for a free consultation.

We believe it is important that we trust our doctors, hospitals and other medical professionals. The decisions made by doctors, hospitals and other medical professionals have a tremendous impact on our lives and the lives of our loved ones. As with everyone else, when doctors, hospitals and other medical professionals needlessly endanger people, they should be held accountable. We have successfully handled many medical malpractice cases and have obtained settlements and judgments in the millions of dollars for our clients.

In addition to providing assistance to clients who have been injured through negligence, our attorneys have spent decades working for Wyoming people and businesses in commercial litigation matters. These cases can arise in a variety of ways such as through a breach of contract or encroachment on property. We have successfully handled cases for businesses in the oil and gas industry, construction industry, mining industry, restaurant / bar service industry, and professionals, among others.

Our goal with commercial litigation cases is to thoroughly inform clients of their options such that they can realize a desirable and expedient result. We have the knowledge, experience and dedication to work through difficult and complex litigation. As a small firm, we have the flexibility to work for many different local businesses.

Our attorneys handle select criminal cases, including DUIs, accusation of commercial crimes and drug crimes in Wyoming District Courts as well as in the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming. Contact us if you have been charged with a crime.

We have handled many child custody and divorce cases. If you have a complicated divorce matter involving the division of significant assets and business interests, contact us for a consultation.